Local and National Organizations supporting community literacy development

Local

ACCESS Speech-Language Services

Marlene Lewis is committed to sharing her experience and knowledge of how dyslexia can be remediated through recent developments in neuroscience-based reading intervention so students with dyslexia are not left behind. Given the right support, guidance, tools and policies, dyslexia can now be a thing of the past for most children.

Beacon Community Services

We are a local provider of diverse health, social, and volunteer services responding to the priority needs of families and communities on southern Vancouver Island.

Decoda Literacy Solutions

Our provincial literacy organization.  Decoda provides resources, training and funds to support community-based literacy and learning initiatives in over 400 communities across British Columbia. Working with a network of 102 Literacy Outreach Coordinators, we bring together community leaders from education, health, business and government to identify and address local literacy priorities. We work to increase the literacy and learning skills of children and families, youth, adults, and seniors to improve their quality of life at home, at work, and in the community.

The Decoda Literacy Library

Our library is for anyone in British Columbia who has an interest in adult, youth and family literacy. You can borrow materials by mail for free, anytime. We hold more than 6,000 books, DVDs and other materials which relate to the many aspects of literacy.

Pacific Centre Family Services Association

Dedicated to maintaining outstanding services for the people we work with through education, counselling and creative programming. Locations in Colwood, Langford and Sooke, British Columbia, Canada.

Saanich Peninsula Early Years Centre

Come visit our welcoming space for families, caregivers and professionals! Beacon’s Peninsula Early Years Centre gives one-stop access to practical supports, information, and community resources for children from birth to 6 years old, hosts fun family activities, and supports parents in enhancing their understanding of early childhood development.

Sooke Family Resource Society

A family serving society serving Greater Sooke and the Westshore Region.

Victoria Literacy Connection

READ Victoria and Literacy Victoria have merged to form the Victoria Literacy Connection. We help children, youth and adults gain literacy and essential skills, including reading, writing and mathematics. We respond to the emerging needs of our communities and collaborate to make literacy and essential skills accessible to all.


National

ABC Life Literacy Canada

A national, non-profit organization that inspires Canadians to increase their literacy skills. We achieve our goals through leadership in programs, communications and partnerships. ABC Life Literacy Canada envisions a Canada where everyone has the skills they need to live a fully engaged life.

Discover Books

Organization that supports children’s literacy by getting books into the hands of children through their books for benefit program.

Frontier College

Frontier College is a national 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 and contribute to society.

Get Smart About Money

Our goal is to give you the tools and information that you need to make better financial and investing decisions. We provide unbiased easy-to-read information that you can use to make sense of your finances.

Literacy Works

Literacy Works is designed to help adults improve basic skills like reading and spelling using real-life stories on topics of interest to adults.

SEDI

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations (SEDI) is a charitable nonprofit organization whose aim is to reduce poverty by expanding social and economic opportunity for low-income Canadians.

Start Program

16 week job search program that teaches you creative ways to learn new job skills and take part in a work experience placement.

Strong Start BC

StrongStart BC early learning programs provide school-based early learning services for adults and their young children, aged birth to five, at no cost to families. Find a strong start program near you.

The Northern Edge

The Northern Edge has a Northwest Territories focus. As text is read, the sentence is highlighted in blue. Exercises include comprehension, vocabulary and some consumer math.

West Coast Reader

West coast reader is a newspaper for adults who are improving their english reading skills. The newspaper is published from September to June.

Youth Literacy Canada
Youth literacy website looks at ways to improve literacy in at-risk youth.