What is Literacy?

logoLiteracy has been defined as:

understanding, evaluating, using and engaging with written texts to participate in society, to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential.

Literacy Statistics

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies 2013 (PIAAC) is an international OECD survey of adult skills (literacy, numeracy and problem-solving in a technology-rich environment).

table53% of Quebec adults 16-65 years old read below level 3


Low literacy connects to poverty, justice, health and the economy.

Community-based solution

The Yamaska Literacy council is a not-for-profit organization that trains volunteer tutors to help English-speaking adults in Brome-Missisquoi improve their literacy skills.

Each One Teach One – EOTO