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More Opportunities For Literacy Training

McGuinty Government Helping Ontarians Upgrade Their Skills

This year, more than 50,000 Ontarians will have access to literacy and basic skills upgrading and training that will help open the door to a good job and a stronger future.

Ontario's 2011 Budget -Turning The Corner committed to permanently increase base funding to every literacy organization in the province. This additional funding will provide ongoing support to ensure literacy organizations can continue to deliver programs and serve more learners.

Adults can access free help with literacy and basic skills at 340 sites across the province, including colleges, school boards and community-based organizations.

Literacy and basic skills training is part of the McGuinty government's Open Ontario plan to help everyone succeed and build a knowledge-based economy for the future.

Quick Facts

  • Ontario is investing an additional $44 million in the Literacy and Basic Skills program over the next three years.
  • 3.4 million Ontario adults have literacy skills at less than a high school level.
  • From 2003-2004 to 2010-2011, the McGuinty government invested more than $565 million in adult literacy and basic skills programs.

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“We're helping more people get the training they need to further their educational goals and find a good job. This is part of our plan to ensure everyone succeeds and raise the number of Ontarians with a postsecondary education and training credential to 70 per cent.”

John Milloy

Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities

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