The BC Government is investing in community-based programs to help adult learners.
12 new community-based adult literacy programs in the Northwest are being supported with nearly 300 thousand dollars in funding.
These service providers in the Northwest region are receiving one-time funding to provide community literacy programs in 2017-18:
Gitanyow Huwilp Society to deliver Gitanyow Education Initiatives program in Gitanyow.
North Coast Immigrant and Multicultural Services Society to deliver Cultural Learning Centre CALP program in Prince Rupert.
Literacy Terrace Society to deliver Literacy Terrace CALP program in Terrace.
Gitxaala Education Society to deliver Gitxaala Nation CALP in Gitxaala.
Kispiox Band Council to deliver Kispiox Adult Literacy program in Kispiox.
Storytellers’ Foundation to deliver K’yuuksxw Waking Up to Change program in Hazelton.
Literacy Haida Gwaii to deliver Lifelong Learning on Haida Gwaii program in Haida Gwaii.
Houston Link to Learning Society to deliver Community Family Literacy program in Houston.
Houston Link to Learning Society to deliver Community Adult Literacy program in Houston.
Smithers Community Services Association to deliver Community Learning Services program in Smithers.
Learners Opportunity Group Society to deliver Literacy on Wheels CALP program in Hazelton.
Kitimat Community Services Society to deliver Kitimat Adult Literacy program in Kitimat.
These new programs will include one on one tutoring or small group training to ensure education is focused on everyone’s personal needs.
These programs are delivered in partnership with the Northwest Community College, Literacy providers and post-secondary institutions collaborate to support improved learner outcomes and encourage the transition from community programs to post-secondary studies.
Ken Burt is the president of the Northwest Community College and he says “Often people feel left out of everyday life because they don’t have the basic literacy skills that they need to write an email to friends, or fill out a housing application”