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

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ABBOTSFORD – New Democrat MLA Pam Alexis 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.

“Literacy contributes to our quality of life, and all British Columbians deserve to have the skills required for everyday tasks,” said Pam Alexis, MLA for Abbotsford-Mission. “Archway Community Services is a great resource here in Abbotsford, and I’m glad that we can help with the great work they do through programs like adult literacy.”

In Abbotsford, Archway Community Services is receiving funding for their Access2Learn 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/releases/2023PSFS0049-001346