Abbotsford Community Services receives literacy grant

Funding will go toward free programs in various locations

The provincial government is giving a $29,600 grant to Abbotsford Community Services to provide residents of Abbotsford with literacy skills.

The grant comes from the $2.4 million government has invested in community adult literacy programs in 75 B.C. communities in 2015-16.

Funding is distributed to non-profit community groups to offer free literacy training that is easily accessible in local places such as schools, Aboriginal friendship centres and community centres.

The program is tailored to suit the needs of any adult with low-literacy ability, and is delivered by trained volunteers offering one-to-one tutoring or small-group classes.

Community organizations collaborate with a public post-secondary institution in their region. These partnerships encourage the transition of adult learners from literacy programs to post-secondary studies and/or employment training. Abbotsford Community Services is collaborating with the University of the Fraser Valley.

For more information about community adult literacy programs, visit: http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/literacy/welcome.htm