A message from Margaret, Executive Director

Literacy connects us in so many ways. It connects us to our friends and family, to better health, to better jobs and higher wages, and to our communities. Literacy can improve the quality of life for people of all ages.

At Decoda, we help connect people to opportunities that can better their lives.  Here are a few examples:

  • The Fostering Literacy program connects high school students to a paid work experience through tutoring school-aged children (with a focus on children in care) who struggle with reading.
  • The Westcoast Reader connects learners to information about current events, government news and life in Canada.
  • Decoda’s webinars, training sessions and resources connect literacy practitioners to learning and networking opportunities.
  • The IPALS program connects parents and children from immigrant families with ways to support their children’s learning at home.

I hope you will #PutOnYourPurple and celebrate Literacy Month in September.

You can help support literacy programs in your community by entering the Virtual Team Trivia Challenge on September 21. Entry is by donation. If you can’t play, you can still donate to support the event. We hope we’ll “see” you there!

I would like to thank our Literacy Month supporters:  BC mayors and city councils for proclaiming September as Literacy Month; BC landmarks for lighting up in purple on International Literacy Day, September 8; our community and corporate partners: Rotary Club of Vancouver, Marsh Canada, Megan Sutherland, Investment Advisor, BMO Nesbitt Burns, and to Blue Sky Clothing for another “Sock it to Literacy!” campaign.

Special thanks to CBC, our exclusive broadcast media sponsor.

Let’s connect … and make this our best ever Literacy Month in September!

Margaret

Be sure to read the other stories in the Literacy Month Decoder

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