Breaking Down the Silos in Surrey, B.C. – Surrey's Literacy Strategy [Video – 6:25] (2010)
In this video, community leaders and officials from Surrey, British Columbia, explain the importance of embedding a literacy strategy into all aspects of city life.
City officials, business leaders, and educators discuss how literacy is intertwined into such diverse matters as the crime reduction strategy, student support services, library programs, and services for immigrants.
One city official explains the use of the word “silos” in the video’s title. The airtight silos used for storing grain do indeed protect the contents, but they also keep things separate. Breaking down the silos means helping people understand the underlying connection of literacy to all aspects of life.