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19 years. That's The Gift of Reading!
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This initiative targets underprivileged children aged 0–12 from across Quebec, with the aim to prevent reading and writing difficulties. 

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1 québécois adulte sur 5 éprouve des difficultés majeures en lecture

One in five adult

(aged 16-65) in Quebec is likely to experience great reading difficulties

1 million d'analphabètes au Québec

1 000 000

adults are illiterates in Quebec

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More than 120 000

individuals directed to training resources by our Adult Services since 1990

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More than 490 000 books

have been distributed through The Gift of Reading program over the last 19 years