Adult Literacy Action Plan Consultation

Overview of Adult Literacy

Literacy and numeracy are more than reading, writing, and math. Literacy and numeracy are key skills that influence everyday lives. Literacy impacts every aspect of life, including the health, finances, and employability of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.

Currently, the majority of adult literacy offerings in the province focus on basic literacy or high school equivalency, including Adult Basic Education (ABE), One-to-One Literacy Tutoring, and General Educational Development (GED) preparation.

Why Review Adult Literacy

Newfoundland and Labrador has not had an adult literacy plan since 2000. The world of literacy is changing. Computers have become part of our everyday lives. Jobs require better reading, writing, and math skills.

Strong literacy skills are the foundation for the future prosperity of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Feedback is important.  In addition to the feedback received here, we will also be meeting representatives from various stakeholders to help inform the development of this plan.

Get Involved

We are also seeking input from the public. The Discussion Guide document found here and the Companion Guide found here provide an overview of adult literacy in the province and pose questions for you to consider when submitting your comments.

Through this process, we are seeking information on how we can provide more responsive programs and services, achieve better outcomes, and work together to support adult literacy.

You can have your say by providing a written submission and:

Literacy and Institutional Services Division
c/o Lauren Power
Department of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL  A1B 4J6


You may also call our toll-free line at 1 (833) 653-7147 to provide a verbal submission.

We thank you in advance for your participation. Submissions will be accepted up to Friday, May 4, 2018.

Privacy Statement

This information is being collected for the purpose of obtaining your views on adult literacy. The authority for this collection comes from section 61(c) of the Access to Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 2015. For questions or enquiries in relation to privacy legislation, contact Sharon Seaward at