Ontario Recognizes Work of Leader in Literacy Education
McGuinty Government Announces Council of the Federation Award Winner
Community Literacy of Ontario is the winner of Ontario's 2012 Council of the Federation Literacy Award.
Premier Dalton McGuinty honoured the Barrie-based organization for its continued support and training to more than 100 community-based literacy agencies across the province. Community Literacy of Ontario is well-known for its leadership in online training including Literacy Basics, a self-directed online toolkit for literacy educators.
Recognizing literacy champions and helping people learn new skills are part of the McGuinty government's plan to help every Ontarian succeed and grow our economy.
- Since 1994, Community Literacy of Ontario has helped train hundreds of literacy practitioners across Ontario.
- In 2011-12, Ontario's Literacy and Basic Skills, including e-Channel helped over 60,000 learners, with 71 per cent of exiting learners going on to further education and employment.
- Over 50,000 more students in Grades 3, 6 and 9 are meeting or beating the provincial standard in reading, writing and math compared to 2002-03.
“Learning to read and write as an adult opens up new worlds and a brighter future. Community Literacy of Ontario is a champion in helping people realize their dreams -- which strengthens our families, our communities and our economy.”
“We are proud of our dynamic board, staff and volunteer team. While we may be small, we have always dreamed big, worked hard, and accomplished much. Community Literacy of Ontario has truly become the little organization that could.”
Joanne Kaattari and Jette Cosburn