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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New Brunswick launches literacy strategy!

The province’s strategy follows the release of last year’s report by New Brunswick Literacy Secretariat co-chairs Marilyn Trenholme Counsell and Liane Roy. The recommendations included: speech support for children, encouraging parents to sing, talk and read to their children under five, and providing better support of community-based learning for adult literacy. Her report also suggested that libraries appoint community literacy coordinators.

Some of the key priorities in the strategy, according to a release, include:

  • Providing a single point of access for parents to maximize their child’s or children’s development
  • Providing individual-based programs and services as well as intervention for children
  • Discovering ways to provide learning opportunities outside the “traditional school day”
  • Working with employers to address literacy needs for the labour market
  • Support for adult learners that “advances them” towards their goals and potential employment

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2017 PGI Dinner and Auction Save the Date!

Save the Date


On April 25, supporters of literacy will gather in Fredericton to celebrate the Honourable Margaret Norrie McCain, our 2017 literacy champion.


The Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) events for literacy are major fundraising events held in every province and territory.


The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick has raised more than $1.6 million dollars for literacy since our inaugural PGI event 15 years ago. Funds raised go directly to youth, adult and family literacy programs around the province, including support for our schools, libraries and community groups.


Join us as we present Mrs. McCain with the Champion of Literacy Award and celebrate the many ways in which she is working to provide opportunities for all of Canada’s children and families to have early access to the education and supports necessary to create a pluralistic and prosperous society for us all.


Event tickets are $150 individually, or $1,200 for a table of eight. Purchase yours now by contacting our executive director Christy McLean at 506-457-1227, or e-mail Christy at with the subject line “Ticket Request – PGI Dinner”


2017 PGI Literacy Dinner

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Reception 6p.m., Dinner 6:45p.m.

Delta Fredericton Ballroom

2017 Adult Learner Awards: Call for Nominations!

“Bringing Literacy to Life” – Adult Learner Writing Contest

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick is holding their 7th annual writing contest in celebration of Adult Learner’s Week April 17-21, 2017. We invite adult learners from across the province to share with us stories about how their future will be different because of their adult learning program.

The theme for this year’s Essay Contest for Adult Learners is “Bringing Literacy to Life”

Contest Submissions

Written submissions should be 300-500 words in length using your favourite form of creative writing: a poem, an essay, a short story, etc.

Who Can Enter

Anyone currently enrolled in an adult learning or adult tutoring program.

Contest Winners

Each winner will receive $100 and from April 13-17, 2017 we will feature each winner on our website and promote their story through local media.

Send submissions to LCNB by email :

Deadline: March 24, 2017 Winners will be notified April 7, 2017

Along with your contest submission, please forward us your name, address and phone number as well as the name and phone number of your adult learning or tutoring program. By entering this contest you are giving the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick permission to use your name and submission to promote adult learning.

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