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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“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:

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  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 with the subject line “Ticket Request – PGI Dinner”

Call for Applications for PGI Grants – Deadline March 7, 2019

The Literacy Coalition is now accepting applications for this year’s PGI Grants!

Who can apply?

Established literacy groups or programs, including First Nations, that have been operating one year or more, who receive direction from a volunteer board, meet the eligibility requirements and apply before the deadline are eligible for consideration.

Click here for more information on who can apply (français ici)

Forms are available here:

PGI 2019 Funding Application
PGI 2019 Final Reporting Form

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Demandes de financement PGI 2019
Formulaire pour le rapport final 2019

The deadline for submission of the PGI Grant applications is Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 5:00 pm.

Note: If your organization received PGI funding last year, a report on the activities of the grant must be submitted to LCNB before a new application is considered.

Exploring Literacies

The Exploring Literacies Initiative is led by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development.  The early childhood literacy strategy is meant to reach everyone who interacts with children every day including: early childhood educators, early childhood services and programs like Talk with Me, Libraries, Family Resource Centres, Family and Early Childhood Agencies and most importantly – parents who are children’s first and most important teacher.

This pamphlet provides a variety of tips that promote literacy through daily learning and playing that can easily be incorporated into the daily life of busy families.

In addition to this pamphlet there are other tools and resources available in each Anglophone School District that promote early childhood literacy.  These include:  Exploring Literacies professional learning opportunities for educators and early childhood service providers, a seven hour online literacy module. 

Click here for the handbook and here for the pamphlet. You can also find them online at\exploringliteracies.

All of the early childhood literacy resources are aligned with the New Brunswick’s Curriculum Framework for Early Learning and Child Care which provides evidence based best practices for all early learning.

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