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In a recent survey of adult literacy, about 15% of adult Albertans scored at or below the lowest measure of literacy performance. Only 55% of adults scored at Level 3 or higher which is thought to be the level necessary to be competitive in an information-based economy (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies, 2012; International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey, 2003).

Centre for Family Literacy Programs and Services

The Centre for Family Literacy offers a variety of adult and family literacy programs designed to enhance the oral language and literacy needs of children and their parents, as well as other adults, in the Edmonton area. The Centre collaborates with a broad range of community agencies as partners in the delivery of these programs.

In addition to delivering adult and family literacy programs, the Centre provides training to family literacy professionals in Alberta and across the country, and offers workshops, services and support materials that sensitize the community at large to issues about literacy in general and family literacy in particular.

2016 Numbers

Adult Learners445
Family Literacy–Adult Participants2,537
Family Literacy–Child Participants2,919
Total Edmonton Participants5,900

Alberta C.O.W. Bus Participants (parents and children)2,729
Total Program Participants 8,629

Total Training and Outreach Participants1,621

Number of Volunteers234
Number of Collaborating Agencies167
Number of Programs Offered290
11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324