Family literacy offers a more innovative and proactive approach to literacy development. We open new windows of opportunity so that all Alberta families achieve what they imagine—improved education, jobs, and health.
In 2017 over 10,000 individuals were served by our programs, services, and training!
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It’s never too early or too late to instill a love of learning, and families play an important role. Our programs help build the confidence and skills adults need to open the door to a lifetime of learning, and in our family literacy programs they have fun with their children at the same time! All of our programs are FREE.
Family Literacy Facilitation Program at Conestoga College
”Providing students with an enhanced repertoire of knowledge and skills to support family literacy within the community.”
NEW criteria for Intro to Family Literacy Training participants: Potential Student has a current letter from an employer in the field of Family Literacy AND has completed the Introduction to Family Literacy Training developed by the Centre for Family Literacy in Alberta
One year certificate program
COMM 1586 Leadership in Family Literacy
June 24 - August 18 This course is not offered again until June 2020
Ruth Hayden Memorial Family Literacy Practitioner Award
The Centre for Family Literacy is seeking nominations for this award in memory of Dr. Ruth Hayden, which recognizes the accomplishments of individual practitioners in the family literacy field. Deadline for nominations is September 6, 2019.
. . . is at the heart of all learning and families have a key role to play in developing and nurturing literacy through every stage of life.
The late, the Honourable Dr. Lois Hole,
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
It’s never too early!
Children who begin life in a learning environment are more likely to succeed in school and in life and parents are their first teachers. Our programs provide parents with the tools they need to support their children’s early language and literacy development.
It’s never too late!
We also support adult learners on their literacy journey, building on strengths and meeting the individual needs of the learners.