Organizers of the recent Cultivating Connections Conference held in Edmonton, Alberta, are pleased with the quality of discussion that took place as well as the breadth of perspectives on family literacy that were shared.
Hosted by the Centre for Family Literacy, conference sessions and keynote addresses facilitated the consideration of national and international program models and practices, the development of support networks for family literacy practitioners, and building capacity for the delivery of family literacy in a variety of settings. Over 600 delegates attended the conference and preceding workshop.
Conference delegates had the opportunity to celebrate successes, recognize opportunities for improvement and facilitate the growth of the family literacy field.
“Meeting so many people from different backgrounds and locations (as well as diverse workplaces and programs) has broadened my understanding and appreciation of the field of family literacy,” one participant wrote. “The conference was an excellent opportunity for professional development. I would love to see one held every two years.”
For more information contact:
Kimberley Onclin, Associate Executive Director
Centre for Family Literacy