The Decoder – September 2020

Margaret’s message

Every September, we celebrate the role literacy plays in our lives. This year, literacy matters more than ever!

In the time of COVID-19, literacy programs are crucial to our communities. They are helping learners cope in uncertain times and build the literacy skills needed now and in the aftermath of the pandemic.

In May, we partnered with Literacy Outreach Coordinators on a province-wide matching gift campaign: Literacy Matters more than ever! Thanks to people like you, we met our goal of $20,000 to help local communities.

Keeping the work going in these challenging times is cause for celebration. Join us!

#PutOnYourPurple and use social media to share why #LiteracyMatters. Enter our Literacy Month Contest. Use the Literacy Month Calendar. Don’t miss out on our Virtual Team Trivia fundraising event on September 22. And, find out how Raise-a-Reader Week, September 18-25, helps empower children and families with tools to improve their reading skills.

Learn the facts about literacy in BC and the importance of Health Literacy, Digital Literacy, Financial Literacy and Workplace Literacy. Watch for our new Public Service Announcements on CBC, exclusive broadcast media sponsor of Literacy Month.

I would like to thank our Literacy Month supporters:  BC mayors and city councils for proclaiming September as Literacy Month, BC landmarks for lighting up in purple on International Literacy Day, September 8th, our corporate partners Beedie and Marsh Canada and to Blue Sky Clothing for another “Sock it to Literacy” fundraising drive.

Let’s make this September the best Literacy Month ever!

Margaret