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Changing Lives Through the Power of Literacy

Looking into the future—and in honour of our 125th anniversary—we are launching a unique fundraising campaign. 
We need 10,000 gifts of $125 to reach more learners and help bridge the literacy gap—one gift at a time.

Literacy in Canada

Unfortunately, today, more than one million children in Canada—at least one in eight—are not reading at grade level according to the report 'An Economic Overview of Children’s Literacy in Canada' by Deloitte (2020). And according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), almost 1 in 5 adults have literacy skills too low to independently complete daily tasks. 

United for Literacy is part of the solution. You can be, too.

Since 1899, United for Literacy, formerly Frontier College, has offered free learner-centred tutoring and mentoring programs to empower individuals and communities from coast to coast to coast with the fundamental reading, writing, and numeracy skills they need to navigate everyday life.

Help us fill the shelves! 

Donate today!

Bridging the literacy gap is doable and urgent.

Our programs address specific needs, especially for those who experience barriers or who struggle in mainstream education systems. 
With your support, in 2024 we intend to reach more children and youth in underserved, remote, or isolated communities. 

For further information

Contact Kathleen A. Provost
Vice President, Philanthropy & Communications
(800) 555-6523 ext 3393 
[email protected]

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