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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

In partnership with Capilano College, Literacy BC delivers an electronic conferencing service for the literacy community. The Hub contributes to growth and development in the literacy field by reducing isolation and providing:

  • Easy access to information and resources
  • More frequent and cost effective communication
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • Innovative ways of networking and building community

To become a member of The Hub contact Marj Froemgen (604-684-0624). If you are already a member, connect through

A regular Hub account costs $75 and includes a Hub Internet email address and the ability to send and receive email via The Hub. A 'lite' Hub account costs $50 and may suit users who do not need another email account but want to access the conferencing features and services.

Learning Curves - a report on professional development on The Hub (2003)