Canadian Education Association

The Promise and Problem of Literacy for Canada: An Agenda for Action (2004)

Two of five Canadians would have difficulty reading this sentence, following the instructions on a prescription bottle, finding out information about how to vote, or filling out a permission form for their child's upcoming school trip. Although for nine of the past 14 years, Canada has ranked first on the United Nations Human Development Index (HDI), a measure of a country's relative wellbeing, complacency would be a serious mistake.

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