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:
- Collège Mathieu
- Foundations Learning and Skills Saskatchewan (formerly READ Saskatoon)
- La Ronge and Area Family Literacy Hub:
- Amber Daigneault at 306-425-2200
- Lloydminster Learning Council Association
- Moose Jaw Literacy Network
- Prince Albert Literacy Network
- Regina Region Family Literacy Hub
- Southwest Literacy Committee (Swift Current and area):
- Bula Ghosh at 306-778-5477 or
- Tina Winsor at 306-662-2470
- West Central Literacy Committee (Rosetown and area)
The Saskatchewan Literacy Network is a not-for-profit provincial organization that promotes and supports literacy throughout the province.
For further information, please contact:
Twyla Mensch (306-787-2513) or Flo Woods (306-787-6262)
Literacy Office, Provincial Library and Literacy Office
Ministry of Education