Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Funding for Literacy projects to benefit local organizations on North Coast, Haida Gwaii

The province is rolling out funding support for a number of literacy program in British Columbia and Monday delivered some positive news for a number of North Coast and Haida Gwaii based groups.

Those receiving funding include:

Change Makers' Education Society - Wayi Wah!
Gitxaala Nation Continuous Learning Centre - Learning Together
Literacy Haida Gwaii - Lifelong Learning on Haida Gwaii
North Coast Immigrant & Multicultural Services Society - Community Adult Literacy Program

In a statement on Monday, North Coast MLA, Jennifer Rice noted of the impact that the funding can have for local communities.

“People who struggle with literacy skills may feel stigma, but these community-based programs are here to help in an accessible, welcoming way. In our North Coast-Haida Gwaii region, this funding is especially important to ensure these programs can carry on.”

In total 102 adult literary programs in 132 communities are part of the provincial investment plan this year. The funding is part of a program partnered with post secondary institutions in BC, for the North Coast and Haida Gwaii the partner is Coast Mountain College.

The full list of communities to receive funding is available here.

More notes on the focus for literacy in BC can be reviewed here.

Items of interest from the Legislature can be explored here.

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