The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick will provide leadership to advance literacy, lifelong learning and essential skills for all citizens through partnerships and collaboration with government, educational institutions, business, labour and community.

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Call for Applications for PGI Grants – Deadline April 3rd, 2020

The Literacy Coalition is now accepting applications for this year’s PGI Grants!

Who can apply?

Established literacy groups or programs, including First Nations, that have been operating one year or more, who receive direction from a volunteer board, meet the eligibility requirements and apply before the deadline are eligible for consideration.

Click here for more information on who can apply (français ici)

Forms are available here:

PGI 2020 Funding Application
PGI 2020 Final Reporting Form

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Demandes de financement PGI 2020
Formulaire pour le rapport final 2020

The deadline for submission of the PGI Grant applications is Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 5:00 pm.

Note: If your organization received PGI funding last year, a report on the activities of the grant must be submitted to LCNB before a new application is considered.

Communications and Project Director (Summer Student Position)

We’re Hiring! The Literacy Coalition is seeking to hire a returning student as our Communications and Program Director.

Reporting to the Executive Director, the Communications and Program Director will be responsible for the communications activities of the Literacy Coalition including development of a monthly online newsletter, management of LCNB social media platforms, posting to the LCNB website, and assisting with coordination of some LCNB projects. Successful candidates must have a passion for advancing literacy, excellent writing skills, knowledge of social media platforms and WordPress.

This is 35 hours a week position, starting in May and ending at the end of August. There is a possibility of continuing in a part time (8 hours per week) position for the school semester.

Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Maintain the LCNB website using WordPress
  • Manage Facebook and Twitter sites
  • Produce the monthly online LCNB newsletter
  • Provide writing capacity and expertise to support priority communications
  • Scan media coverage on literacy and essential skills regularly
  • Manage and support the coordination of literacy and essential skills projects and initiatives
  • Other tasks as needed.

Salary

$12.50 per hour for 35 hours a week. 

Qualifications

  • Good oral and written communications skills
  • Strong writing abilities
  • Knowledgeable on social media platforms 
  • Experience with WordPress is an asset
  • Bilingual (French English capacity is desirable)
  • Must be a student returning to studies this fall

To Apply 

Please email your cover letter and resume to the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick at: Communications@nbliteracy.ca by April 1st, 2020 at 11:59pm.

Family Literacy Day Celebration and Video Launch

Our new online educational video for parents was launched in conjunction with Family Literacy Day celebrations on Monday, January 27th at the Fredericton Public Library at 2:00 pm. The event included book giveaways for families in attendance, a premiere viewing of the new video, snacks and a story time for children with books read by our New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor, Brenda Murphy.

The video demonstrates the joy and importance of sharing books with infants and toddlers and contains helpful information and tips for parents wishing to support their children’s early literacy development from birth. It was developed as a collaboration between Born to Read NB, the UNB Early Childhood Centre, the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick, and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, which funded the project.

Check out the video below!

Adult Learner’s Writing Contest

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick is holding their annual Learner’s Writing Contest!

This year’s theme is “Learning Changes Lives”. Adult learners are invited to share their stories about why they returned to learning, how learning has changed, or will change their life and what their future goals may be. The stories will be featured on our social media during Adult Learner’s week and in an ebook which will be available on our website. The winners will have the opportunity to read their submissions and receive a framed certificate as well as a $100 prize at the 2020 PGI Literacy Dinner and auction.

Your story should be a maximum of 500 words in length and include:

  • why you returned to learning
  • how learning is changing or has changed your life
  • your goals for the future
  • your name and contacts (phone number, email and mailing address)
  • name of your Learning Program
  • your teacher’s name and contacts: (email and phone)

The deadline for submissions is 5:00 pm, February 28th, 2020.  Essays should be submitted by email toadministration@nbliteracy.ca

To  view the essays from last year’s contest, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact Lynda Homer, Executive Director, LCNB at: 506-457-1227 or via email at: lcnb@nbliteracy.ca.


La Coalition pour l’alphabétisation du Nouveau-Brunswick organise son concours annuel d’écriture!

Le thème de cette année est « L’apprentissage change des vies ». Les apprenants adultes sont invités à partager leurs histoires sur la raison pour laquelle ils ont fait un retour aux études, comment l’apprentissage a changé ou est en train de changer leur vie et leurs objectifs futurs. Les soumissions seront présentées sur nos médias sociaux pendant la semaine des apprenants adultes et dans un ebook qui sera disponible sur notre site Web. Les gagnants auront l’occasion de présenter leurs soumissions et recevront un certificat ainsi qu’un prix de 100$ au dîner de l’alphabétisation PGI.

La soumission doit contenir jusqu’à 500 mots et inclure:

  • pourquoi vous êtes retourné aux études
  • comment l’apprentissage a changé ou est en train de changer votre vie
  • vos objectifs futurs
  • votre nom et vos coordonnées (numéro de téléphone, courriel et adresse postale)
  • le nom de votre programme d’apprentissage
  • le nom et les coordonnées de votre enseignant (courriel et téléphone)

La date limite pour les soumissions est le 28 février 2020 à 17 heures. S’il vous plaît envoyez votre soumission à administration@nbliteracy.ca .

Pour voir les soumissions gagnantes de l’année dernière, cliquez ici.

Si vous avez des questions, veuillez contacter Lynda Homer, Directrice générale, LCNB au 506-457-1227 ou par courrier électronique au lcnb@nbliteracy.ca

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