September 8th is International Literacy Day! Started by UNESCO in 1966, the day highlights the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Expand your definition of literacy beyond reading and writing and think about the role of learning in your life – as a citizen, a student, a worker, a parent, a volunteer and a friend.
Every year on International Literacy Day, celebrations take place around the world to support literacy and learning. This year, celebrate with millions of others by taking the International Literacy Day challenge to bring literacy to life in your home, at school, in your workplace and in your community.
Learn a new recipe.
Add to a blog, Facebook, Twitter or other social media.
Sign up for a community course.
Update your resume.
Tell us how you are bringing literacy to life on International Literacy Day (or any day!):
Frontier College is a national literacy organization. We believe literacy is a right. We work with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential and contribute to society.
We would like to thank our partners in this initiative:
ABC CANADA Literacy Foundation
Movement for Canadian Literacy
Ontario Literacy Coalition
More about International Literacy Day at: UNESCO