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Literacy program funds flow to Northeast B.C.

Seven adult literacy programs in Northeast B.C. will take a slice of $2.4 million in funding announced by the province today. Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced the funding for 94 adult literacy programs in B.C.
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B.C. Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark with Northern Lights College President Bryn Kulmatycki, Oct. 12, 2018.

Seven adult literacy programs in Northeast B.C. will take a slice of $2.4 million in funding announced by the province today.

Advanced Education Minister Melanie Mark announced the funding for 94 adult literacy programs in B.C.

Funds will flow to Northern Lights College and the following programs:

  • Chetwynd Community Adult Literacy Program - Chetwynd Public Library
  • CALP Dawson Creek - Dawson Creek Literacy Society
  • Adult Literacy Program - Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society
  • Family Literacy Program - Fort Nelson Community Literacy Society
  • Fort St. John Adult Literacy Program - Fort St. John Literacy Society
  • Fort St. John Family Literacy Program - Fort St. John Literacy Society
  • Tumbler Ridge Adult Literacy Program - Tumbler Ridge Public Library

"We know that it's critically important for people to have literacy and numeracy skills to complete simple daily tasks like cooking, attending medical appointments and applying for work," Mark said in a statement.

"I applaud these community organizations that are the unsung heroes that open doors and create pathways for all British Columbians."

No specific dollar amount for Northern Lights College was provided in a government news release, and a spokesperson wasn't immediately available.

In 2018, Mark was in Fort St. John to make a similar announcement, with funding totalling $126,000.

The College of New Caledonia is receiving funding for literacy programs in Mackenzie, McBridge, Prince George, Quesnel, and Valemount.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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