The examples below highlight initiatives under way in British Columbia to improve literacy. For more information on the full range of literacy actions and initiatives under way in British Columbia, visit:


Ministry of Education

Improving Literacy

Libraries and Literacy

Ministry of Advanced Education

Adult Literacy

Some examples of literacy activities in British Columbia:



  • Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP) A key component of British Columbia's adult literacy strategy is support for community-based programs. Non-profit organizations, in partnership with postsecondary education institutions, are supported by the province to provide programs to adults wishing to improve their literacy.