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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!

Leading with Literacy Breakfast

The Centre for Family Literacy presents the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards at our Leading with Literacy Breakfast. Please join us for this annual celebration of the Centre’s work.

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Time: 7–9 a.m.
Place: The Westin Edmonton
Keynote: Literacy and Health
Dr. Louis Hugo Francescutti, Physician, Royal Alexander Hospital, Professor, U of A, and Storyteller

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Family Literacy Carnival

This free event is for the whole family! Come to wander, explore, and participate in fun activities, and special guests will read from their favourite books!

Date: Sunday, January 27
Time: 2:00 - 4:30 p.m. (drop in)
Place: MacEwan University
Robbins Health Learning Centre
City Centre Campus
109 St & 104 Ave, Edmonton

More information and parking map (pdf)

Our Family and Adult Literacy Programs

Check out our schedules and find a program or class that’s right for you!

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.

New Fast Track version of the 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
  • Part time
  • Online
  • Register early for the Winter courses to save your spot!

    COMM 1550 Fundamentals in Family Literacy
    · Jan. 7 - Feb. 24, 2019
    · $225.04
    · Mandatory initial course

    COMM 1560 Child Development and Emergent Literacy
    · Jan. 7 - Feb. 24, 2019
    · $225.04

    COMM 1566 Family Literacy and the Community
    · Feb. 25 - Apr. 21, 2019
    · $256.76

    COMM 1576 Family Literacy Across Contexts
    · Feb. 25 - Apr. 21, 2019
    · $256.76

  • Find out more

. . . 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.

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11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324