On January 27, literacy organizations, libraries, schools and other organizations in the family literacy field are invited to celebrate Family Literacy Day across Canada.
Once again this year, the Foundation is collaborating in the Day by distributing the promotional materials developed by ABC Life Literacy Canada to literacy training organizations and Famille grassroots organizations in January.
January 23, 2013
9 am to 1 pm
Family Literacy Day at the Montreal Children’s Hospital
The Centre for Literacy of Québec- the Centre will collaborate with the Lire/Imagine/Read program.
The day will begin with a Grand Rounds lecture by Dr.Robert Needleman, a pediatrician and associate professor of Pediatrics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medecine. Volunteers will hand out free books to families of patients and provide information on literacy and chills development to staff.
2100 Marlowe Avenue, suite 236
514.798-5601 ext. 21
NOTE: this event is not open to the general public, only to patients, their families and staff of the hospital.
January 21-28, 2013
Name of organization: Éditions Scholastic
Title of activity: 15 minutes autour de la lecture (15 minutes around reading)
Description: Publishers Les Éditions Scholastic invite their Facebook fans to take action in aid of the literacy cause. People are encouraged to organize a 15 minute activity around reading (read as a family/read to your child!) and send in a photo of the activity for posting on the publisher’s Facebook page.
Les Éditions Scholastic undertake to give five books to The Gift of Reading for each photo received.
January 25, 2013
Name of organization Gaspesie Literacy council
Address : 28 St. Patrick
City : Douglastown, Gaspé
Telephone : (418) 368-4184
Title of activity: Making new words
Time : 9am-3 pm
Description : Visits in three schools of elementary grade 6 have been planned. An interesting educational crossword that incorporates suffixes and prefixes to make new words from root words has been created for that occasion. Visits will be animated by a character from Starwars and prizes will be awarded by way of books.