Robron Centre will be the site of the CR Literacy Association’s annual generala meeting on Oct. 10.

CR Literacy turning the page on a new year

The CR Literacy Association has eight programs which contribute to learning

CR Literacy is welcoming clients and vollunteers back.

The CR Literacy Association is holding their annual general meeting Oct. 10 at 6 p.m., at the Robron Centre, 740 Robron Road “the home of lifelong learning.”

The CR Literacy Association is having a Welcome Back Potluck Dinner & Annual General Meeting with live music by Off to Sea Music.

The CR Literacy Association has eight programs, which contribute to learning, these are: the Adult Literacy Program, the English as a Second Language (ESL) Program, English Practice Group, Youth ESL, Outreach Computer Literacy Program, Aboriginal Family Literacy, Family Literacy and Timeless Treasures. For the school year 2012-2013, the association helped 198 learners with the assistance of 106 volunteer tutors. They rely tremendously on community volunteers to assist with learners meeting their literacy goals.

All of their programs are learner centered and based on a one-on-one tutoring model, which means they tailor theirprograms to fit the literacy needs of each individual. Learners are paired up with their own volunteer tutor who works one on one with them. There is no cost for any of the programs.

“It is important to recognize that knowing how to read and write impacts our everyday life. Nearly half of all Canadians struggle with some part of Literacy. When some of our learners come to us, they are not able to read such things as bus schedules, street signs or many other things that we take for granted,” says Sherry Bujold, Adult Literacy Program Coordinator.

To find out more about the Campbell River Literacy Association’s services, visit www.literacyforall.ca, check them out on Facebook at Campbell River Literacy Association or drop by the office Monday – Thursday at A121A – 740 Robron Road, Campbell River between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.

If you or someone you know might be interested in getting help with reading, writing, math or pronunciation, please call 250 923 1275 or email info@literacyforall.ca

They are looking for new board members and volunteers, if you are interested in either please contact them for more information.

Meanwhile, RSVP if you are interested in attending the AGM.