Families Celebrate Life-long Learning

This year marks Nova Scotia’s 21st Family Literacy Day, which is a day that marks the importance of reading and learning as a family and acts as a national awareness initiative.

The day was created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999; a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the literacy skills of Canadians.

Brendan Maguire, MLA for Halifax Atlantic, on behalf of Labour and Advanced Education Minister Labi Kousoulis, joined community partners and families on January 27th, at the Halifax Central Library.

Over the past year, families in the province participated in 16 literacy programs. The programs feature information sessions, learning circles offered by community-based literacy groups and themed workshops.

Almost 1,400 parents, caregivers and children have participated in family literacy programs funded by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning in the past year.

For more information about family literacy, please visit: http://www.abclifeliteracy.ca/family-literacy