The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick will provide leadership to advance literacy, lifelong learning and essential skills for all citizens through partnerships and collaboration with government, educational institutions, business, labour and community.

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Family questionnaire results for the Literacy Asset Map Research

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick’s Literacy Asset Map is an initiative to develop a user-friendly, province wide, French and English Community Literacy Asset map and Navigational Tool for Family and Early Childhood Literacy. This tool will provide a comprehensive, easily accessible contact list of programs, services, and supports focusing on the wide variety of early childhood literacy resources that are available through New Brunswick. Integral to the site, will be links to a wide variety of exemplary literacy and education resources and information for parents, educators, various service providers, and the general public. The project will culminate in a public awareness campaign to launch the tool.

 

Parents and caregivers with children aged between 0 and 5 living in New Brunswick were surveyed between January and February 2019 in order to find out how parents and families access information on early childhood development and parenting. 

To view the results click here

We’re Hiring! The Literacy Coalition is seeking to hire a Communications Director

Communications and Project Director

The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with strong written and oral communication skills and expertise in social media and digital technology. A background in Journalism, Communications, Public Relations or related field and experience with WordPress, Google Analytics and website management is desirable.

Reporting directly to the LCNB Executive Director, the Communications and Project Director will coordinate the execution of communication strategies, plans and activities in support of LCNB priorities, leveraging a range of mediums such as videos and social media.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Maintain the LCNB website using WordPress
  • Manage Facebook and Twitter sites
  • Produce the monthly online LCNB newsletter
  • Provide writing capacity and expertise to support priority communications
  • Scan media coverage on literacy and essential skills regularly
  • Manage and support the coordination of literacy and essential skills projects and initiatives
  • Set up and participate in LCNB tradeshow booth at events
  • Other tasks as needed.

Language Requirements:

Fluent in written and spoken English. French is an asset.

Term of Employment

This position will be for the period starting May 13, 2019 and ending August 23, 2019. Possibilities of extension on a part-time basis for the school year (8 hr per week) and continuing the following summer on a full- time basis (35 hr per week) depending upon funding availability.

Salary

$12.50 per hour for 35 hours per week.

Essential Skills

Oral Communication, Writing, Computer Use, Working with Others, Problem Solving, Continuous Learning

To Apply:

Please email your resume and cover letter to the Executive Director, Lynda Homer, at: lcnb@nbliteracy.ca

“Returning to Learning Changes Lives” – Adult Learners Writing Contest

We are holding our annual Learner’s Writing contest in celebration of Adult Learner’s week (April 15-19, 2019.) This year’s theme is “Returning to Learning Changes Lives”. Adult learners are invited to share their stories about why they returned to learning and how it has positively impacted their life and what their future goals may be.

The deadline for submissions is 5: 00 pm, March 18, 2019.

The stories will be featured on our social media during Adult Learner’s week and the winners will have the opportunity to read their submissions and receive a framed certificate as well as a $100 prize at the 2019 PGI Literacy Dinner and auction!

Please send your submission to: lcnb@nbliteracy.ca

Please include your name, address and phone number, as well as the name and phone number of your adult learning program and teacher.

«Retourner à l’apprentissage change des vies» – Concours de rédaction pour apprenants adultes

Nous organisons notre concours annuel d’apprentissage des apprenants pour célébrer la semaine des apprenants adultes (du 15 au 19 avril 2019). Le thème de cette année est «Retourner à l’apprentissage change des vies». Les apprenants adultes sont invités à partager leurs histoires sur le raisonnement pour lequel ils sont retourner à l’apprentissage et de l’impact positif sur leur vie, ainsi que sur leurs objectifs futurs.

La date limite de soumission des candidatures est le 18 mars 2019 à 17 heures.

Les récits seront présentés sur nos médias sociaux pendant la semaine des apprenants adultes et les candidats auront l’occasion de lire leurs soumissions et de recevoir un certificat encadré ainsi qu’un prix de 100$ au dîner d’alphabétisation PGI!

S’il vous plaît envoyez votre soumission à lcnb@nbliteracy.ca  et incluez vos nom, adresse et numéro de téléphone, ainsi que le nom et le numéro de téléphone de votre programme d’apprentissage pour adultes et de votre enseignant.

2019 PGI Dinner and Auction: Tickets Available Now!


Plans are well underway for the 2019 gala Literacy Dinner and Auction. The evening will include a dinner, entertainment, guest speakers, an opportunity to hear from outstanding adult learners. and a fundraising auction to help support family literacy programs, libraries, adult learning programs and more. This year’s gala event honours Bernard and Diane Lord who were instrumental in establishing Born to Read NB as a provincial literacy program. Their leadership and generous commitment to improving the well-being of New Brunswickers continues to this day.

When: Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Reception and Silent Auction: 6p.m.
Dinner: 6:45pm

Where: Delta Fredericton Ballroom

Event tickets are $150 individually, or $1,200 for a table of eight. Purchase yours now by clicking here to fill out the order form OR by contacting Lynda Homer at (506) 457-1227 or lcnb@nbliteracy.ca with the subject line “Ticket Request – PGI Dinner”



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