September is Literacy Month!

September is Literacy Month in BC! This year the theme is “Literacy matters more than ever!” This province-wide campaign raises awareness of the importance of literacy and raises funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives across British Columbia.

You’re invited to join the celebrations. How can you celebrate?

  • Use the Literacy Month Calendar to find fun, everyday activities.
  • Enter the Literacy Month Contest. Tell us why literacy matters to you for a chance to win a prize.
  • Play virtual Team Trivia on September 22nd. Have fun and learn something new.
  • Wear purple and share on social media #LiteracyMatters and #PutOnYourPurple. Purple is the signature colour for Literacy Month. Need a touch of purple? Sock it to literacy!
  • Watch for BC landmarks to light up in purple on International Literacy Day, September 8th.

Why does literacy matter more than ever? COVID-19 has highlighted how health literacy, digital literacy, financial literacy and workplace literacy can make a significant difference to personal outcomes.

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