Half of Canadians in urban centres struggling with poor literacy skills - Macleans.ca
 

Half of Canadians in urban centres struggling with poor literacy skills

New report claims the figure isn’t expected to change over next 20 years


 

A new report released by the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL) claims 48 per cent of Canadian adults in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and Ottawa have poor literacy skills, a figure that’s unlikely to change over the next 20 years. According the CCL, having a low literacy level means adults will have “difficulty reading, understanding and functioning effectively with written material.” The report concludes that the proportion of Canadians who struggle with written materials will be roughly the same in 2031—at 47 per cent. In raw numbers, the report’s projections show that 15 million adult Canadians will have a low literacy level in 2031—a 25% increase from 30 years previous.

Canadian Council on Learning


 
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Half of Canadians in urban centres struggling with poor literacy skills

  1. Duh, literacy? Is dat sumpin like diversity? Cuz we got plenty of dat!

    • It would appear that your literacy problem is secondary to your issues with logic and reasoning. As well, your comedic attempt at equating poor literacy with a diverse population was neither funny nor accurate. Satire is hard.

  2. With billboards, print, and radio advertisements full of spelling and grammatical errors abounding in our cities, I can't really say I'm surprised that people have difficulty reading and comprehending their own language.

    • Newspapers often look like they're written by teabaggers anymore.

  3. In relation to this article, please may I dray your attention to an article by Margaret Wente in the Globe today 'We should be grading our teachers' sounds like a great idea here in Canada. I wonder what all the teachers and their unions have to say about this. It is clear we are getting about half of what they are paid to achieve…