The family that reads together, thrives together

Almost nine million Canadians can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks. We need a cultural shift to a family-centred approach to literacy

The family that reads together, thrives togetherBy Erin Schryer Elementary Literacy Inc. and Nicole Letourneau University of Calgary Two out of five Canadian adults – nearly nine million people – can’t read well enough to perform everyday tasks. Reading difficulties start early. Children who aren’t reading well by the end of Grade 1 are never likely to read well. Reduced literacy…

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes down

Record numbers of children in Canada are living in poverty in spite of an all-party resolution in 1989 to end child poverty by the year 2000

When inequality in Canada goes up, child well-being goes downBy Erin Schryer Elementary Literacy Inc. and Nicole Letourneau University of Calgary National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada every Nov. 20 since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents describing children's rights: the 1959 Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child. Unfortunately, National…