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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

Français ici:

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.

Official Project Launch Thursday Dec. 6, 2018

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 primary goals.

“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 fisheries employer.“

To learn more about ESAF or for updates, click here or visit our Facebook page.

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