MLA Paddon says adult literacy program will help people build skills to succeed

AGASSIZNew Democrat MLA Kelli Paddon says people in Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs will have more opportunities to improve their literacy, math skills, and digital skills thanks to increased funding for Community Adult Literacy Programs.

“Literacy programs are just one of the amazing things that our local community services societies have to offer residents. I’m glad our government understands the importance of programs like these for people- whether they are new to speaking English or face challenges with reading, writing or digital literacy,” said Kelli Paddon, MLA for Chilliwack-Kent.

Agassiz-Harrison Community Services Society is receiving funding for their Community Adult Literacy Program, “Community Access to Literacy and Learning.” These community-based programs are offered by trained volunteers and focus on basic literacy, numeracy, life skills and employment preparation, and can be a starting point towards high school completion and/or further education or training.

The New Democrat government invests $3.4 million annually for Community Adult Literacy Programs, as part of our commitment to giving people the skills and opportunities they need to succeed.

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