Literacy NL and the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador will receive $12,000 in provincial government funding to support the groups attendance at training and planning sessions focused on enhancing volunteer skill sets.
“Addressing the needs of literacy and essential skills is a solid investment in the well-being of our citizens,"said Caroline Vaughan, Executive Director of Literacy NL, in a news release.
"Project funding made available by the Department of Innovation, Business and Rural Development has helped to enhance our programs and services, and equip the organization as a leader in the literacy and essential skills development fields.”
The Writers' Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador, which provides a supportive environment for writing, also promotes the development of the province's literary industry.
“With close to 500 members province-wide, as an alliance we are in a strategic phase of development and to be effective on an on-going basis, we require a knowledgeable and dedicated board of directors," said Alison Dyer, Executive Director of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Literacy NL works in collaboration with community groups and businesses to support projects that address community priorities in adult and/or family learning or workforce development.