Communities begin, celebrate new literacy supports

Several communities are embarking on and celebrating new literacy supports. On Vancouver Island, Innovations for Learning, SD72, and the Campbell River Literacy Association have started a program at Ripple Rock Elementary to help kids develop literacy. IFL executive director Fabrice Grover stated that the program could provide an opportunity for language revitalization and reconciliation, as many of the schools they work with are Indigenous or near Indigenous reserves. My Comox Valley Now says that the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation in Tofino has signed on with the program and that the Cowichan Tribes may see the program in the fall. In Yellowknife, the Literacy Outreach Centre is offering classes for adults who want to improve their literacy skills. The Centre has partnered with Inclusion NWT and Aurora College to provide free programming including family literacy, computer classes, office skills, and a tutoring program.

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