Supporting BC’s Literacy Communities
“Literacy is a key strategy to help solve fundamental societal issues and economic challenges”
June 12, 2011. Maple Ridge, BC.
Earlier this month, Decoda Literacy Solutions, B.C.’s new provincial literacy organization, was launched to a jam packed crowd of supporters, team members and volunteers from across the province during a sponsored reception at the Fairmont Pacific Rim.
Decoda brings together the work, experience and expertise of two previous literacy organizations. One is Literacy BC, which for two decades has been a key contact point for literacy stakeholders all across the province by offering training, tools and support to those who work in adult literacy. The other is the literacy department of 2010 Legacies Now, which was a not-for-profit organization that successfully leveraged the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games to create social legacies in communities throughout British Columbia, including Maple Ridge, Pitt Meadows, and Katzie.
“Because literacy affects virtually all parts of our daily lives – from filling a prescription, to going to the bank, training to do a job or knowing how to keep your family safe – it can be argued that it is the single most important key to our social and economic success,” said Brenda Le Clair, CEO of Decoda. “That’s why our goal is to take literacy to the next level in B.C. by expanding our partner base and finding the kind of sustainable funding and support that will allow literacy to move forward.”