“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
– Nelson Mandela
According to ABC Life Literacy Canada, “48% of adult Canadians have literacy skills that fall below a high school level, which negatively affects their ability to function at work and in their personal lives.” Furthermore, 17% of Canadians function at the lowest level of literacy. This means, for example, that they may not be able to read the dosage instructions on a medicine bottle.
Check out some of the non-profit’s in #BrokersOfGood that provide literacy and education resources and training.
Provides one on one and small group literacy tutoring to children, youth and adults in Greater Victoria, including new Canadians and inmates.
Inspires a new generation of students to discover their passions, gain essential skills, and learn what it takes to succeed in a competitive workforce.
Provides resources, training and funds, Decoda supports community-based literacy programs and initiatives in over 400 communities across BC.
Pairs struggling young readers with trained literacy tutors to help children grow their skills, increase their self-confidence and blossom.
Provides educational programming to connect youth to the ocean and environment. This helps foster a relationship with nature and emphasizes how crucial its health is to their futures.