The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region
Reading Writing and Math Skills

Reading Writing and Math Skill

Reading Writing and Math Skill

 

 

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Celebrating 15 years!

Celebrating 15 years!

This month marks the 15th anniversary of The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region! With the support of our staff, tutors and volunteers, we’ve accomplished a lot since 1999:

  • over 117,000 hours of one-on-one and small group training have been delivered
  • more than 450 tutors have committed at least one year of their time to work with our learners, and
  • over 325 learners a year have improved their literacy, numeracy and other Essential Skills through TLG’s programs.

Why literacy matters

A 2013 report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development confirmed that low literacy and numeracy skills among adults aged 16 to 65 are still a concern in Canada.*

People with low literacy skills are

  • more than twice as likely to be unemployed,
  • more likely to have poor health, and
  • more likely to live in poverty.

In Ontario, 60% of people with Level 2 literacy skills and 80% of people with Level 1 literacy skills are likely to have no or very little income and struggle financially.

TLG helps people who want to change their lives

It takes personal determination and community support for adults to improve their literacy skills and make a better life.

 

Jermaine, one of our Learners of the Year, is just one example of how The Literacy Group has changed lives for the better. Nominated by his teachers and fellow students, he explains, “I meet people who motivate me and help me with my English and maths.” He is thankful for the people and resources that have contributed to his success and can already see the improvement in his literacy and math skills.

 

Help us mark our 15th anniversary and give the gift of literacy!

Your donation of…               Can pay for one student’s…
$125                                       Books and all support for a full year
$100                                       Resources for 9 months of training
$50                                         Resources for 3 months of training
$25                                         Workbooks / supplies

For more details, please click here.