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Apply now for the PGI Learner Achievement Tribute Award. The deadline to apply is May 31.

January 27, 2010, was Family Literacy Day

Literacy BC has moved offices

The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for adults learning to read, presents The Best of the Reader, a website with many ebooks and teacher resources.

Watch "Literacy Yarn" to find out why knitting is a good metaphor for literacy.

Data Angel Report: Addressing Canada's Literacy Challenge, A Cost-Benefit Analysis (PDF)

New Guidebook: Learning Together: A Guide to Community-Based Adult ESL _ Literacy in British Columbia (PDF)

Literacy _ Beyond raises $33,000 for Literacy BC

Literacy BC's 2008/09 Annual Report is now online (PDF).

New TD Bank Report: Helping Newcomers Unlock Their Potential (PDF)

Listen to Barbara Adler's poem, "Florence"

Report: Canada's Hidden Deficit: the Social Cost of Low Literacy Skills

Visit www.youthliteracy.ca for resources to help youth overcome literacy challenges



"Several years ago I had a bad accident and couldn't work my usual jobs anymore. I was nearly fifty years old, had never finished high school, and I didn't know what I was going to do. Then I heard about the Partner Assisted Learning program in Williams Lake ..."

 
"As a mother of six children it is my family that inspired me to achieve my learning goals. I noticed that things stay the same until you make a change in your life. At first I was really scared to ask for help, but I did it ..."

"In Grade 7 I was diagnosed with autism and dyslexia. I struggled in school, but did graduate, and started a job. However I lost my job when my employer closed down. That's when I decided to attend Project Literacy Kelowna ..."

  More Stories ... from the Movement for Canadian Literacy's "Book of Changes"