Programs

Adult

Together adults work with other adults in safe and supportive settings to develop literacy skills and strategies that will help them achieve their goals. Our programs offer meaningful and relevant activities to connect learning to real life – work, family, community – in fun and practical ways.

Program Values

Together, adults and children learn new skills, gain confidence and have fun! Our programs provide families with the opportunity to reach their literacy goals together in a safe and supportive group. Our programs build on their everyday family practices and provide them with new and engaging ways to include literacy activities in their routine.

 

 

Family and Adult Programs are being offered both online and in-person. Please visit the link below for more information about programs and registration.

Program FAQ's

  • Register for programs by clicking on the registration link.
  • The Centre for Family Literacy offers fall, winter and spring sessions. To find out the exact start and end dates, and for more information about the programs, visit the registration website HERE.
  • Registration is to be completed by the primary caregiver of the child(ren).

Age groups are listed under each program on the schedule below.

Family Book Club and 321 FUN! Book kits can be picked up by contacting the staff member listed in your confirmation email.

  • We ask that each family register for no more than 4 Family programs per session.
  • You can add yourself to unlimited waitlists if programs are full.
  • You will receive an email that your registration was received within 2-3 hours after you register 
  • Once your registration is approved you will receive a confirmation email, including a Zoom link for online programs and location information for in-person programs
  • If you don’t receive your confirmation email one week before the program begins,  please:
    • Check your junk mail or spam folder
    • Search your email for programs@famlit.ca
    • Add programs@famlit.ca to your contacts
    • Email us at programs@famlit.ca
  • Online Family Programs are 30 – 45 minutes in length and run for 10 weeks (unless otherwise noted)
  • In-Person Family Programs are 60 – 90 minutes in length and run for 10 weeks (unless otherwise noted)
  • Adult Group Programs are 1.5 hours in length and run for 10 weeks (unless otherwise noted)
  • Adult Tutor Program meets with a tutor once a week, for about one hour

Click here to view the system requirements for your device to use Zoom

Yes, drop-ins are welcome to in-person programs until a program is full. Come check it out and register on site!

One-on-One Tutoring

Ages 18+

Would you like to help your child with their homework? Are you having trouble writing emails? Maybe you want to get your G.E.D. one day but you don’t know where to start. If you want to improve your reading, writing, or basic math, or basic digital skills to help yourself AND your family, we can help!

Register to work one-on-one with a tutor today! 

Tutor Teams

Tutor Teams – Ages 18+ 

Our literacy tutor teams are 2-3 learners paired with a volunteer tutor. Teams will meet once a week to work on skills needed to pursue upgrading (such as G.E.D.). You will receive a workbook containing stories, newspaper articles, charts and graphs, with topics relevant to adults such as voting, work life, health, and government. This is a great chance to practice your reading comprehension, writing, and critical thinking skills.

This is open to anybody who wants to improve their skills, but to use this resource learners should have a grade 6 and up reading level. If you would like to view a reading sample, click hereAren’t sure what your reading level is? No problem! When you register for the tutor program, we will talk about your reading skills. If it turns out that this resource isn’t for you, we can match you with a tutor to work on your reading skills one-on-one!

Math Teams – Ages 18+

A Math Team may be right for you if: you learn better in a group; you are hoping to take the GED one day but have no idea where to start; if you’re a parent who wants to keep up with your child’s math learning; or if you have a general interest in improving your math skills. 

Topics covered may include: counting, math vocabulary, operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, ratios and more. Learners will be placed in a “team” with similar math abilities, and will meet twice a week. Materials will be provided. 

This is a great chance to brush up on your math skills while meeting new friends.

Register to work in a Math Team today.

Basic Digital Skills

Ages 18 +

*NEW* This program will be in person at the Centre for Family Literacy Office

Wednesday Evenings 6:30 – 8:30 PM

This session we will be offering a variety of workshops where you can learn new skills and gain confidence in using your computer. Browse the workshops below for more information. Workshops are two hours long at the Centre for Family Literacy.

Every second week practice your new skills and have fun with an online Zoom class included with the workshop registration.

Workshop Descriptions:

January 17:  Gmail
Learn the basics of using Gmail, including helpful tips and trick to keep yourself organized. If you’re someone struggling with 1000 unread emails and your inbox is full of spam mail – we can help!

January 31: Typing and Keyboarding

Stop typing with just one finger! You can learn how to type correctly and efficiently. Understand keyboard shortcuts, improve your typing speed and gain new computer skills.

February 14: Online Safety for Parents and Families
As children grow and the internet evolves, it can be difficult to keep up with online developments. Gain education and resources for how to keep your child safe when using the internet – be prepared, not scared.

February 28: Budgeting/Financial Literacy
Making a budget is one of the simplest thing you can do to get your finances in order. A budget can help you track your spending, save money, and make better financial decisions. This workshop will walk you through each step for making a budget using Google Sheets.

March 13: Create Your Own Digital Cookbook
A recipe book that works best for a busy lifestyle is one that has recipes that are quick and easy to find. In this workshop, participants will organize a digital recipe book in Google Slides with their favourite recipes and arrange them by category.

Zoom Sessions:

January 24, February 7, February 21, March 6, March 20.
Join us online every second week for workshop extension classes. This will also be an opportunity to share your work and ask questions you might have about workshop content or any other computer-related issues.

Adult Book Club

Have you always wanted to read more? Do you want to learn new words and meet new people? Join our Adult Book Club! Each adult who registers will receive a FREE Kit including the book that you need to participate in the weekly program.

Need more Information?

For more information about our programs, please email our Program Coordinator at programs@famlit.ca