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.
We’re extremely proud and excited to announce that the Literacy Coalition has received a Canada Life Literacy Honourable Mention Innovation Award for our Essential Skills for our Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) program, funded by the Government of Canada’s National Essential Skills Initiative!
The virtual Award ceremony was held on Thursday, October 15th. You can watch it below or click here. Tune to 51:03 in the video to watch our Executive Director Lynda Homer and Project Manager Dianne Leger accept LCNB’s Honourable Mention Canada Life Literacy Innovation Award!
How wonderful to have our ESAF program recognized as a “rare and shining example of an innovative solution to a wide-spread issue”. We appreciate this recognition as we continue our work with adult learners, helping them to acquire the essential skills they need to succeed!
The Literacy Coalition held their Annual Adult Learners’ Writing Contest in conjunction with Adult Learners’ in April.We had over 40 amazing submissions which were compiled into an e-book that can be found on our website. The winners for the 2020 Adult Learner Writing Contest were announced in our August newsletter, where their photos and an excerpt of their stories were featured (you can find it here). The 2020 winners are:
Samantha Paul – St Mary’s First Nation Adult Learning Centre, Central Vally Adult Learning Association
Dallen Vail – Saint John Learning Exchange Community Adult Learning Program
Teisha Perley – Tobique First Nation Adult Learning Centre, Western Valley Adult Learning Association
Adult Literacy Week is an occasion to acknowledge the triumphs that many New Brunswickers have and celebrate the importance of life-long learning in our lives.
We received submissions from over 40 contestants whose inspiring stories are featured here on our website.
The Literacy Coalition was pleased to distribute PGI grants to 28 worthy literacy programs across New Brunswick. The funds raised through our PGI Literacy Dinner and Auction make a positive and lasting impact on the lives of children, families and adults in New Brunswick. In advancing literacies in every aspect of their lives, whether at home, in the community, in school or in the workplace. A heartfelt thanks to our dedicated Committee and all who our supported our PGI for making these grants possible.
Here are the programs LCNB has supported through funds raised from our 2019 PGI Literacy Dinner:
Quality Learning NB, Laubach Learning NB, Miramichi Literacy Council: Mommy Reads to Me, Miramichi Literacy Council: Women’s Correctional Centre Book Club, Greater Moncton Literacy Advisory Board: Adult New Writers Contest and Celebration, Science East Centre, Carleton North Imagination Library, Western Valley Adult Learning Association, Care ‘n’ Share Family Resource Center, Frye Festival, Adult Literacy Fredericton, Kings County Family Resource Centre Inc., Frontier College, The Fredericton Regional Family Resource Centre, Central Valley Adult Learning Association, Moncton Headstart Inc.: Children’s High School Program, Moncton Headstart Inc.: Parents’ Program, Family Resource Centre of Charlotte County: Cooking Kids, Family Resource Centre of Charlotte County: Literacy Initiative Programs, Famille et petite enfance fracophone sud inc., Tracadie A & B, and Centre de Ressource Familiales a la Petite Enfance de Westmorland Albert/Early Childhood FRC.
The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) is calling for nominations for the 2020 Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievements of individuals or groups in the field of literacy, essential skills and lifelong learning. Awards will be presented to worthy recipients in the following categories: Early Childhood Literacy, Community Literacy Programs, Individual Outstanding Contributions to Literacy, Business/Corporate Literacy Initiatives, Workplace Essential Skills, and Outstanding Effort in Indigenous Literacy.
“The 2020 Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards recognize those who work tirelessly to help ensure a better quality of life for all New Brunswickers, through the advancement of literacy, essential skills and lifelong learning.”
The English nomination form can be downloaded here.
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.
Applications are no longer being accepted.
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. Click here for the final report form.