Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day

Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in otheFamily Literacy Dayr literacy-related activities as a family. Since 1999, thousands of schools, libraries, literacy organizations and other community groups have taken part in the initiative. ABC creates free learning and promotional resources for anyone that wants to get involved. Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well. - ABC Life Literacy Canada

This year's theme is Celebrate your Heritage!

Canada country full of diverse and different cultures. There’s no better way to learn about your family, than together as a family. Take time this January to explore and learn more about your heritage, celebrate what you've discovered and share your culture with others! 

Visit with S.P Joesph Lyons author of Little Bear in Foster Care

Thursday, January 26th, 7 PM - book reading and Q&A on Zoom 

  • Through his award-winning book Little Bear in Foster Care, S.P. Joseph Lyons connects children to a rangeLittle Bear in Foster Care of emotions, encourages them to find their voice, and lets them know they are not alone or to blame. The richness of Indigenous cultures and emotions come alive in this story of healing and resistance.

  • As part of our Family Literacy Week celebrations, the Perth County Information Network (PCIN) is hosting a special author reading and a chance to meet Anishinaabe Algonquin author S.P. Joseph Lyons, author of Little Bear in Foster Care. Joseph Lyons writes from his own experiences as an Indigenous child living in foster care and a survivor of the Sixties Scoop. Foster care can be scary and lonely, but the Little Bear in Foster Care book makes it a little less frightening. This book recently won the First Nation Communities READ's 2022-2023 PMC Indigenous Literature Award.

  • Contact to register. 

Family Literacy Day Resources

Check out the ABC Life Literacy Canada website for more information.