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Let's Talk Poverty

Sep 8, 2021

In this episode, literary specialist Berniece Gowan discusses how improving literacy levels can shift the needle on poverty reduction. With one in five Albertans experiencing challenges in literacy, numeracy or use of basic digital technology, these individuals can face stigma, employment challenges and increased levels of poverty. Organizations like Calgary Learns are tackling this issue head on with their focus on how to make community-based learning more accessible. Berniece’s work on why literacy matters and how to improve foundational learning, have had incredible impacts on the community.