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Literal Change?

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

 Photo Credit:  Jonathan Mandeville

Photo Credit: Jonathan Mandeville

  Literal Change is teaching the skills and strategies to help those in vulnerable communities achieve their academic and career goals.  

 
 Photo Credit:  Stephen Attong

Photo Credit: Stephen Attong

Service Locations :

  • The Toronto East Detention Centre
  • The Toronto South Detention Centre
  • PEACH Youth Community Centre - Jane/Finch 
 Photo Credit:  Alex Grant

Photo Credit: Alex Grant

 

65%

Of people entering correctional facilities have less than a Grade 8 education or level of literacy skills.

79%

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.