As part of the TD Economics ‘Literacy Matters’ series, this paper explores the literacy outcomes of Aboriginal peoples in Canada.
While relatively high literacy scores make Canada outperform other countries overall, those scores are not shared by large segments of the Canadian population – particularly Aboriginal people. Research reveals more than 60% of Aboriginal Canadians do not have the literacy skills necessary to participate fully in the knowledge-based economy.
The paper offers a list of best practices to promote literacy skills among Aboriginal people. All Canadians – Aboriginal or non-Aboriginal – will undoubtedly benefit from improved Aboriginal literacy and greater Aboriginal participation in the Canadian economy.
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