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 are proud to honour our Gold level sponsors for our NBPGI 2021 Virtual Literacy Celebration! They are:

Bringloe Feeney LLP

Chuck Cartmill, CEO & Founder of LED Roadway Lighting

Plugged-IN CPA

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NB PGI Literacy Celebration – Nov 30th

To show our appreciation for your support over the years, we are excited to invite you to our complimentary NBPGI 2021 Virtual Literacy Celebration! Join us on November 30th at 7pm via Zoom!

This year’s PGI event is an exciting one, filled with entertainment from well known guests and powerful stories from our local adult learners. We are excited to have Rick Mercer as our national host and Jordan Tretheway as our esteemed Poet Laureate. There will be special appearances by renowned author Louise Penny, as well as musical guests Twin Flames, Stephen Fearing, and Ashley MacIsaac. Finally, we will be presenting PGI awards to an outstanding volunteer and our amazing adult learners.

Although this year’s event will be free of charge, donations or sponsorships would be greatly appreciated. Our annual PGI event is our main and most important fundraiser, which we were unable to hold last year due to Covid. Your support will make a huge difference for adult learners and families by ensuring they have access to the resources they need for their continuing learning journeys. We greatly appreciate your help to improve literacy in our province!

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ESAF Final Report and Evaluation Released

With the conclusion of the ESAF project, we are pleased to release the final report and evaluation.

The final report, available in both French and English, details the project’s methodology and training model. It then goes on to document the results of both mentors and participants across both cohorts, as well as lessons learned, takeaways, and success stories.

Click on the links below to read the reports:

Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) – Final Report

Compétences essentielles pour les pêches de l’Atlantique (CEPA) – Rapport final

The final evaluation report, available in both French and English, summarizes the key evaluation process and outcome findings. Read it by clicking the link below:

Essential Skills for Atlantic Fisheries (ESAF) Project – Final Evalution Report

Compétences essentielles pour les pêches de l’Atlantique (CEPA) – Rapport d’évaluation définitif

Literacy Coalition Distributes $11,000 in Grants to Struggling Literacy Programs

August 4, 2021 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With no funds from the annual Peter Gzowski Invitational (PGI) available this summer, the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick instead used funds from the Marian Zaichkowski Endowment Fund to provide grants to nine literacy programs which struggled due to the pandemic.

LCNB was unable to host its annual PGI event this year due to COVID-19. This meant that many programs across New Brunswick missed out on PGI funding.

11 applications for grants were received and a total of $11,000 was distributed to the following programs: Friends of the Fredericton Public Library, Carleton North Imagination Library Inc., Upper Miramichi Community School Library Summer Tutoring Program, Sussex Regional Library Summer Program, Adult Literacy Fredericton, MGR Robichaud Public Library, Hampton Alliance for Lifelong Learning Summer Family Literacy Program, Commission de la Bibliothèque Carrefour Beausoleil, and Bibliothèque publique de Grand-Sault.

“Despite not being able to host our annual PGI this year, we were glad to be able to support these very worthy literacy programs that have struggled financially due to COVID,” said Executive Director, Lynda Homer. “The work they do is extremely important.”

The distributed funds are being used for everything from community story walks to one-on-one tutoring programs.

“We are very appreciative of the literacy grant and are doing really great things with the grant,” said Krista Higgins, Library Assistant at the Upper Miramichi Community Library. “We have great students enrolled and are seeing really positive results–and very thankful parents, guardians, and students.”

The LCNB Endowment Fund was established in 2004 and renamed the Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Marian Zaichkowski Endowment Fund in 2008 to honour the founding chair.

“We look forward to when we can host the PGI again, but for now we are proud to be able to distribute nine grants,” Homer said.

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

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For more information contact Lynda Homer, LCNB Executive Director

(506) 457-1227 or toll-free: 1 (800) 563-2211 or email: lcnb@nbliteracy.ca

Additional links:

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick: https://nbliteracy.ca/

Dr. Marilyn Trenholme Counsell Literacy Awards 2021: Call for Nominations

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick is calling for nominations for the 2021 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 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.

Version française ici.

Or you can find a downloadable version of both forms here.

Click here to see last year’s award winners and watch the Zoom ceremony.

Click here to see a list of past winners.

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