Born to Read is a program designed to promote the message of the importance of reading to children from birth. We present every baby born in New Brunswick with a bag of books, as well as information on early childhood development and library programs.
This national organization promotes literacy and essential skills for English Canadians through networking, research, government liaison and learner development. In addition, through communication and collaboration, it helps to support the people and organizations involved with adult literacy education.
Frontier College has been responding to the literacy needs of Canadians since 1899. Its national network of volunteers teaches literacy skills through the Student Centred Individualized Learning method. Other programs include Campus Programs (Students for Literacy) and the Labourer-Teacher Program.
As a member of Laubach Literacy of Canada and a volunteer non-profit organization, the mission of Laubach Literacy Fredericton is to raise the literacy level of the people of the Fredericton area through the "Each One Teach One" method. Their trained tutors can take students to a grade six level in reading.
This association promotes the understanding and acceptance of the ability of persons with learning disabilities to lead meaningful and successful lives.
This program, jointly offered by Dalhousie University and St. Thomas University, is designed for First Nation individuals who are currently working or interested in working in social work or related positions in First Nation communities throughout the Atlantic Region.
The Peter Gzowski Invitationals (PGIs) for Literacy were founded by the late Canadian broadcaster and journalist Peter Gzowski. His goals were to raise much-needed resources for the thousands of adult learners who struggle with the challenge of low literacy, and have a lot of fun in the process. Held annually in every province and territory, the PGIs have raised more than $12 million net since 1986.