Literacy in BC

What is Literacy?

“Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate, compute and use printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning to enable an individual to achieve his or her goals, to develop his or her knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in the wider society.”– UNESCO

In this section, see how this definition of literacy relates to those who live in British Columbia. Do you need some quick facts and figures on literacy rates, or wonder how we help people achieve success through community-based literacy? If so, this is the section for you.

Digital Badges

Digital micro-credentials are a new way to capture and share what an individual knows and can do. Find out how to obtain your digital badges on this page.

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BC Literacy Landscape

This is what literacy looks like in B.C. In this section, you’ll find information about adults, families, communities, and literacy practitioners.

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Community Literacy Projects

Are you looking for information about literacy support in your community? Whether you need to find a literacy organization, program or a literacy outreach coordinator in your community, start your search here.

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Our Projects

Are you interested in projects that are making a difference in your community or workplace? We work with a number of groups and organizations to raise literacy levels across the province.

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