Sureer, LELL – Literacy for English Language Learners

I came to Canada 35 years ago as a refugee from Somalia. I had moved away from the fighting in my own country and I had not really been to school. I came to Canada alone and I could not speak any English, I could not even spell out my name! I have done a …

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Literacy Champion Award

Congratulations to Daniel Haines – this year’s recipient of the Literacy Champion Award! The Edmonton Literacy Coalition established the Literacy Champion Award in 2013 to recognize and honour those in our community who have demonstrated a dedication and commitment to literacy and learning. The award recognizes the valuable contributions made by Edmontonians to literacy and celebrates …

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Literacy Changes Everything

Better literacy can mean better jobs, better health, more self-esteem, self-respect, self-confidence, new opportunities… being able to read and write and do basic math makes such a difference in people’s lives.