International Literacy Day: Monday, September 10, 2018 – 1:30 to 3:30 pm
(Rain date: Monday, September 17, 2018)
September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on October 26, 1966. It was celebrated for the first time in 1967. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries all over the world.
Join us to learn about the 9 Essential Skills, identified by the Government of Canada as necessary for success at work and everyday life. Also take a mini tour of our agency (located in the historic rectory /manse of Trinity Anglican Church – 101 Second Street West, Cornwall, ON) and learn about its history. Then take a short fun quiz and enter to win a gift from some of our generous donors.
Cake and refreshments will be served.
Tri-County Literacy Council is a community-based, non-profit, charitable organization. Our mandate is to enrich both our community and individuals by addressing literacy needs. To do this, we assess adult learners, help them set goals and provide necessary Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) upgrading; General Educational Development (GED) preparation; apprenticeship preparation; basic computer courses; and occupational training for entry-level positions. We recruit volunteers to assist learners in meeting their employment, personal, and social goals. This method of private instruction can be one-on-one with a tutor or in a small group classroom.