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International Literacy Day

Today is International Literacy Day! To mark the occasion, Decoda Literacy Solutions and the Vancouver Public Library are partnering in a ‘Literacy is Life’ celebration at the central library downtown. The program will include a Literacy Month proclamation from the City of Vancouver. This day is celebrated around the world. UNESCO has chosen Literacy in… Read more

Fostering Literacy in Communities Across BC

Literacy is fostered in communities across BC every day. Today we’re highlighting a few members of the network of Literacy Outreach Coordinators who work hard to address the literacy needs in their communities. Click on their photos to read their stories. There are 100 Literacy Outreach Coordinators in British Columbia. To locate the one nearest… Read more

Tips on TV

Throughout September, CBC Vancouver will be airing literacy tips from Decoda. Here’s a sample. You can view all six video tips on our website. Click here to see more. (And, yes, those are some of Decoda’s staff members on the videos.)

The Westcoast Reader

The September issue of The Westcoast Reader newspaper is available now! This issue has articles about Steve Nash, driverless cars, the Canada census, and more. And, there’s a photo contest this month! You can find the Teachers’ Notes for this issue online. For subscription information, or to find out if your group qualifies to receive… Read more

Calendar of Literacy Tips

September is Literacy Month in BC. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. Decoda has created a calendar for the month filled with literacy tips, everyday opportunities to build literacy. Click on the image below for a downloadable calendar. And, don’t forget to wear purple to show your support!

September is Literacy Month

Today is the start of Literacy Month in communities across BC. And it’s also the start of Decoda’s 4th annual Literacy is Life campaign. Literacy is Life raises awareness of the importance of literacy, and raises funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives across British Columbia. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. Here’s one… Read more

Trivia Teasers

We’re looking forward to Team Trivia Challenges in September. These fundraising events are a lot of fun (and maybe a bit competitive). Join us for a little practice to get ready. Test your trivia knowledge with these questions: What is a word in English without a rhyming word? Crayola crayons started with 8 colours. How… Read more

Award-winning BC Literacy Programs

Congratulations to the Pacific Training Centre for the Blind in Victoria for winning the Great-West Life, London Life and Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award. This award recognizes organizations that develop and implement innovative adult literacy and essential skills programs in communities across Canada. Congratulations also to The WISH Drop-in Centre in Vancouver for being awarded… Read more

Literacy is Life Contest

September is Literacy Month in BC. Once again, Decoda is having a Literacy is Life Contest. This year’s theme is Fostering Literacy. It’s not too early to start thinking about your entry. How do you foster literacy? You have from now until the end of September to tell us your story and be entered to… Read more