David RD Gratton

Canada facing serious illiteracy problem: Canadian Council on Learning

February 2, 2007

Recently I went to a presentation on STATE OF LEARNING IN CANADA presented by Paul Cappon, president and CEO of the Canadian Council on Learning (CCL).

I was shocked to learn that Canada was facing a serious illiteracy problem. He said, "40% of adult Canadians have literacy levels too low to participate fully in today’s economy.