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Literacy and Essential Skills as a Poverty Reduction Strategy

A report released on March 21st by Frontier College, prepared in partnership with Social Research and Demonstration Corporation, “is the culmination of a national consultation with policy makers, national and regional literacy associations, services providers, researchers, poverty reduction organizations, and learners involved in literacy programming and poverty reduction programs across Canada.”

“Canadian data indicate that earnings increase in tandem with literacy skills. The difference in earnings is indeed stark; median earnings of individuals with literacy skills at the two highest levels is 70 per cent higher than for individuals with the lowest literacy skills.”

Get your copy of the Literacy and Essential Skills report.