Fort Erie compared to the rest of the Niagara Region:

  • Has the highest population proportion without a high school diploma.
  • Ranks 7th out of 12 in persons having trade certificates.
  • Ranks last in terms of the proportion of its population with a college diploma or certificate.
  • Has lower literacy skill levels among their 16-24 year olds.
  • Has lower literacy skill levels among their 25-54 age group.
  • Has higher literacy skill levels among their 65 plus age group.

Source:    Knafelc, Paul. Literacy Risk in the Niagara Region 2007
                   Statistics Canada. IALS 2003




Fort Erie compared to the Niagara Region, Ontario and Canada

Literacy Levels   Fort Erie   Niagara Region     Ontario     Canada
      Level 1       26.5 %          25.5 %       24.4 %       19.9 %
      Level 2       29.3 %          29.1 %       28.4 %       27.8 %
      Level 3       30.8 %          31.2 %       31.9 %       35.3 %
      Level 4/5       13.5 %          14.2 %       15.4 %       17.0 %

Level 1 Great difficulty reading, few basic skills and decoding strategies. Most are aware that they have a literacy problem.

Level 2 Reads, but not well and can only deal with material that is simple and clearly laid out. Generally they do not recognize their limitations.

Level 3 Basic skill level. Individuals may have difficulty with more complex tasks.

Level 4/5 High levels of literacy and can perform complex tasks using many strategies.

Source:    
Literacy Risk in the Niagara Region 2007 
                     International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) 2003



Useful Links

         ABC Canada    www.abc-canada.org
         ABC Canada Math Literacy    www.abc-canada.org/math_literacy/
         AlphaPlus   www.alphaplus.ca
         Brock University    www.brocku.ca
         District School Board of Niagara    www.dsbn.edu.on.ca
         Fort Erie Public Library

  www.forterie.library.on.ca

         Independent Learning Centre   www.ilc.org
         Information Niagara    www.informationniagara.com
         Job Gym   www.jobgym.com
         Town of Fort Erie

  www.forterie.on.ca

         Laubach Literacy Ontario    www.laubach-on.ca
         Movement for Canadian Literacy    www.literacy.ca
         National Adult Literacy Data Base    www.nald.ca
         Ontario Literacy Coalition   www.on.literacy.ca
         Niagara Catholic District School Board   www.niagararc.com
         Niagara College   www.niagaracollege.ca
         Niagara Employment News   www.niagaraemploymentnews.ca
         Niagara Workforce Planning Board

  www.niagaraworkforceboard.ca

   

 


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