Building a culture of community-based literacy & learning

Working with 100 literacy outreach coordinators in over 400 communities across British Columbia, we are building a culture of community-based literacy and learning in British Columbia. With your support and the support of our partners, we help form community task groups to identify and address local literacy challenges and priorities.

Task groups are made up of individuals representing literacy organizations, school districts, colleges, a variety of service providers and other stakeholders. They work together to identify local literacy priorities and implement plans that support community members of all ages. Through literacy development, individuals, families and communities become stronger and more resilient.

For our definition of community literacy, click here.

Decoda Library during COVID-19 

Tina Chau is Decoda’s librarian. We asked her how the Decoda Library is operating in the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is what she had to say:  Like other libraries, the Decoda Library has closed its doors temporarily due to COVID-19. Library borrowers have been asked to hold on to their loans until we reopen. But, the library continues operating remotely.  What is the library doing remotely?  Decoda Library continues to connect people with the resources they need to… Read more

Linking Food and Literacy

Houston Link to Learning uses food programming as a great way to teach literacy skills and to provide food for families. Like many organizations we are really concerned about our vulnerable learners during the COVID-19 crisis. Many of the programs and places they go to access food are shut down except for the food bank.  During… Read more

Empowering young people for the jobs of tomorrow

Through Future Launch, RBC has generously donated $25,000 to the Fostering Literacy program. Thanks to RBC, 32 high school students in BC will be paid to tutor children who struggle with reading. For many it is their first practical work experience. Meet Destiny Speck: Fostering Literacy Tutor A year ago, Destiny wasn’t sure what career… Read more

Learning Together

One of the wonderful things about community-based literacy programs is the flexibility to create programs that suit the needs of the community and its members. In some programs people of different ages learn together. These intergenerational literacy programs are held in communities across BC. In ONE TO ONE and Fostering Literacy programs across the province,… Read more