In a recent survey of adult literacy, about 15% of adult Albertans scored at or below the lowest measure of literacy performance. Only 55% of adults scored at Level 3 or higher which is thought to be the level necessary to be competitive in an information-based economy (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012; International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey, 2003).
Centre for Family Literacy Programs and Services
The Centre for Family Literacy offers a variety of adult and family literacy programs designed to enhance the oral language and literacy needs of children and their parents, as well as other adults, in the Edmonton area. The Centre collaborates with a broad range of community agencies as partners in the delivery of these programs.
In addition to delivering adult and family literacy programs, the Centre provides training to family literacy professionals in Alberta and across the country, and offers workshops, services and support materials that sensitize the community at large to issues about literacy in general and family literacy in particular.
|Family Literacy–Adult Participants||2,815|
|Family Literacy–Child Participants||3,134|
|Total Edmonton Participants||6,159|
|Alberta C.O.W. Bus Participants (parents and children)||5,815|
|Total Program Participants ||11,974|
|Total Training and Outreach Participants||1,254|
|Number of Volunteers||237|
|Number of Collaborating Agencies||182|
|Number of Programs Offered||319|