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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

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The Learning Hotline is Literacy BC's toll-free-in-BC referral service for people seeking literacy and basic skills upgrading programs in their communities.

BC Literacy Directory

Call us at 1-888-READ-234 (1-888-732-3234):

  • A sensitive and confidential referral service to provide British Columbians with details on how to access literacy programs and resources
  • Interpretors available for: Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Farsi, French, Punjabi, Spanish and Vietnamese, and more
  • Referrals for anyone who wants to volunteer for literacy in their community

You can also find this information online at the BC Literacy Directory - the easy way to find programs to improve reading, writing and English languageskills for all ages.

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School Districts and their partners seeking a simple way to submit information to the BC Literacy Directory can use this spreadsheet.