Its International Literacy Day-established by UNESCO in 1965, this day calls attention to the need to eradicate illiteracy across the globe. The theme of International Literacy Day 2011 is “Literacy for Peace.”
Canada is celebrating with many events taking place in the provinces and territories. To celebrate this important day, we would like to share valuable Canadian literacy links:
- Human Resources and Skill Development Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills
- ABC Canada
- National Adult Literacy Database
- Canadian Literacy and Learning Network
- Fédération canadienne pour l’alphabétisation en français
UNESCO has many initiatives worldwide to address the link between poverty and literacy. See their website for more information.