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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Ticket Request – PGI Dinner”
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 www.gnb.ca\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.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick hosted the official launch of
the Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) project at the Fredericton
Convention Center on Thursday, Dec 6, 2018.
The project, funded by the Government of Canada’s
National Essential Skills Initiatives, is led by the Literacy Coalition of New
Brunswick in partnership with the PEI Literacy Alliance, Literacy Nova Scotia,
and Newfoundland and Labrador Laubach Literacy Council.
“This project, which has the opportunity to serve as a staple for training in
other sectors is exactly the kind of endeavor we want to be involved
in. It is an ambitious and exciting project, and the first that Literacy
Coalition of New Brunswick will carry out in partnership with our Atlantic
partners”, stated Brent Melanson, LCNB President.
Dianne Leger, Project Manager and Master of
Ceremonies for the event, said that the program has three
“It will help increase the pool of skilled labour for
the fisheries sector which has been hard hit by an aging workforce and a
younger workforce migrating out of rural areas. It will improve essential
skills for unemployed individuals as well as supervisors and middle managers.
And it will connect potential workers with available jobs in the fisheries
sector and help increase efficiencies and productivity in the sector.”
During February and March of 2019, the
program will provide participants with six weeks of classroom training, four
weeks of on-the-job-training and six to 12 weeks of paid work placement at a
To learn more about ESAF or for updates, click here or visit our Facebook page.