Addressing low literacy rates in the province is a priority for the Provincial Government. Public consultations on the development of Adult Literacy Action Plan are underway. The consultations and development of the action plan are focused on the themes of achieving better outcomes, providing responsive programming, and working together. For more information, please visit:
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Level I is a component of the provincial program for adult learners and refers to basic literacy. It roughly equates to K-6. A number of non-profit community-based centres have contracted with the Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour to offer the ABE Level I program. Level I is also offered through some private training institutions.
There are many groups that offer volunteer one-to-one literacy tutoring services in Newfoundland and Labrador. Two of the largest volunteer literacy tutoring organizations in the province include: