Provincial Programs

Born to Read/Le goût de lire

Various Locations, NB

Born to Read provides a bag of children’s books to every new mother who has given birth in a
New Brunswick hospital. The books are accompanied with a letter for parents, outlining the
importance of reading to their child. Information is also included on early childhood

PO Box 1534, Station A
Fredericton, NB, E3B 5G2

Community Adult Learning Program

Various Locations, NB

CALP Academic Program: Provides free literacy and GED preparation classes for adults (18+) on
a continuous entry basis. CALP is accessible in over 100 communities throughout NB and in both
official languages.

Digital Literacy Program: Provides introduction of basic digital skills to enable adult learners to
participate fully in an increasingly digital society. The Digital Literacy Program is available in both
official languages to existing adult learning groups.

Click here to find the information for your county.

GED (General Educational Development) Online

Province of New Brunswick, online

Available to adults over the age of 19 years old on a continuous entry process. Learners are matched with an online mentor to monitor progress and provide assistance. The online GED requires a commitment of 10- 15 hours each week. Applicants must have successfully completed a minimum of grade nine in the province of New Brunswick (other applicants may be assessed to determine suitability of the online program to meet their needs). There is no charge for first-time GED online participants; a reactivation fee is necessary for those who have previously participated in the program. To register learners are to call the contact number below.

Tel: 1-877-444-0510

Family Resource Centres

Various Locations, NB

The 13 CAPC Family Resource Centres, funded through the Community Action Program for Children (CAPC), and Education & Early Childhood  Development (EECD), provide programs and resources for families with children
0-6 years of age. All programs are parent/caregiver and child based. Centres offer core programs
which may include Parent and Tot Time, School Readiness and Parenting programs. All
programming has a family literacy component and stress the importance of early learning.
Centres may differ in the services and programs they offer, depending on the needs of their
communities. The centres serve over 80 communities throughout the Province. The Centres are
a program of the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as a partner of the Department of
Social Development N.B.


First Nations Education Initiative Inc.

Various Locations, NB

The First Nations Education Initiative works to improve achievement levels in literacy, numeracy
and student retention of First Nation Students which meet or exceed their non First Nation
peers through the commitment and collaborative effort of school administrators, teachers,
support personnel, parents, the community and stakeholders.

Head Office:

503 Chapel Road
Kingsclear First Nation, NB, E3E 1L6

Sub Office (Mailing):

150 Greenview Drive
Hanwell, NB, E3C 0M7

Tel: 506-455-7230
Fax: 506-458-1163

Indigenous Skills and Employment Training Program (ISET)

Various Locations, NB

The ISET Program provides funding to Indigenous service delivery organizations that design and deliver job training services to First Nations, Inuit, Métis and urban/non affiliated Indigenous people in their communities.

Indigenous service delivery organizations can be found across Canada.


Laubach Literacy New Brunswick

Various Locations, NB

Laubach Literacy New Brunswick (LLNB) was founded in 1975 and offers free tutoring in basic
literacy and numeracy skills to adult learners by trained and certified volunteers. A registered,
non-profit charitable organization, LLNB has Councils and points of contact in various rural and
urban regions of New Brunswick.

Tel: 506-384-6371
Toll-free: 1-877-633-8899

Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick

Various Locations, NB

The Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick promotes the understanding and
acceptance of the ability of persons with learning disabilities to lead meaningful and successful
lives through programs and workshops offered on a needs basis. Membership is open to all who
are interested in the well-being of those with learning disabilities. LDANB is affiliated with the
Learning Disabilities Association of Canada.

Tel: 506-459-7852
403 Regent Street, Suite 203
Fredericton, NB, E3B 3X6

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick

Various Locations, NB

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB) is a registered non-profit charitable
organization. It is an umbrella organization which acts as the voice for community Anglophone
literacy in New Brunswick. Their aim is to increase the literacy rate in New Brunswick in
partnership with others. LCNB offers a toll-free referral service for learners.

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick
Tel: 1-800-563-2211
212 Queen Street, Suite 303
Fredericton, NB, E3B 1A8
Tel: 506-457-1227


New Brunswick Public Library Service

Various Locations, NB

The New Brunswick Public Library Service provides access to books, CDs, DVDs, and online
resources including downloadable eBooks and audiobooks. Programs and services include story
hour, public lectures, reference services, interlibrary loan and public access workstations. Visit
one of the sixty-three libraries or three bookmobiles to learn more. To find a local library, call
the number below, or view the “Map of Libraries” available on the website.

570 Two Nations Crossing, Suite 2
Fredericton, NB, E3A 0X9
Tel: 506-453-2354

Talk With Me Program/Programme Parle-moi

Various Locations, NB

Offers free information and training to parents, community partners and the general public.  It helps prevent communication and learning difficulties for all children from birth to 5 years of age.

To find out more on the programs and services in your area, click on one of the options below, or contact your local school district directly:

Anglophone North School District: 1-888-623-6363
Anglophone East School District: 506-856-3617
Anglophone South School District: 1-877-492-8255
Anglophone West School District: 506-453-3316

Il offre gratuitement de l’information et formation aux parents, aux partenaires communautaires et au public. Il permet de prévenir les troubles de communication et d’apprentissage chez les enfants de la naissance à l’âge de cinq ans.

Pour en connaitre davantage sur les programmes et activités qui ont lieu dans votre région, communiquer avec votre district scolaire.

District scolaire francophone nord-ouest : 506-475-2863
District scolaire francophone nord-est : 506-544-2492
District scolaire francophone sud : 1-877-869-2040

Workplace Essential Skills

Various Locations, NB

Workplace Essential Skills (WES) training is based on the nine essential skills: Reading, Writing,
Numeracy, Oral Communication, Document Use, Computer Use, Thinking Skills, Continuous
Learning, Working with Others. The WES team is able to assess workplace needs, develop
customized training specific to the needs of the workplace and employees, provide training
resources, and measure the achievement of training objectives.

Tel: 1-877-444-0510
Fax: 506-453-3300
Website: click here