Impact Report

We are proud to be a trusted partner in helping people through literacy. More than ever, we are committed to deliver on impact through the collective power of our partners, staff, supporters, volunteers, and learners.

STUDENT SUCCESS PROGRAMS FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH

95% of children and youth in Frontier College programs stated that they improved in reading, writing, or math.
80% of school personnel observed that learners improved their reading skills and/or math skills.
82% of parents observed that learners improved their reading skills and/or math skills.

INDIGENOUS SUMMER LITERACY CAMPS

85% of campers felt they maintained or raised their skills in reading, math, and/or science.
85% of teachers surveyed nationally said camps increased students’ academic readiness.
87% of parents said that their child read more at home after attending camp.

LIFE SUCCESS PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS AND OUT-OF-SCHOOL YOUTH

87% of adults in Frontier College programs reported progress with their learning goals.
99% of learners agreed that they have gained skills they need to achieve their goals since starting a Frontier College program.
80% of tutors feel that Frontier College has a moderate- to-major impact on helping adult learners achieve their goals.

Our evaluation results strongly indicate that participants in Frontier College programs improve their skills, self-confidence, and engagement in literacy and learning. Research shows these short-term outcomes will contribute to participants’ long-term life success, whether through school completion, enhanced employment, better health, or greater civic engagement. Communities benefit as well: Evidence links improved literacy and engagement in learning with a healthier, more educated, and more engaged populace; reduced poverty; a stronger economy; and a higher quality of life.

Literacy: Summary Report (Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, 2009); Craig Alexander, Literacy Matters: A Call for Action (TD Bank Financial Group, 2007); Andrew Heisz, Geranda Notten and Jerry Situ, The Association Between Skills and Low Income (Statistics Canada, 2016); Eric A. Hanushek, Guido Schwerdt, Simon Wiederhold and Ludger Woessmann, Returns to Skills Around the World: Evidence from PIAAC (National Bureau of Economic Research, 2013); David Butler- Jones, The Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2009: Growing Up Well – Priorities for a Healthy Future (Public Health Agency of Canada, 2009).