About Literacy Lives


Literacy Lives is a two-year project of the Community Education Program at Simon Fraser University.
Funded by the Government of Canada’s Office of Literacy and Essential Skills, the project’s main focus is to develop a 6-month pilot program that will begin running in September of this year (2011).
The curriculum for the pilot is made up of three core pieces:

  1. HIV and social determinants of health;
  2. literacy and essential skills; and
  3. the theory and practice of community capacity building.

Learning will happen within the context of community-based work: learners will identify, plan, implement and evaluate community projects that address key needs in their communities, and that capture something they feel passionate about.

Learners who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Certificate in Community Capacity Building. The entire model and all tools will be made available for free to interested community stakeholders at the end of the pilot.