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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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.

Offical Statement from LCNB’s President!


The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick exists to raise awareness of the value of learning for the people of New Brunswick. For the past 27 years LCNB’s “magic” has been working with provincial partners to provide training and tutoring programs, learning resources, financial assistance, community outreach and recognition that will help nurture a learning culture that values critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, innovation and assistive technology which are essential to skills in the Information Age. The very economy of this province and future employment of our youth depends upon it.

Literacy Coalition projects underway include: Translation of Let’s Learn Booklet into Mi’kmaq and Maliseet, New Horizons for Seniors: Enhancing the Role of Grandparents in Family Literacy, and an Adult Learner Online Program.

Projects proposed to help implement the Provincial 10 Year Plan and Literacy Strategy include: Volunteers for In-School Literacy Support, Communicating with Parents and Families on the Value of Learning, a Symposium on Strategies to Support Child Literacy, Pan Atlantic Project on Literacy in Rural Coastal Communities, and the Maritime Literacy Partnership for Essential Skills.

The Literacy Coalition is sustained through the support of volunteer Board members, and its “life blood” is implementing literacy programs under the stewardship of executive director, Christy McLean, to make a difference in the lives of citizens of New Brunswick.

Frank Hayes

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