1 in 5 adult Albertans face daily literacy and numeracy challenges.
Literacy is not just about reading and writing.
Reading and writing are important, but literacy is about your ability to use those skills to help improve your life.
You need literacy skills to:
- get and use information effectively
- make informed choices about:
- health care
- household finances
Part-time classes can help you improve your literacy or other learning skills.
Impacts of low literacy
See why it’s important for you or your family members to be able to read and write:
Government funds CALP to support organizations that offer part-time, nonformal learning opportunities that are close to where you live.
CALP providers may be able to help you improve your:
- English language skills
- basic digital skills
- life skills
CALP offers safe and welcoming places to learn.
From 2017 to 2018, more than 17,000 people participated in community adult learning programs throughout Alberta.
Learning opportunities are offered by about 100 organizations in different communities throughout Alberta.
Three granting councils also provide funding to organizations in their cities on behalf of government: