This national organization promotes literacy and essential skills for English Canadians through networking, research, government liaison and learner development. In addition, through communication and collaboration, it helps to support the people and organizations involved with adult literacy education.
Frontier College has been responding to the literacy needs of Canadians since 1899. Its national network of volunteers teaches literacy skills through the Student Centred Individualized Learning method. Other programs include Campus Programs (Students for Literacy) and the Labourer-Teacher Program.
The Peter Gzowski Invitationals (PGIs) for Literacy were founded by the late Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski. His goals were to raise much-needed resources for the thousands of adult learners who struggle with the challenge of low literacy, and have a lot of fun in the process. Held annually in every province and territory, the PGIs have raised more than $12 million net since 1986.