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General News · 4th December 2017
Travis Pawlak
Cortes Literacy Now has presented many learning opportunities and events to Cortes Islanders since 2009. These include children's story and craft time, youth 'zine publications, author evenings, ongoing digital literacy trainings, many types of workshops from starting a small business to intergenerational film-making to memoir writing, and much more.

The broad definition of literacy that guides the task group is: the ability to understand and use information in daily activities, at home, in the community, and at work. Literacy is an essential skill which allows people to reach their full potential. Literacy is everyone’s responsibility.

Do you have a literacy program that you think would be valuable to offer in our community? Cortes Literacy Now has funding for up to five community grants of $500-$1,500.

Application Deadline: December 30th, 2017

Projects must align with Cortes Literacy Now mandate to offer opportunities for lifelong learning and continued community enrichment.

Successful applicants will be notified by January 15, 2018.

Funded projects must be completed by June 15, 2018.

Project report must be completed by June 15, 2018.

Please follow this link to submit a request for funding.

We look forward to another exciting year of literacy projects on Cortes Island.

The task group is a group of community volunteers interested in promoting literacy on Cortes Island. If you'd like to join the Literacy Task Group which meets 3 - 4 times annually, please contact: