Literacy as a Barrier to Employment (2005)

Addressing the Literacy Needs of Aboriginal People in Ontario

While the main objective of this discussion paper and literature review is to look at literacy as a barrier to employment, it is impossible to look at only one aspect of literacy skills development. One must also look at all of the pieces of the literacy puzzle and how they fit together in order to help learners succeed in their journey. This may include obtaining or bettering their employment, helping their children with their homework, or learning more about who they are as Aboriginal people.

The Ontario Federation of Indian Friendshop Centres has made eight concrete recommendations, that, if followed, would set the course for individual, family, and community excellence and success in the area of youth, adult, and family literacy skills development thus providing greater opportunities for people to enter the workforce and excel in their chosen career path.

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Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres and OFIFC-GREAT Initiative. Literacy as a Barrier to Employment 2005. Web. 27 Sep. 2020 <>
Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres & OFIFC-GREAT Initiative (2005). Literacy as a Barrier to Employment. Retrieved September 27, 2020, from
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