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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



Literacy touches virtually every aspect of our lives. It is essential to personal growth and development, and has a profound influence on our economic and social well being. The sobering fact is that almost 40% of adults in British Columbia have low literacy skills.

At Literacy BC we are committed to ensuring that all British Columbians have access to the 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. Please make a donation now.

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