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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!




International Literacy Day

Thursday, September 8
50th Anniversary!

2016 Theme: Reading the Past, Writing the Future

”The world has changed since 1966 – but our determination to provide every woman and man with the skills, capacities and opportunities to become everything they wish, in dignity and respect, remains as firm as ever. Literacy is a foundation to build a more sustainable future for all.”

—UNESCO Director-General

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Literacy & Learning Symposium 2016

Registration is now open!

Register by September 2 to participate in the early bird draw.

This Symposium is an opportunity for all of us committed to literacy and foundational 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, Resource Fair Reception, and Awards Banquet celebration.

Date: September 26 - 30
Place: Fantasyland Hotel, Edmonton

REGISTER HERE

More about Literacy & Learning Symposium 2016

Ruth Hayden Memorial Family Literacy Practitioner Award

At the Symposium banquet, we will present this annual award to an individual who has excelled in the field of family literacy.

More about the award and nomination information

Flit – Our Free Family Literacy App

Get it at the Apple App Store!

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 iTunes for more information or to download

Should we develop Flit for Android? Take the short survey here

. . . 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
Phone
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324
famlit.ca
info@famlit.ca