A Rising Percentage of Illiterate Adults

Being fully literate is a human right.

It is one of the most essential life skills we can acquire and learn. However, for many, becoming fully literate is not acquired naturally and can be challenging, frustrating and defeating, not only affecting academic success but emotional and psychological well-being, confidence and self-esteem. With thousands of strategies and methods to teach reading, it can be hard to navigate which method is right for you, your child or your family member.

As quoted from the Ontario Human Rights Commission:

“On October 3, 2019, the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) announced a public inquiry into rights issues that affect students with reading disabilities in Ontario’s public education system. The Right to Read inquiry, which focused on early reading skills, found that Ontario’s public education system is failing students with reading disabilities (such as dyslexia) and many others, by not using evidence-based approaches to teach them to read.”

Right to Read Inquiry Report, 2022