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Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) is a provincial literacy network of 100 community literacy agencies across Ontario. CLO was founded in 1994 and our office is located in Barrie, Ontario.

We provide many services to Ontario’s community literacy agencies such as: sharing information via ebulletins and newsletters, producing exemplary resources and tools to support literacy agencies, hosting two websites, providing online training and holding an annual training event, and researching the needs and priorities of our members. CLO has grown to be an organization that is respected both provincially and nationally.

CLO has invariably attracted people with vision, dedication and commitment. We are proud of our dynamic board, staff and volunteer team. While CLO may be small, we have always dreamed big, worked hard, and accomplished much. Community Literacy of Ontario has truly become the little organization that could.

Literacy: Why It MattersLWIM14

Community Literacy of Ontario is a network of over 100 community-based Literacy and Basic Skills agencies located in communities large and small across the province.

You can download “Literacy: Why It Matters” here.

“Literacy: Why It Matters” paints a picture of literacy by:

  • Sharing twenty reasons why literacy is a critical issue in Ontario
  • Providing an overview of the Literacy and Basic Skills Program and highlighting its importance

We hope that “Literacy: Why It Matters” will be a useful tool for our members, partners, community stakeholders and service deliverers, governments and the general public. Please feel free to use and share this resource in ways that are helpful to you and your community.