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Celebrate Literacy

While literacy is a right for everyone, many struggle throughout life without basic reading, writing, speaking, listening and numeracy skills. This journey does not have to be undertaken alone. There are many organizations in and around Halifax to aid people in their pursuit of a literate life.

The Word On The Street festival is committed to improving the reading skills and functional literacy of Canadians.

If you are interested in literacy programs for yourself or someone else or wish to help others improve their literacy skills please visit The Nova Scotia School of Adult Learning 

Halifax Public Libraries offers a wide variety of programs, materials and services for children and families, teens, and adults to improve literacy skills. For more information please visit them on-line by click here.



Literacy is important to an individual’s everyday life and it is the pathway out of poverty. Word on the Street Halifax is passionate about increasing awareness of the importance of literacy.