Adult & Family Literacy Programming

Ministry of Advanced Education

Through the Community Adult Learning Program, Alberta Advanced Education provides funding to support the delivery of part-time, nonformal adult foundational learning opportunities in local communities. Presently, 125 organizations in 83 communities across Alberta receive funding through the Community Adult Learning Program.

Organizations funded through the Community Adult Learning Program are well-positioned as points of entry for learning in their communities. As learner access points, these organizations play a vital role in helping learners to navigate the complex network of available supports and services.

What is literacy?

Literacy is not just about reading and writing. While reading and writing provide the necessary foundation for learning, literacy is fundamentally about an individual’s capacity to put his/her skills to work in shaping the course of his or her own life.

Literacy involves “reading the word and the world” in a variety of contexts.

Individuals need literacy skills to:

  • obtain and use information effectively;
  • act as informed players;
  • manage interactions in a variety of contexts whether making decisions about health care, parenting, managing household finances, engaging in the political process or working.

Adult Basic Literacy

About 1 in 5 adults have problems with day-to-day literacy skills. These skills are needed to write shopping lists, compare prices, speak or practice English speaking, write cheques, read magazines; and they are essential for most jobs.

Help is available - FREE! For adults living in and around Oyen and area the Adult Learning Centre has a reading and writing project called A.B.L.E. (Adult Basic Literacy Education). ABLE provides help. An adult student is paired with a trained, volunteer tutor. Together they plan the lessons and choose when and where to meet. The lessons are free and all information about the students is kept private. If you are an adult, of any age, and want help with basic skills please contact Kim at (403) 664-2060.

Family Literacy

Family literacy programs promote the value and benefits of literacy, and provide parents with the skills and strategies to create a literacy-rich environment in the home and use daily activities to strengthen the emergent literacy skills of their children.

Children who begin life in a learning environment are more likely to succeed in school and in life and parents are their first teachers. Our programs provide parents with the tools they need to support their children’s early language and literacy development.

Family literacy programs are directed towards the parents of children up to six years of age.

Programs offered :
>Books for Babies
>Preschool Family Reading Program

Books for Babies