MLAs Coulter and Paddon say adult literacy program will help people build skills to succeed

CHILLIWACKNew Democrat MLAs Dan Coulter and Kelli Paddon say people in Chilliwack will have more opportunities to improve their literacy, math skills, and digital skills thanks to increased funding for Community Adult Literacy Programs.

“For many people, tasks like paying bills online, trying a recipe from a cookbook, or updating their resume for new work opportunities seem simple, but not everyone has the same experience,” said Dan Coulter, MLA for Chilliwack. “Many adults struggle with literacy, and it can make little things that many of us take for granted a challenge. Literacy programs help make sure all British Columbians have the opportunity to navigate the world we live in with more ease.”

Chilliwack Community Services and the Chilliwack Learning Society are receiving funding for their Community Adult Literacy Programs. 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.

“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.

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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