Learning & Education 2008

  1. Scores on Grade 9 Testing

    The purpose of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is to ensure that students have acquired the essential reading and writing skills that apply to all subject areas in the provincial curriculum up to the end of Grade 9. All students in public and private schools who are working...
  2. Internet Use

    Access to and use of the internet has been seen to add to the education and learning of our citizens. They use the internet at home, at work and in the public library. The internet is used for banking, education, recreation, medical or health information and to purchase goods and...
  3. Literacy in Niagara

    Literacy level ratings are divided into levels. Level 3 is suggested as the level required to fully function in everyday Canadian society and in the workplace. Literacy Niagara estimates that 1 in 5 Canadians cannot read or write well enough to function adequately.
  4. Composite Learning Index (CLI)

    The Canadian Council on Learning provided a Composite Learning Index (CLI) as a measure of learning across 4,700 Canadian cities to compare progress at the local and national levels. CLI has been found to correlate with greater economic and social success in an area.
  5. Attainment of Higher Education

    In 2006, Niagara had a lower percentage than the province on completion of a university education (13.1% compared to 20.4% in Ontario for those over 15).  This trend was also true in 2001, in Niagara for those aged 20 to 34. Only 17.3% completed a university education compared to 25.7%...
  6. Introduction To Education

    A region that offers many opportunities for its citizens to learn and engage in education provides a measure of the health of the area. Work, creativity, prosperity and health are all linked to education and literacy. Building a strong learning community in the Niagara region will help our citizens to...