NDP MLA says expanded adult literacy program will help people build essential skills

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COMOX – New Democrat MLA Ronna-Rae Leonard says people looking to improve their skills in reading, writing, math, and digital literacy will benefit from increased access to free adult literacy programs across B.C.

“Adult literacy programs are crucial to every community, and our local volunteers help ensure the programs are tailored to the needs of the people who live here,” says Ronna-Rae Leonard, MLA for Courtenay – Comox. “They’re not only a great opportunity for learning, but can also help new community members make meaningful connections in their new home.”

In Comox, the Comox Valley Lifelong Learning is receiving funding for 2 programs: the Comox Valley Adult Literacy Program and the Comox Valley Family Literacy Program,

The B.C. government invests $3.4 million annually to support the Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). This funding will support 102 adult literacy programs in 132 communities, supporting over 16,000 people across B.C. This annual investment builds on last year’s 97 programs in 128 communities.

These community-based, adult, family, and Indigenous literacy programs help people gain skills in basic literacy, numeracy, life skills, and employment preparation. The programs are delivered by trained volunteers and include one-on-one tutoring and small-group classes.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/29413