Literal Change is a Canadian not-for-profit that provides REMEDIAL LITERACY EDUCATION to VULNERABLE AND MARGINALIZED COMMUNITIES ACROSS THE GREATER TORONTO AREA
"Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories." - Kofi Annan
Literal Change is teaching the skills and strategies to help those in vulnerable communities achieve their academic and career goals.
Service Locations :
- The Toronto East Detention Centre
- The Toronto South Detention Centre
- PEACH Youth Community Centre - Jane/Finch
Of people entering correctional facilities have less than a Grade 8 education or level of literacy skills.
Of people entering Canadian correctional facilities don’t have their high school diploma.
up to 30%
Reduction in recidivism can be achieved through programming depending on the level of literacy the incarcerated student achieves.