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Making Literacy a Way of Life

Mission: Improving literacy in our community through home, school and community collaboration.

Literacy development goes far beyond formal learning and education. Parents, schools and communities in London are working together to build literacy skills in our children and youth that will help them to be successful in school and in life.

Our Literacy Team’s awareness and advocacy initiatives support families and children of all ages, helping to make literacy a way of life. The Baby’s Book Bag and literacy-rich waiting rooms in medical offices, for example, promote literacy from birth. Other initiatives focus on helping youth pass the Grade 10 Literacy Test, and promoting family and community involvement in developing literacy.

The Literacy team is currently working on their Awareness campaign 2000 Words to Grow. View the "It All Starts with Words" video to hear a few of the hopes and dreams that parents and kids have for the future along with an introduction to the concept of 2000 words. Kids have big dreams and we have big dreams for them. A bright future starts with 2000 words an hour. Visit to find out more and to get started today!

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