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’s 2016-17 Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund call for proposals is now open and will close on September 30, 2016.
The Saskatchewan Community Literacy Fund provides up to $50,000 in one-time, short-term project funding to organizations to provide support to families through family literacy programs resulting in:
- Increased number of families able to support their children’s learning;
- Increased quality of life, independence and well-being of program participants; and
- Improved collaboration among human services organizations.
Projects may be between three months and one year in length. Preference for funding will be given to projects that are not available elsewhere in the community and focus on the literacy needs of First Nations, Métis and Inuit citizens, New Canadians, people with disabilities, single/young parents, and differently abled people. Informal and formal partnerships are strongly encouraged. Projects approved for funding will be contacted in October 2016.
Guidelines and application forms are available below.
For further information, please contact:
Donna Woloshyn (306-787-2513) or Maureen Johns (306-787-8020)
Literacy Office, Provincial Library and Literacy Office
Ministry of Education