Family literacy programs support parents and their children by raising awareness of the
importance of literacy and encouraging a love of reading. Programs address adult literacy in a
family learning environment.
A useful document for reference is the,
Family Literacy Best Practices Guide for Programs in Nova Scotia
These guidelines have been developed as a foundation on which to build Family Literacy programs
in Nova Scotia. Family Literacy practitioners can use this guide as a reference point for the
development of their respective programs.
The guidelines have been developed:
- To be used in the development and enhancement of Family Literacy programs
- To create an understanding of “best practices” in the field of Family Literacy
- To assist practitioners in evaluating and targeting areas for further development
- To be used as a tool to assist organizations and partners in acquiring and allocating appropriate resources
The Family Literacy Best Practices Guide is available online in both English and French:
The 2013-2014 Family Learning Initiative Endowment Fund Information/Application is available online in both English and French:
Further information on available grants and the annual projects currently running is
available by calling the call the toll-free line at 1-877-go-NSSAL (1-877-466-7725) or contacting
the coordinator directly responsible for the program.
Donna MacGillivray, Adult Education Coordinator