Literacy is the set of knowledge, skills, practices and behaviours that allow all of us to interact with each other. Literacy and learning are keys to employment, higher wages, better social and health outcomes and active participation in society.
There are a number of literacy programs available to Saskatchewan citizens that encourage a highly-educated province and skilled workforce.
Family literacy is all the ways that families interact, share and learn together.
Family literacy programs give opportunities to learn about:
- the importance of language, literacy and reading;
- the role that family members can play in literacy development of their children;
- interactive literacy activities that support a child’s literacy development at home and in school; and
- how to access learning resources through the library or their community.
Family Literacy Hubs work with schools, libraries and communities to provide family literacy programs, services and supports for families. These organizations are funded to act as Family Literacy Hubs within Saskatchewan:
Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund Call for Application
The Ministry of Education is seeking proposals for short-term project funding of up to $50,000. The Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund (SCLF) provides funding for Saskatchewan based not-for-profit organizations to develop and deliver new family and community literacy projects for Saskatchewan citizens.
SCLF program funding is limited, and not every eligible application may receive funding. The amount approved for each project may be less than the amount requested, and is based on how closely the project meets grant criteria, eligible expenses, the number of requests received, and consideration as to how it aligns with ministry priorities.
The 2017-18 guidelines and application forms can be downloaded below.
Applicants are required to submit the complete application package electronically to The Saskatchewan Literacy Network Inc. by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 11:59 pm on Friday, June 30, 2017.
For further information, please contact:
Donna Woloshyn (306-787-2513) or Brenda Dougherty (306 787-6262)
Literacy Office, Provincial Library and Literacy Office
Ministry of Education