The Centre for Family Literacy is dedicated to helping families grow and prosper. Our FREE adult tutoring and family literacy programs, along with training and research, help Alberta families achieve what they imagine — improved education, jobs and health.
September is Life Literacy Month!September 8 is International Literacy Day!
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The literacy skills you need to live your life, and the new skills you need to acquire throughout your life. You are encouraged to try something new in September — go back to school, upgrade your skills, or learn a new activity.
In 1965, UNESCO declared September 8 as International Literacy Day. Schools, organizations and communities around the world have united to promote awareness, to one day eradicate this ongoing human rights violation. Approximately 775 million people lack the basic reading and writing skills to manage daily living and employment tasks.
The impacts of low literacy levels are: limited opportunities for employment, higher chances of poor health, propensity towards crime, or dependence on social welfare. The cost to the global economy is estimated at USD $1.19 trillion.
What is Busapalooza? It is a fun family event that highlights the literacy opportunities and support available to all ages in our community.
Join our two C.O.W. (Classroom on Wheels) buses and Edmonton Public Library’s two epl2go vans for some fun with story time, a photo booth, a resource fair, and so much more!
Friday, September 11
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Idylwylde Public Library
8310 88 Avenue, Edmonton
If you have any questions, please phone Amanda or Crystal at the Centre: 780-421-7323 or email email@example.com
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 10.
Learn what should be included in a will and what is meant by legal terms such executor, codicil and living will.
Allison McCollum, lawyer with
Witten Law, will present the overview. This free workshop is presented in partnership with the Edmonton Community Foundation.
Wednesday, September 16
7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Centre for Family Literacy
11642 142 Street, Edmonton
Please be advised that registration is required and seating is limited. To register, please phone 780-421-7323 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line Wills Workshop.
Literacy & Learning Symposium 2015
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The Symposium is an opportunity for all of us committed to literacy and adult learning to come together and share ideas, discuss issues of importance and to gain new tools. It is also an opportunity to network, socialize and interact with colleagues and friends from around the province. There will be a broad variety of sessions with high-level presenters, a Resource Fair Reception and our evening Awards Banquet.