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One Giant Step for Training
Six years ago the Centre for Family Literacy, in collaboration with practitioners and academics from across the country, developed Foundational Training in Family Literacy. It was the first comprehensive training of its kind in the country that addressed the wide range of knowledge required to work in the area of family literacy.

Since that time training sessions have been delivered across the country, and twice offered in an on-line format. We are now moving this training to the next level through a new project funded by the National Office of Literacy and Learning, HRSDC. We are currently revising the training package, adding new modules and training more trainers.

In addition, Maureen Sanders, Executive Director of the Centre, has worked with groups in BC to develop the Family Literacy Certificate Program, comprising an introductory course, 6 main courses, and a practicum. The program will be delivered through Vancouver Community College in partnership with Centre for Family Literacy, Literacy Now, and Literacy BC.

The course is designed for those who currently work in or wish to work in the family literacy field. At the present time the prerequisite course Introduction to Family Literacy is being piloted in 6 locations across BC and the full Foundational Training will be delivered in the fall in Vancouver.

Once the pilot phase is completed, other colleges and post-secondary institutions across the country will be approached to implement similar initiatives. It’s very exciting to see the interest, enthusiasm and support this project has received and the enormous strides that have been made in the development of training in the family literacy field.

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