Advancing Literary Programs
in Prince Edward Island
What is the Foundation?
The Rotary Literacy Foundation was formed in 2006 and incorporated under the PEI Companies Act as a non-profit company and a Registered Charity under the Canada Revenue Agency. The Foundation is a partnership of:
What We Do
The Rotary Literacy Foundation is a unique collaboration that seeks to improve literacy and other essential skills among residents of Prince Edward Island through the strategic disbursement of grants to organizations and groups. Our focus is on promoting reading, numeracy, critical thinking, computer literacy, and other necessary skills required to participate fully in contemporary civic society.
Why We Do It
A recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) revealed that nearly 46 percent of adult Prince Edward Islanders, and 48 percent of all adult Canadians, are unable to read with sufficient fluency to function in today’s information-loaded society. Other essential skills also need to be promoted to improve and enrich the lives of Islanders.