Long-term Desired Outcome
Ultimately, we aim to create a culture of literacy and learning, where all Islanders have the opportunity to reach their potential and contribute to our society.
There are large international surveys that look at literacy levels in 27 Countries. In 2015 the survey showed that 46% of Islanders struggle with foundational skills such as reading, document use and numeracy. This number is shockingly high, but it is an improvement. A similar survey done in 2003 put PEI's low-literacy rates at 48%. While progress is slow we are optimistic.
Our hope is that when the next survey happens, that PEI will have more citizens who are better equipped to fully participate in society and improve their lives.