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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.

International Literacy Day - September 8

UNESCO is dedicated to tackling the link between poverty and literacy. International Literacy Day is a reminder to the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.

In Alberta alone, over 700,000 adults lack the basic literacy and essential skills to function effectively in our society.

Practical PIAAC*

What Alberta Practitioners Need to Know

*Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies

Date: September 18 & 19, 2014
Place: DoubleTree Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
Cost: $60

A general overview of PIAAC and the differences between PIAAC and IALSS will be explored. We will investigate PIAAC from an Aboriginal focus and a workplace focus. We will also explore practical ways and tools to share this information with your boards and communities.

A limited number of travel subsidies will be available for people travelling from out of town.

More information (pdf)

Eventbrite - Practical PIAAC - What Alberta Practitioners Need to Know

Literacy & Learning Symposium 2014


Date: October 22 - 24
Place: Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort

REGISTRATION and more information

Volunteers are the backbone of our organization and without their commitment, support and hard work, so many of our initiatives would not be possible.

Learn about volunteering at the Centre for Family Literacy here, phone the Centre at 780-421-7323 to arrange an interview with the Volunteer Coordinator, or email:

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