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Ways to Give

Every donation made to Frontier College helps to raise literacy levels in Canada, from cities to fly-in communities. People often think of reading as something you can or can’t do. It’s not that simple. In 2012, 27,000 Canadians participated in the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), which looks at all the factors that make someone literate, including the ability to understand, interpret, create, communicate, and compute. The study found that approximately 13% of participants are at Level 1, meaning they can understand basic vocabulary, but are unable to compare and contrast two or more pieces of information. While many participants are in the highest levels, we want all Canadians to experience the confidence and access to information that a full range of literacy can bring.

99%
of adult learners
surveyed agreed that since starting a Frontier College program, they have gained skills they need to achieve their goals
95%
of children and youth
in Frontier College programs stated that they improved in reading, writing, or math
87%
of parents
said that their child read more at home after attending our Summer Literacy Camp
87%
of adult learners
in Frontier College programs reported progress with their learning goals
85%
of teachers
surveyed nationally said our Summer Literacy Camps increased students' academic readiness
80%
of volunteer tutors
feel that Frontier College has a moderate-to-major impact on helping adult learners achieve their goals
80%
of school personnel
observed that children and youth learners improved their reading skills and/or math skills
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