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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 for resources to help youth overcome literacy challenges

Please join Literacy BC at the 20th Annual PGI, on July 13, 2010, and the 4th Annual Literacy and Beyond, coming in fall 2010.

Be a part these events, and help Literacy BC raise awareness about literacy issues and raise funds that support our vital services to adult learners and their families, including direct financial aid and our referral and information service.

Improving literacy skills makes a real difference to people's lives. We are committed to ensuring that all British Columbians have access to the basic education they need to get jobs, take care of their families and participate fully in their communities. To make that happen, we need your help. To learn more about our events or discuss ways you can get involved with Literacy BC, contact us at 1-888-READ-234, or email

2010 PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy: Join us on July 13, 2010!

Start practicing your swing for the 20th Annual Peter Gzowski Invitational Golf Tournament for Literacy on July 13, 2010 at the University Golf Course in Vancouver. This event will mark both the 20th year of the PGI, and the 20th birthday of Literacy BC. This will be a very special edition of the PGI, and we look forward to seeing you there! Learn more about the 2010 PGI here.

For more information, contact Judy Finch at, or 604-684-0624, ext. 106.


2009 Literacy and Beyond

Thank you for joining us September 28, 2009, for an exclusive evening of BC's foremost wines, spectacular food, music, mingling and a fantastic auction, made possible by our friends at Vancouver's beyond restaurant and a host of other supporters. Thanks to your support, we raised $33,000 to support adult literacy in BC. Visit to learn more about this wonderful event.

You can read about our 2008 event here.


2009 PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy

An incredible $56,000 was raised at the wet and wonderful 19th Annual PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy BC held on July 7, 2009, at the University Golf Course in Vancouver. Founded by Peter Gzowski, our tournament continues to provide valuable financial support to adult learners across B.C. Read more about the 2009 PGI here.