Re-Instate the Eastern Ontario LINC PD Day

  • by: Larry Iveson
  • target: Jason Kenney, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism

Citizenship and Immigration Canada has cut the Eastern Ontario LINC Professional Development Day in Ottawa for 2013.

This PD day:

  • is the only job specific professional development training provided to Eastern Ontario LINC instructors and childcare staff
  • is a long standing tradition dating back to the very beginning of the LINC program in Ottawa
  • is critical for LINC instructors to meet the yearly PD requirements of their CIC mandated TESL Ontario certification
  • provides essential local level training for the latest CIC initiatives such as PBLA, new Canadian Language Benchmarks, LearnIT2Teach, Post TESL certification and the ELECT program
  • engages the expertise and involvement of instructors and childcare staff at the local level to make CIC initiatives successful
  • showcases the local expertise of LINC instructors and childcare staff by providing timely, practical and professional presentations 

Cutting this LINC PD fragments Eastern Ontario LINC programs and is short-sighted and counterproductive. We call on the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration to re-instate funding for this valuable professional day.

Sign Petition
Sign Petition
You have JavaScript disabled. Without it, our site might not function properly.

privacy policy

By signing, you accept Care2's terms of service.

Having problems signing this? Let us know.