Since 1992, Literacy Nova Scotia (LNS) has been supporting the literacy community by working to ensure that all Nova Scotians have equal access to quality literacy, essential skills, and lifelong learning opportunities.

PGI grants map

Literacy Nova Scotia is a non-profit charitable umbrella organization that provides a provincial forum for organizations and people to work together so that every adult has literacy and essential skills learning opportunities. We do that by raising awareness about the state of literacy in the province and the country, by promoting accessible programs for all, by collaborating with others who have similar interests and goals to support and celebrate learning, and by making connections.

18  Organizations received
              $49,970 in PGI Grants for
              1093 learners


12  Organizations were reimbursed
          $10,727 for purchasing IT


8  Organizations requested
             18 computers, 34 laptops
             & 8 printers through Computers
            for Schools


161  Practitioners completed
                     16 Practitioner Training                      modules


$6,000  in financial                       awards given to 7 learners

77  Learners attended 6 writing                 workshops

116   participants attended the
                 PD Conference for                 Practitioners

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LNS provides funding, practitioner training, and learner financial awards.

We also produce resources, share information about literacy, promote accessible programs for all, and collaborate with others in order to support and celebrate learning.

LNS is partly funded by the Department of Labour and Advanced Education.




LNS offered the PD Conference for Practitioners: Reducing Barriers, Opening Doors on Oct 24 & 25, 2019 for practitioners within NSSAL’s CLOs.