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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

Become a Member of Literacy BC

Around 40% of adults in BC have low literacy skills. A strong literacy community is key to creating the solutions that will address this complex issue. As a member of Literacy BC you are connected to BC's valuable literacy network.

Benefits of Membership

Through this provincial literacy network you have the opportunity to:

  • Stay informed about the latest literacy research, policy and programs
  • Share best practices with others in the field
  • Receive advance notice of conferences, roundtables, workshops and literacy-related events
  • Access our Provincial Resource Centre materials
  • Receive and contribute to the Literacy BC newsletter
  • Elect representatives to our Board of Directors
  • Add your voice to the provincial literacy dialogue

Become a member today and add your voice to this valuable network. With your help we will continue building strong learning communities throughout the province.

To speak to someone about becoming a member of Literacy BC or to request a membership information package, please call 1-888-READ-234 or email

Click here for our Membership Form (Word Doc- 58k)