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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 2020, despite the impact of COVID, 4,000 adults and children were served by our programs and services!

Family Literacy Carnival

Theme: Learning in the Great Outdoors!

Together with MacEwan University Golden Key International Honour Society students, we are presenting the FREE annual Family Literacy Carnival held to celebrate National Family Literacy Day.

Date: Sunday, January 30
Time: 11:00a.m. – 12:00p.m. for families with children 0-3 years
1:00p.m. – 2:00p.m. for families with children 4-6+ years
Place: Online via Zoom

Join us on Zoom and explore the great outdoors through Story Time, Family Yoga, Rhymes, and Story Telling. There are two sessions to choose from, but you may choose to stay for both. Those who register will be entered to win a selection of children's books.

To REGISTER NOW or to see all the fun activities, please CLICK HERE

If you have any questions, please email

Need Help with Reading, Writing, or Math?

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. We can help!

Join Our Adult Program
Learn from home! Meet online once a week, one on one, to work on reading, writing, or basic math. Help yourself AND your family! For more information about this program, please email

To sign up for our program email list, click here and you will receive updates about our programs.

Our Winter Online Programs

Family and Adult Literacy Programs

Our programs help build the confidence and skills adults need to open the door to a lifetime of learning, and in our family literacy programs you have fun with your children at the same time! Bonus - all of our programs are FREE.

  • Programs for Families
    A variety of programs offered in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends. Have fun learning together as a family from home!

  • Adult Group Classes
    Learn new skills, gain confidence, improve your reading, writing, or computer skills! Meet new people and learn together from home!

To watch a quick video about our programs, please click here

To check out our winter program descriptions, please click here

To see the winter program schedule, FAQ, and to register, please click here

To sign up for our program email list, please click here and you will receive program and registration updates.


To promote easily accessible literacy within our communities, we have created a YouTube Playlist - FamLit5!

The videos on this playlist consist of rhymes, stories, crafts, and parent literacy tips - all in 5 minutes or less.

Check out the FamLit5 playlist now on our YouTube channel and subscribe so you are the first to know when we add a new video! And follow us on our social media! Click here for our FamLit5 playlist on YouTube.

Call for Nominations

The Centre for Family Literacy typically presents the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards at our annual Leading with Literacy Breakfast, in celebration of National Family Literacy Day (January 27). Because of the situation with COVID our Breakfast could not go forward and we plan instead to present the awards at our Annual General Meeting on May 17.

We are seeking nominations for the Lois Hole Community Leadership Award, which recognizes an outstanding individual, business, or group whose efforts demonstrate an ongoing commitment to family literacy in Alberta. The nomination deadline is Thursday, March 31 at 4:30 p.m.

Community Leadership Award criteria (pdf)

Community Leadership Award Nomination form (pdf)

More about the awards

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