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Family literacy offers a more innovative and proactive approach to literacy development. We open new windows of opportunity so that all Alberta families achieve what they imagine—improved education, jobs, and health.

In 2015 over 13,000 individuals were served by our programs, services, and training!

Leading with Literacy Breakfast

The Centre for Family Literacy presents the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards at our annual Leading with Literacy Breakfast. The awards honour individuals, organizations or businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to literacy in Alberta.

Keynote: Invest in Our Poverty-Free Future
Mayor Don Iveson
City of Edmonton
Date: Friday, February 3
Time: 7–9 a.m.
Place: Westin Hotel, Edmonton

Eventbrite - Leading with Literacy Breakfast

More about the breakfast

More about the awards

Family Literacy Carnival

MacEwan University students, together with the Centre for Family Literacy, are hosting the annual Family Literacy Carnival in recognition of National Family Literacy Day. This is a free event for families with children.

Date: Sunday, January 29
Time: 2 - 4 p.m. (drop in)
Place: MacEwan University
Robbins Health Learning Centre
City Centre Campus
109 St & 104 Ave, Edmonton

More information and parking map (pdf)

Flit – Our Free Family Literacy App

Now Available for both Android and iOS!

Early interactions with your children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – essential skills for success.

Parents will find specially tailored and curated activities ranging from reading, recipes, rhymes and games specifically designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have FUN doing it!

Watch a video demo of the app!

Go to Google Play for more information or to download

Go to iTunes for more information or to download (updated version)

. . . is at the heart of all learning and families have a key role to play in developing and nurturing literacy through every stage of life.

The late, the Honourable Dr. Lois Hole,
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta

It’s never too early!

Children who begin life in a learning environment are more likely to succeed in school and in life and parents are their first teachers. Our programs provide parents with the tools they need to support their children’s early language and literacy development.

It’s never too late!

We also support adult learners on their literacy journey, building on strengths and meeting the individual needs of the learners.

We provide:

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