Three quarters (72%) of Working Canadians Believe that Current Levels of Adult Literacy in Canada are a Problem

Only Eight in Ten (79%) ‘Strongly Agree’ that If They Were to Lose Their Job Today, They Possess the Necessary literacy Skills to Secure a New Job

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Toronto, ON – Three quarters (72%) of working Canadians believe that the current level of adult literacy – that is reading, writing and mathematics skills among adults for whom English or French is their first language – is a ‘problem’ (15% major/58% moderate). Further, an additional 26% believe it is a ‘minor problem’, while just...

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