ABC Everyday Numbers

ABC Everyday Numbers

ABC Everyday Numbers is a numeracy program that offers free resources to adult learners looking to improve their math skills. Whether you’re looking to get your high school diploma or simply want to build math confidence, ABC Everyday Numbers brings math to everyday life!

Learners can download free workbooks or take online courses on their own. Literacy organizations and other community groups can sign up to host a workshop.

ABC Everyday Numbers is designed for practitioners who are teaching math skills and may not be trained foundational math instructors.

Digital Literacy in Canada

  • Estimates say that around 84% of jobs in Canada currently require the use of a computer and basic technical skills (Information and Communications Technology Council, 2016) and that even low-skilled jobs increasingly require a basic level of digital literacy (Essential Skills Ontario).
  • The Information and Communications Technology Council says that there will be a demand to fill 216,000 jobs by 2021. Job growth in ICT (Information and Communications) is growing far faster than the overall economy.
  • Many working-age Canadians struggle with problem-solving in technology-rich environments. Among them, the proportion is higher in underrepresented groups in the Canadian workforce, such as Indigenous peoples, immigrants, language minorities, and 16-24-year-olds (Statistics Canada, 2013).

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“I am glad to host this program and I am sure it will be a success.” – Facilitator

“I believe this program will give them [the learners] confidence and independence, it will make their life much easier.” – Facilitator

“A lot of our clientele live alone and are not familiar with using phones or computers, so having a space for them to talk and explore new things was incredible!” – Facilitator

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