Literacy World Getting Smaller

I don't know the background here. I can't even say whether this is good or bad. I mean, it looks bad. But then, sometimes, orgs and people get healthier when they cut their losses and work within a smaller, more independent framework. (Right now, government funding is both insecure and laden with counterproductive demands - any group solely dependent on political spending is in a precarious situation.) Maybe LLC will re-emerge better off. In any case, they say the provincial orgs will continue to function (though in NB there's storm clouds as well), and they're going to be able to keep the New Reader Bookstore running.

Ottawa, July 16, 2007 - At a meeting held on June 29, 2007, the Board of Directors of Laubach Literacy of Canada passed the following motion: “To wind down LLC in an orderly and structured fashion while ensuring the preservation and continuity of the NRB (New Readers Bookstore) and the training and certification core services.” The wind-down will take place over the next seven to nine months.

The wind-down refers only to the operations of the National Organization, and not to any of the provincial or local organizations, as their governance and operations are independent of the national organization.

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