Weekly Meeting - Senator Joyce Fairbairn - Literacy

Senator Joyce Fairbairn spoke on the topic of Adult Literacy which has played a big part in her life since 1961 when she was on an assignment and saw the need for a program to help those with inadequate reading and writing skills. She indicated that 40% of Canadians have trouble with routine tasks because of inadequate literacy skills. She stressed that Canada’s future competitiveness hinges on our ability to raise our literacy standards. The biggest problem is making the public aware of the problem and to convince those with the problem that there are people available to help them.

- Newsletter 99 Mar 19.pdf