Adult Literacy in Northwestern Ontario
July 2022| Kerem Karabeyoğlu
Regional Literacy and Basic Skills agencies offer a variety of workforce literacy and essential skills programs to help those seeking employment. In addition, these programs are designed to help support the development of skills, knowledge, and behaviour that help clients achieve their full potential.
There are several key findings:
- In the Northern Region of Ontario, there is a higher percentage of learners who self-identified as Francophones and Indigenous than in the province.
- The clients in Northwestern Ontario represent a slightly older demographic in comparison to the rest of Ontario.
- Even though more than half of the clients, at least, had a high school diploma, one-third of them did not complete grade 12 in all three regions.