Funding for Learning Disabilities Project Announced

On Tuesday June 30th, Service Canada and MP Dona Cadman came to Literacy BC to announce the funding of the Whole Life Approach to Learning Disabilities in Adult Literacy Settings project. The event was a great success. Click here for a link to the News Release about this project on the HRSDC website. The Whole Life Approach to Learning Disabilities in Adult […]

It’s another Hole-in-One for the PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy BC!

An incredible $56,000 was raised at the wet and wonderful 19th Annual PGI Golf Tournament for Literacy BC held on July 7th 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. A very big thank you to our hosts and friends, Peter S. Gzowski, Rick Cluff, […]

500 children’s books donated to Newton Family Resource Program

In December 2008, the Reading Tree organization partnered with local business Wild Birds Unlimited to donate 500 children’s books to the Newton Family Resource Program run by Options Services to Communities Society in Surrey. Reading Tree invites Lower Mainland communities to get involved by donating books they no longer need for distribution to local not-for-profit literacy programs. Bring your reusable […]

A new home for wish wellness centre

For twenty years WISH Drop-In Centre Society, a registered non-profit society that provides a variety of services to female survival sex workers, operated out of the First United Church on East Hastings Street. In 2003 WISH won a $1 million award from Vancity Credit Union which allowed the women who ran and used the centre to begin dreaming about a […]

Literacy BC Celebrates Family Literacy Day

This year’s Family Literacy Day theme, Sing for Literacy, resonates with us for three reasons. One, singing promotes literacy skills. Supporting and promoting literacy and life-long learning is our mission. Two, 2010 is Literacy BC’s 20th anniversary. What better way to celebrate than through song? Three, from the spirituals of the deep south to the folk music of the sixties […]

International Literacy Day

September 8 is International Literacy Day. If you could read that sentence, congratulations. According to the Flesch-Kincaid Reading Level test it has a grade level of 16.2, or college-level. Forty percent of British Columbians might have trouble reading it. When most people think of problems with literacy, the image that pops to mind is someone who cannot read at all, […]