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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 2016 over 10,250 individuals were served by our programs, services, and training!

Our Spring Family Literacy Programs

It’s never too early to instill a love of learning and families play an important role. Our programs help build the confidence and skills parents need to open the door to a lifetime of learning, and they have fun with their children at the same time! All of our programs are free.

Links fore Literacy Golf Tournament

Join us for all the fun at our 8th annual golf tournament to raise funds for the Centre’s Classroom on Wheels (C.O.W.) bus.

Date: Wednesday, August 15
Time: Registration and lunch – 12:30 p.m.
Golf – Shotgun start 1:30 p.m.
Banquet – 5:30 p.m.
Place: The Links at Spruce Grove
Spruce Grove, AB

Eventbrite - Links fore Literacy Golf Tournament

More about Links fore Literacy

Ruth Hayden Memorial Family Literacy Practitioner Award Nominations

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 7.

More information and nomination form

Leading with Literacy Breakfast

The Centre for Family Literacy presented the Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Awards at our Leading with Literacy Breakfast following a fantastic keynote address, Literacy Matters: The Economic Imperative of Investing in Literacy Skills by Craig Alexander, Senior Vice-President and Chief Economist, Conference Board of Canada

If you were unable to attend the breakfast, you can view his PowerPoint presentation here (pdf)

Listen to the audio recording of the Keynote Address here

More about the breakfast

Congratulations to our 2018 Lois Hole Memorial Literacy Award Winners:

Adult Learner: Ruth Nunifu
Family Learner: Mandarae Nolan
Community Leadership: Golden Key International Honour Society, MacEwan University Chapter

More about the awards and winners

Flit – Our Free Family Literacy App

Available for both Android and iOS!

We just added four new activities!

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