United for Literacy is a national charitable literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right. We work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential.
Low literacy skills are directly linked to poverty, poor health, and high unemployment. Our network of volunteers provides excellent and effective programming to improve literacy in communities across Canada, from coast to coast to coast. We value mutual respect and collaboration in all our relationships.
In order to achieve our mission, we are committed to finding and using innovative ways to reach the people who need us most. Our activities, programs, and services are inclusive of any individual for whom our assistance is welcome and needed.
Philosophy of Learning: Student-Centered Individualized Learning (SCIL)
We follow the Student-Centered Individualized Learning philosophy, meaning that people are active in deciding what they want to learn. We believe:
Literacy is recognized as a human right and a driving force to empowerment and prosperity. United for Literacy leads the effort in Canada to help people and communities reach their full potential through the power of literacy.
Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
United for Literacy is committed to promoting Justice, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (JEDI) and emphasizes a working and learning environment for everyone. Our JEDI framework reflects the "All Welcome" philosophy that is at the core of all United for Literacy internal and external relationships, practices, and policies.
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