Adult Learner

Family literacy


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
Phone: 902-893-7200

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