Literacy Risk in the Niagara Region (2000)

The author of this document notes that Ontario’s Niagara Region is at a competitive disadvantage because the overall literacy and skill levels of its population lag behind those of other regions of the province, according to 1996 census data.

However, the author also points out that the region’s young adults, aged 20 to 29, actually exceeded the provincial average for educational attainment. As well, there is considerable variation among communities in the region, with some actually showing better education and literacy levels than the provincial average.

Literacy upgrading should remain a top social and economic priority for the Niagara Region, the author says. He recommends that literacy organizations emphasize the economic benefits of improved literacy and take advantage of opportunities to collaborate with other community groups.

The author has included literacy skill profiles for communities in the Niagara Region.

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Paul Knafelc. Literacy Risk in the Niagara Region 2000. Web. 4 Dec. 2022 <>
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