Category Archives: Public Opinion on Literacy

20th Anniversary of Family Literacy Day

I wanted to congratulate ABC Canada on the 20th anniversary of Family Literacy Day. It’s not that often in the Canadian literacy field that we witness longevity (I’m thinking that the PGIs are the other example, but I can’t think … Continue reading

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Thank you Peter

Canada lost a staunch literacy advocate yesterday with the death of Peter Calamai. Peter wrote the publication, Broken words: Why five million Canadians are illiterate. A special Southam survey, in 1987. This landmark survey marked the first time that literacy … Continue reading

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Senate Bill – Essential Skills Week

Last week, Senator Diane Bellemare introduced a bill entitled “An Act to establish Promotion of Essential Skills Learning Week” (Bill S254) in the Senate where it received 2nd reading. The bill will now go to committee for discussion. You can … Continue reading

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National Public Opinion Survey on Literacy

Frontier College commissioned Environics to conduct a national survey about literacy in Canada. The survey found that nearly nine-in-ten Canadians (87 per cent) believe more needs to be done to improve literacy rates. The survey found that Canadians understand the … Continue reading

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