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Put An End To Illiteracy

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90000- 180000 Canadian born people are illiterate or are under the expected literacy rate. However only 5- 10% of those enroll in literacy programs. In one small east-end Toronto school where student families are in the lower working class, only 8% of children passed the grade 10 literacy test, while in comparison children from 4 extremely affluent schools scored in the vicinity of 90%. In a recent 2012 Canadian study 42% of Canadian adults between the ages of 16 and 65 have low literacy skills while 55% of working age adults in Canada are estimated to have less than adequate health literacy skills. Shockingly, 88% of adults over the age of 65 appear to be in this situation. Put an end to Illiteracy in Canada today, even a 1% increase in the literacy rate would generate $18 billion in economic growth every year.

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