Literacy

Literacy is very simply defined as the ability to read and write, as well as use arithmetic. Over time, the term literacy has expanded, and now typically also refers to the ability to use and understand numbers, images, computers, or other means of language and communication. For instance, a person who is not very comfortable using a computer may refer to themselves as not being “Computer Literate”. Literacy skills are acquired - meaning they must be learned. According to the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, 42% of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low literacy skills, and less than 20% of people with the lowest literacy skills are employed. Help for low literacy is available, and some Canadian government funding is available to pay for certain programs. Are you struggling with your own ability to read or write? Or are you looking for literacy programs and services for friends, family, co-workers or students in your neighbourhood or community? The Kinjunxion network can help. You are not alone. Connect with others who may be going through the same thing, find professional help and resources near you. The Kinjunxion community is here to help.
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Family Literacy Day: Encouraging Literacy Activities Every Day!

About Family Literacy Day Family Literacy Day is a day to encourage families to read and engage in other literacy-related activities as a family. It was created by ABC Life

CNIB: Accessible Literacy for People with a Print Disability

The Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has long been creating accessible options for people who are blind or partially sighted.  Now they are branching out; by helping anyone

High-Tech Help: Reading

With technology always moving rapidly, how we use technology to our advantage is also moving rapidly. There are many technological solutions available for students/people who struggle with reading or deal with

High-Tech Help: Writing

With technology always moving rapidly, how we use technology to our advantage is also moving rapidly. There are many technological solutions available for students/people who struggle with writing. This list of

Family Literacy - Take the Journey Together

This Peel Region specific program is designed to help parents Improve their child’s literacy and enjoyment of reading in general. The program is offered in English, French, Mandarin, and Punjabi,

Literacy in Kitchener / Waterloo

The Literacy Group is a Kitchener / Waterloo based organization who is dedicated to developing and delivering literacy programs for people in the area.  The Literacy Group’s mission, vision, and

Online Literacy Course - More Than Just Reading and Writing

The Independent Learning Centre is Ontario’s designated provider of distance education. It is an excellent place to brush up on your literacy, get your G.E.D, or work towards a post-secondary

Literacy Toolkit for Parents

This is a short (1 page) but excellent step by step guide which helps teach the importance of literacy and its day to day use. This fact sheet focuses on

Literacy Self Assessment

This Self-Assessment is an excellent way for newcomers to assess their own English as a Second Language (ESL) literacy skills. What I find most interesting about the linked self- assessment

Hamilton Literacy Council

YWCA; 75 MacNab St S
Hamilton ON L8P 3C1
Canada

Hamilton Literacy Council - Literacy and Basic Skills

YWCA; 75 MacNab St S
Hamilton ON L8P 3C1
Canada

Literacy South Halton - Literacy and Basic Skills, Burlington Head Office - Burlington Head Office

Upper Canada Place; 460 Brant St
Burlington ON L7R 4B6
Canada

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board - Literacy and Basic Skills, Literacy and Basic Skills - City Learning Centre - Literacy and Basic Skills - City Learning Centre

Jackson Square; 110 King St W
Hamilton ON L8V 4V3
Canada

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Literacy and Basic Skills - Burlington - YMCA Employment & Training Services

Ron Edwards Family YMCA; 500 Drury Lane
Burlington ON L7R 2X2
Canada

YMCA of Hamilton, Burlington, and Brantford - Literacy and Basic Skills - Burlington - Central Public School

Central Public School; 638 Brant St
Burlington ON L7R 2H2
Canada

Early Literacy Hamilton


Hamilton ON
Canada

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Literacy and Basic Skills, Mountain Campus - Literacy and Basic Skills - Mountain Campus

150 East 5th St
Hamilton ON L9A 2Z8
Canada

Centre for Skills Development - Doorways - Literacy and Basic Skills - Burlington - South Service Rd

3350 South Service Rd
Burlington ON L7N 3M6
Canada

St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education - Literacy and Basic Skills, Stoney Creek Campus - Literacy and Basic Skills - Stoney Creek Campus

60 Barlake Ave
Hamilton ON L8E 1G7
Canada

Collège Boréal - Literacy and Basic Skills - Hamilton Central - Literacy and Basic Skills - Access Centre Hamilton

Standard Life Building; 120 King St W
Hamilton ON L8P 4V2
Canada

Collège Boréal - Literacy and Basic Skills - Hamilton Central - Literacy and Basic Skills - Access Centre Hamilton

Standard Life Building; 120 King St W
Hamilton ON L8P 4V2
Canada