Welcome to the Spotlight on Learning Website – Dedicated to Professional Development in Literacy and Essential Skills

In October 2010, Essential Skills Ontario, in partnership with the Eastern provinces, hosted the three-day conference Spotlight on Learning: Becoming Agents of Change. Bringing together leaders from the literacy and essential skills, business, labour, government and community fields, the conference focused on how literacy can be a tool for positive change at work, at home and in the community.

Participants were encouraged to go one step further and become agents of change for our field – influencing public policy and public opinion by making literacy and essential skills a fundamental issue in our communities.

The purpose of this site is to feed the momentum and energy in the field with continued learning, news updates and stories of change that have been inspired by learning. Couldn't make it to the conference? No matter - watch workshop videos and download the resources so you too can become an Agent of Change.

Don't forget to keep coming back as this site will be continually updated with new tools and resources to better our work and stay current.


Together we can learn, share and inspire each other to make literacy and essential skills fundamental in our communities.