I’m cautiously optimistic: The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has published its report. #4 in its list of recommendations is “Restore full and sustained funding to the Adult Basic Education (ABE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) programs” (p. 17).
The Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services has published its Report on Budget 2016 Consultations. See pages 12 – 17 for details relating to ABE.
“As in previous Finance and Government Service consultations, the importance of advanced education and funded programs for literacy is evidenced by the array of submissions presented to the Committee by individuals and organizations across the province. The ability to properly educate adults to allow personal fulfilment, to improve job prospects, and to facilitate economic stimulus, remains a top priority for British Columbians.
The concerns heard over long term funding in this area led the Committee to urge government to undertake a comprehensive review of post-secondary funding…” (p.16)