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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Winners Announced for 2018 Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards

The 2018 winners for the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards have been named and will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza Fredericton on November 26th with reception from 6:00 -7:00 and award ceremony beginning at 7 p.m.  We hope you will join us as we celebrate the following worthy individuals and organizations for their contribution to literacy:


Sheree Fitch – Individual in Outstanding Contribution to Literacy category


Tantramar Family Resource Centre –  Community Literacy Program category


Glenwood Kitchen Ltd  –  Business Corporate Literacy Initiative category


Claudette Godin(Lire et faire lire Acadie) and The Elizabeth Frye Society of Saint John( Child Read Aloud Program)- Early Childhood Literacy category


Wendy McLeod MacKnight  – Published New Brunswick Author category


Mah-Sos School of Tobique First Nation -Outstanding Effort in Indigenous Literacy category

2017-2018 Annual General Meeting a Success!

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick’s Board meeting and Annual General Meeting was held at the Delta Marriott Hotel Fredericton on October 30th, 2018. This meeting provided an opportunity for those in attendance to hear about the Literacy Coalition activities and accomplishments over the past year, and a chance for Board members, literacy partners and guests to exchange information and updates about their various organizations. To read our LCNB Annual General Report, visit our website:

20th Annual Dr.Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards to be Held November 26th, 2018

The 2018 winners for the Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Crowne Plaza -Lord Beaverbrook Hotel Fredericton on Monday, November 26th. Refreshments and welcome reception will be from 6:00-7:00 p.m and the awards from 7:00-9:00 p.m.


Awarded annually since 1998 by Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell, former New Brunswick lieutenant-governor and senator and now past president of the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB), these awards recognize outstanding achievements in the fields of literacy and essential skills. They are supported by funds generated by the Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) Golf Tournament for Literacy.

Early Childhood Literacy Harvest – Growing A Community of Practice


Early Childhood Literacy Harvest

Growing a Community of Practice

Gather  Share  Grow

The Early Childhood Literacy Harvest will bring together over 250 New Brunswick Early Childhood Educators who work in licensed Early Learning and Childcare Centres and Homes.  This event proudly recognizes and celebrates the early childhood profession in New Brunswick and will give you an opportunity to share and grow in your daily practices in early childhood literacy.

The event will kick off with an awe-inspiring presentation by Sheree Fitch – a multi-award-winning writer, speaker,
author of dozens of books, and educator.  With strong ties to New Brunswick we are thrilled to welcome her back to New Brunswick – her home away from home.  You will have over 10 early childhood literacy workshops and sessions to choose from and a chance to explore in the Literacy Learning Garden.

Registration Opens:  October 10, 2018

There is no registration fee for this event, and lunch and morning nutrition break is provided.  We will break down barriers of attendance by offering shared hotel accommodations at the Fredericton Inn for those travelling more than 100 kilometres.  You must request accommodation in the registration.  A travel reimbursement is also available for those travelling (carpooling required).   

  • Admission reserved for educators working in licensed childcare centres and homes
  • Maximum 2 tickets per centre
  • Limited seats based on size of region
  • Waiting list will be available and will open up November 1, 2018

This event is supported by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.

For more information, contact your regional literacy facilitator (check out the flyer here).

ASD-West – Fredericton, Woodstock and Area:

ASD-East – Moncton and Area:

ASD-South – Saint John and Area:

ASD-North – Miramichi and Area: Rachel.Cameron-Dubé (acting)

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