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Conference 2014: Measuring and Celebrating Success

Laubach Literacy Ontario held their annual conference on June 13th/14th, 2014 at Lakehead University in Orillia.

There was a lot packed into the two day event. Several informative workshops were offered, some great meals, a Friday night banquet that including an amazing keynote speaker (Eleanor Wood) that had everyone laughing,  followed by a dance that had everyone hopping!

At the banquet Robyn Cook-Ritchie of Grand Erie Learning Alternatives in Brantford was recognized as the Lana Faessler Outstanding Service Award  winner and Blake Konkle of Literacy Council of Niagara West in Beamsville was announced as this year's Arnie Stewart Individual Achievement Award  winner. Congratulations to both of you!!

For the 4th year in a row Rubert Payea was able to purchase a laptop to offer as a student prize through his (and other members of the student committee - Mike Chamberlain, Jack Osborne, Velma Read and Annie Aultman) fundraising efforts. The names of all of the students in attendance at the conference were put into a draw box and a name was drawn Saturday at lunch - this year's Arnie Stewart Award winner Blake Konkle was the lucky recipient of a brand new lap top computer!

About our conference

Conference presenter

The theme of this year's conference was Measuring and Celebrating Success. Tutors, volunteers, practitioners, and students from across the province took part in a great weekend of networking and informative workshops.

Conference and workshop evaluations are available below. Just click on the link that you wish to access.

Along with the individual workshop evaluations, we have included any workshop information (and handouts) that presenters were able to share.


Workshop 1 & 6 Evaluation:Formalizing Transition Between Employment Services & LBS  (Presenter - Stephanie Hobbs)

Workshop 2 Evaluation: Making the Magic Happen (Presenter - Joanne Kaattari & Vicki Trottier)

Workshop 3 Evaluation: Moving Forward with Culturally Relevant Native Resources (Presenter - Bonnie Jane Maracle & Michelle Davis)

Workshop 4 Evaluation : Student Annual Meeting (Presenter - Student Committee)

Workshop 5 Evaluation : LLO Online - What's New & Exciting? (Presenter - Robyn  Cook-Ritchie)  

Workshop 7 Evaluation : Data MIA (Management, Integrity and Analysis) EOIS-CaMS (Presenter - Robyn Cook-Ritchie)

Workshop 8 Evaluation : Theatre for Dialogue (Presenter - Simon Malbogat & Danielle Carr)

Workshop 9 Evaluation : Old Books; Amazing You: Celebrate Your Literacy Story (Presenter - Joanne Kaattari & Pam Cousins)

Workshop 10 Evaluation : Blended Learning - An Experiential Workshop (Presenter - Nancy Friday)

Workshop 11 Evaluation : Digital Literacy & The Future of Self Expression (Presenter - Matthew W.K. Routliffe & Jason Martell)

Workshop 12 Evaluation : Introduction to Administration: A Case Study for Working With Hard to Serve Ontario Works and 1st Nation Learners (Presenter - Barb Duguay & Kim Redford)

Workshop 13 Evaluation :  The Nuts and Bolts of Strategic Planning (Presenter - Gay Douglas)

Workshop 14 Evaluation : Nice to Meet You (Presenter - Dennis Chippa)

Workshop 15 Evaluation : Earn Digital Badges to Share on Social Media (Presenter - Nancy Friday)

Workshop 16 Evaluation : Digital Literacy and the Future of Self-Expression (Presenter - Matthew W.K. Routliffe & Jason Martell)

Workshop 17 Evaluation : Understanding and Utilizing Ningwakwe Learning Press (NLP) Materials (Presenter - Bob Rice)

Workshop 18 Evaluation: Fundraising Roundtable (Presenter - Dennis Chippa)

Workshop 19 Evaluation : Express and Engage (Presenter - Simon Malbogat & Danielle Carr)

Workshop 20 Evaluation : Your Words Count (Presenter - Jo Cryderman & David Steeves)