Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy (1991)

In 1990, to mark International Literacy Year, Multiculturalism and Citizenship Canada invited voluntary organizations to look at the literacy needs of the people who use their services.

Literacy is not the main focus of the work these organizations do, but they have found that a low level of literacy is a problem for some of the people they serve. Through questionnaires, interviews and meetings, the organizations looked at how well they serve those people and what resources were available to help those who wanted to improve those skills.

This document relates the experiences of seven organizations: the Canadian Home and School and Parent-Teacher Federation; the Canadian Child Welfare Association; the National Youth in Care Network; the YMCA Canada; the Salvation Army; the John Howard Society; and One Voice – the Canadian Seniors Network.

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Joanne Godin. Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy 1991. Web. 17 Jan. 2021 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nls/inpub/words/words.pdf>
Joanne Godin (1991). Words of Promise: Voluntary Organizations' Experiences with Literacy. Retrieved January 17, 2021, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/nls/inpub/words/words.pdf
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