Community Literacy Partners & Initiatives in NB

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick works with community partners and initiatives across the province to promote literacy and essential skills to New Brunswickers of all ages. Scroll down for a list of our literacy partners and initiatives. Click on their logo or name to read more about them.

Formerly Laubach Literacy Fredericton, Adult Literacy Fredericton provides a free one-to-one tutoring service to adults 18 and older who want to improve their reading and writing skills. Anyone who is interested in upgrading their reading and writing skills, or in becoming a volunteer should contact the coordinator.

Born to Read NB is an early childhood initiative that promotes the joy of reading aloud to babies. Parents of newborns in New Brunswick are given a red bag containing information on early childhood development and library programs and books to read with their baby. If you are aware of a family with young children who was missed at birth or has moved to NB from elsewhere and would like to receive a Born to Read bag, please contact them.

Le mission de Conseil pour le développement de l’alphabétisme et des compétences des adultes du Nouveau-Brunswick (CODAC NB) est de mettre en place, par des partenariats stratégiques, les conditions qui permettent aux adultes acadiens et francophones faiblement alphabétisés d’acquérir les compétences pour atteindre leurs objectifs personnels, familiaux et professionnels.

Community Adult Learning Programs (CALP)

Community Adult Learning Programs can help you with things like GED preparation, digital literacy and getting better at math, reading or writing. You can join almost any time and work at your own skill level and pace.  If you have not finished high school, this program can help you get ready to write the GED test. The digital literacy program can be offered in an academic centre, a workplace or a community centre.

Find more information about the programs in your area here.

Elementary Literacy Inc.’s mission is to offer and champion the development of high-quality, evidence-based early literacy programs and policies across New Brunswick to ensure more children learn to read and write well. They are a collaborative non-profit that uses proven programming and cutting-edge approaches to close the literacy gap, and work to empower kids and advocate for progressive policy.

Frontier College is a national non-profit literacy organization that was founded in 1899. They work with children, teens, adults and families who need help to improve their literacy skills. They work with a variety of partner organizations to deliver volunteer-run, community-based programs across Canada.

Laubach Literacy New Brunswick (LLNB) is a non-profit, charitable organization whose trained volunteers help New Brunswick adults improve their basic reading, writing and math skills through a free, confidential program. LLNB volunteers work one-to-one with learners, using materials relevant to learners’ literacy levels and daily lives.

LDANB is proud to be offering the Barton Reading and Spelling System in the greater Fredericton area. This literacy program aims to improve the reading, spelling and writing skills of those who have a reading disability (Dyslexia) or reading difficulties. Barton is a specialized one-on-one tutoring system based on the Orton-Gillingham method that teaches the phonemic structure of our written language using a multi-sensory approach. LCNB is proud to support LDANB by providing funding for financial subsidies for low-income families to be able to participate in this program.

Family Resource Centres offer a variety of free programs and activities for  parents and their children ages 0 – 6, including drop-ins, parent education and support groups, collective kitchens, prenatal & postnatal nutrition programs, toy and resource-lending libraries and programs to promote parent-child communication and bonding, family literacy and child development and safety.

The New Brunswick Public Library Service (NBPLS) is the network of public libraries in New Brunswick. The provincial library system is designed to maximize resource sharing and allows public libraries to share a single library card as well as collections, programs, statistics, online services, administration, and an automated library system.

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The Learning Exchange is Saint John’s leader in adult education, training, and career development. They are a non-profit that has become an authority on innovative programming that meets the unique needs of everyone who walks through their doors. If you or someone you know is looking for support to meet academic or employment goals, they have the programming and resources you need.

The Talk With Me Program provides free early language services including parent-child programs, training and information to parents and early childhood community partners. These services are designed to give strategies to parents and early childhood community partners to help develop children’s language.

Le programme Parle-moi offre des services gratuits de développement du langage comprenant des programmes, de la formation et de l’information pour les parents et les partenaires communautaires de la petite enfance. Ces services visent à renforcer les habiletés des parents et des partenaires communautaires en matière de stimulation du langage