In celebration of Canada's 150th Birthday, join us in helping others by giving the gift of literacy to welcome immigrants and refugee families new to Canada. It’s the gift of hope and lifelong possibilities.
Decoda Literacy is the home of The Westcoast Reader. This award-winning newspaper adapts news stories from The Vancouver Sun, The Province and other news sources to provide relevant reading material for people improving their reading and writing and for people learning English. It also provides helpful articles and general interest tips on everyday living in Canada.
Included with your donation of $50, $100, or $150 or more to support Decoda Literacy Foundation, we will provide complimentary one-year gift subscriptions of The Westcoast Reader to a literacy program that supports new immigrants and refugees to Canada. With each $50 donation a literacy program will receive a set of 10 one-year subscriptions starting in 2018.
Thanks to you, literacy programs will receive a learning resource, immediately useful in daily life, to support learners of all ages and backgrounds. This includes IPALS (Immigrant Parents as Literacy Supporters), a play-based, culturally responsive program the helps families support their children's early literacy development in a safe, respectful environment that honours families' first languages.