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National Forum on Literacy and Poverty
Literacy is a key driver in lifting Canadians out of poverty. Evidence suggests that investment in literacy will benefit the economy by reducing costs in social assistance, healthcare, and justice while increasing productivity and incomes. However, literacy often plays a limited role in coordinated approaches to alleviate poverty. In response, Frontier College hosted a National Forum on Literacy and Poverty. Held concurrently in nine Canadian cities—Whitehorse, Vancouver, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg, London, Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax—and via webcast, the forum was sponsored by Great-West Life, London Life, and Canada Life.