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Watch our Forum on Literacy and Civic Engagement Here

Our Forum on Literacy and Civic Engagement is available to watch via recorded webcast. Watch the recorded webcast here.

This important forum will focus on how civic engagement is vital to our everyday lives, as it is the vehicle through which we are able to change and improve the quality of our society. Voting, volunteering, or advocating, provides people with a sense of belonging, social responsibility, and understanding of their communities. Lower literacy skills act as a hindrance to those who wish to participate in their communities. It can impact their understanding of the voting process and make them feel like they do not belong – thereby denying them a voice. This creates a sense of isolation that can negatively affect mental health and overall well-being.
The forum was held in Winnipeg at the Delta Hotel and webcast live to satellite conferences in cities across Canada: Edmonton, Halifax, Iqaluit, Montreal, Quebec City, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg

Read the discussion paper on Literacy and Civic Engagement. 

Moderator: Dave Angus
Vice President, Chamber Relations
Johnston Group Inc.

Featured panel:

Lisa Drouillard
Director of Outreach and Stakeholder Engagement
Elections Canada

Stephen Faul
President and CEO
Frontier College

Margo Goodhand
Former editor-in-chief of the Edmonton Journal and the Winnipeg Free Press

Amel Zaazaa
Fondation Paroles de Femmes

Averee Fontaine
Program Assistant
Frontier College
Posted: 8/8/2019 9:15:09 AM by Meredith Roberts

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Did You Know ?

85% of parents say their child reads more at home after attending Summer Literacy Camp.

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