The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region is a community based organization that provides accessible literacy training services to empower adults to reach their goals and improve their quality of life.
Here are two definitions of literacy.[Literacy is] the ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities at home, at work and in the community - to achieve one's goals, and to develop one's knowledge and potential.
OECD and Statistics Canada, IALS definition of literacy.
Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts.
Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society. UNESCO educational working group
Vision: We will be a model for adult literacy services and play a key role in the Waterloo Region achieving the highest literacy rates in Canada.
* We ensure a trustworthy, confidential environment that is physically and emotionally safe.
* We demonstrate accountability, committment and follow through for our personal and organizational responsibilities.
* we value and respect each individual's diverse background. We are acceptng, inclusive and accessible to our diverse communityand promote the same within our organization.
* We encourage and care for one another. We listen, understand and respond with compassion and empathy
* We achieve our objectives through partnering at all levels, internally and externally.
About THE LITERACY GROUP - More Than Reading
One in 4 adults in our community has difficulty completing forms, reading newspapers, getting employment and understanding financial information because of low literacy levels.
The Literacy Group of Waterloo is a non-profit organization that helps adults in our community improve their literacy and Essential skills including reading, writing,numeracy, computer and workforce. Programs are provided through one to one tutoring and/or small group. Students also have the opportunity to participate in on- line learning modules, attend a student conference and other special events. Programs are provided free to eligible adults.