The Book of Changes Project
of Changes is a collection of stories by adult literacy
learners who share their experiences about what literacy
means to their lives. The project was started 3 years
ago as a way of showing government decision-makers
how important literacy programs are in the lives
of real people across Canada.
We received dozens of submissions. Some were long, some were short but
all of them were special, unique and heartfelt. The one common message
was that learning literacy skills changes lives in many different ways.
Since 2002, the Book of Changes has traveled to Parliament Hill and other
important meetings. Some of the messages have been included at conferences
and in reports. Many decision-makers have told us how powerful it is
to find out about the experiences of adults with low literacy. New learners
are also encouraged and inspired when they read the stories because they
realize they are not alone.
it is time to expand the Book of Changes. During
2005 - 2006, we would like to add more stories to
the Book and keep it constantly growing. We will
also create a print edition so that it is more widely
available. Here's how you can help:
you someone who has experienced literacy challenges
as an adult? Do you know someone who has returned
to learning as an adult? Then we need your help
to build our collection! Send us your
the stories by other adult literacy learners
from across Canada. To open
the book, click on the picture below.