Council of the Federation Literacy Award 2017
Date posted: September 11, 2017
Congratulations to Project Literacy Kelowna for being the BC recipient of The Council of the Federation Literacy Award for 2017. The award celebrates outstanding achievement, innovative practice, and excellence in literacy.
Project Literacy Kelowna provides free tutoring in reading, writing, language proficiency, digital literacy, mathematics and financial literacy, with the help of 150 dedicated volunteers. Since the organization opened its doors in 1986, the training it has provided has helped more than 6,000 residents from different national and cultural backgrounds enhance their literacy skills.
Rather than taking a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching, staff and volunteers at Project Literacy Kelowna take the time to work with learners’ different needs, learning styles and literacy goals to customize an educational experience that fits the individual.
“Literacy skills help British Columbians reach their full potential and lead successful lives. The work of community literacy organizations like Project Literacy Kelowna Society is instrumental in improving the quality of life of children and families, youth, adults and seniors in B.C. I want to congratulate the dedicated staff and volunteers at Project Literacy Kelowna Society on earning this well-deserved recognition.” – Rob Fleming, Minister of Education