Vision Statement

The Tri-Cities Literacy Committee envisions a future where all community members are aware of and have equitable access to timely, adequate, effective and affordable literacy programs. Literacy is a right, enabling individuals to participate fully in our community.

Definition of Literacy

Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute, using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society. (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2013).

Steering Committee Members

Paul McNaughton, (co-chair) Director of Instruction and Learning Services, SD#43
Todd Gnissios, (co-chair) Director of Coquitlam Public Library
Susan Foster, Tri-Cities Early Childhood Development Committee (MCFD)
Alison Whitmore, School District #43
Janice Williams, Coquitlam Public Library
Ann Johannes, Tri-Cities Literacy Outreach Coordinator

Steering Committee Terms of Reference

Contact Us

Contact our Community Literacy
Outreach Coordinator, Ann Johannes
Telephone: 604.726-2745
E-mail: tricitiesliteracy@gmail.com