Literacy Statistics

Statistics Canada defines literacy as follows: ‘The information processing skills necessary to use printed material commonly encountered at work, at home, and in the community.’

Many people think that literacy is just that, but according to the Literacy Basic Skills Program, literacy also includes numeracy (basic math) and other essential skills that help learners achieve their goals related to further education or training, employment, or independence. For most learners, improving literacy skills leads to increased self-esteem and self-confidence.

If you’d like to read more about how important literacy is in our society, you can read Community Literacy of Ontario’s report: “Literacy: Why It Matters”

Funding and Community Partners

All of our services are no charge, confidential, and flexible. Our core funding is provided by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), The United Way of Peterborough and District and we rely on community support.

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Upcoming Events Calendar

Below is a list of upcoming events / classes to register for

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