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TD Economics

by Cristoph De Caermichael & Yan Zhonghua

TORONTO John Stones World Cup Jersey , Sept. 27 (Xinhua) -- In a country that prides itself on education, the literacy statistics in Canada creates a paradigm that is a perplexing educational oxymoron, worthy of exploring. Canadians are considered over educated but in reality low literacy in Canada is as high as 60 percent.

September is back to school and in Toronto that means taking education to the streets, literally. The Word on the Street is a literacy event on the weekend aimed at promoting literacy for all ages and demographics.

Essential skill literacy scores in Canada have been defined as depressing, troubling and alarming Joe Hart World Cup Jersey , according to Toronto-Dominion Bank's latest report in December 2013. "The need to right this ship is more pressing than ever," said Craig Alexander, the bank's chief economist. "Without getting the basics right, Canadians cannot build the more advanced skills the economy and the labor force require."

TD Economics conducted a survey of essential skills by the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, ranking 24 industrial countries on basic literacy and numeracy. Canada's literacy score was positioned a mediocre 11th place while its numeracy score was below average at the 14th.

"I waited 10 years for the new numbers and I was really hoping we would see progress. It turns out we are losing ground. We desperately need to do better Jamie Vardy World Cup Jersey ," said Alexander, who serves on the boards of both ABC Literacy Canada and Frontier College.

Events such as The Word on the Street are responses to this need for essential skills by promoting reading and writing as part of an increased literacy awareness. The Word on the Street, a grassroots organization that began 25 years ago, is now featured in a few cities in Canada, including Toronto.

"Over the past 25 years we have received interest from many cities and provinces around Canada to expand the execution of The Word On The Street. We established a National Board of Directors to oversee and support these festivals through national fundraising and the creation of policies to ensure they reflect the same key characteristics James Milner World Cup Jersey , to support literacy, a love of reading and the promotion of Canadian authors," Festival Director Heather Kanabe told Xinhua in an interview.

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