Friday, 22 July 2011

The Gift of Literacy

On Monday, Premier Christy Clark awarded the 2011 Council of the Federation Literacy Award to Dee McRae. This award recognizes Dee's outstanding efforts to improve adult literacy in her home town of Houston, B.C. – and beyond.

One million adults in our province have challenges with literacy. Dee is one of many in B.C. who are working to bring this number down. Her years of hard work and dedication have significantly improved the lives of many people, giving them confidence and the ability to reach their potential.

Since 2001, the Province has invested approximately $1.5 billion in literacy and literacy-related initiatives, such as StrongStart BC early learning programs. The programs this funding makes possible are vital.

But so are the contributions of people like Dee McRae and many others like her throughout the province who give of their time, energy and passion to help others who need to improve their levels of literacy.

Perhaps you might like to make such a difference. If so, please contact Literacy BC at 1-800-663-1293 or email to find out how.

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