To be literate means that you have the skills to understand what you read, communicate with others and engage fully and confidently in life’s activities and opportunities – at work, at home and in the community.
Family literacy programs focus on parents as the means to improve the reading and writing skills of all family members. There are many ways to strengthen your family’s literacy skills - all it takes is practicing for 15 minutes every day.
Financial literacy is an essential skill that needs ongoing attention - today's labour markets dictate that individuals have a high level of financial literacy. If left unchecked, the low numeracy skills in Canada could affect Canada’s ability to compete in the global economy.