ERIC Number: ED405457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Working in Concert: Federal, Provincial and Territorial Actions in Support of Literacy in Canada.
Godin, Joanne, Ed.
This document provides a snapshot of literacy programs and activities in Canada for 1995-96. The first section describes the National Literacy Secretariat (NLS), defines literacy, and discusses NLS's mandate, structure, and principles. It describes the following: (1) activity areas supported by NLS (developing learning materials, increasing public awareness, carrying out research, improving access and outreach, improving coordination and information sharing); (2) four grant and contribution activities--Federal-Provincial/Territorial Program, Literacy Component of the Atlantic Groundfish Strategy, Literacy Corps Program, and National Program; and (3) a sampling of National Program projects, under each of the NLS's activity areas. The next 12 sections describe literacy programs and activities in these provinces and territories: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, and Yukon Territory. Each section begins with a chart that highlights this Survey of Literacy Skills Used in Everyday Activities information: total number of Canadians surveyed, number of adults surveyed in that province or territory, and percentage of adults in those two groups in Reading Levels 1-4. Some or all of this information is then provided: structure of the literacy program, descriptions of programs and initiatives, success factors, budget, staff, and contacts. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Literacy Secretariat, Ottawa (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada