Elk Valley Community Literacy Coordinator
521 - 4th Avenue, Fernie
Mondays 9 am - 12 noon & 3 - 5 pm
Tuesdays 1 - 3 pm
Wednesdays 9 am - 12 noon & 1 - 3 pm
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Contact Ashley Retford at 250-946-6474 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to learn more about our FREE programs? See the program descriptions below.
Children and Family Literacy Programs
Books for Babies provides new parents with books for their babies, as well as tips for starting the learning process early.
Lego Lovers is a hands-on after-school program for five and six year olds and a parent or caregiver. Children will explore various topics using Lego. They will be given the chance to follow visual and oral instructions, as well as plenty of time to use their imagination.
Love 2 Learn is an early learning program for children three to five years old and their parents or caregivers. A facilitator leads a circle time with songs, stories and rhymes. The facilitator models ways in which the parent can engage the child in conversations and activities around literacy. Materials are available for learning through play experiences.
One to One Children’s Reading Program pairs trained volunteers with children who need more practice with their reading. The focus of this program is to increase the children’s reading skills and confidence.
The Parent Network is a program for parents to support their children’s learning and/or school career. There is a program for parents with preschool aged children and another program for parents of school-aged children. Parents participate in facilitated discussion and learn new skills. Any accompanying children are invited to participate in on-site activities.
Adult Literacy Programs
Adult Computer Classes teach adults the basic skills for using computers. Participants will gain confidence making and saving documents, navigating the internet and email, loading and saving photos and more.
Audio Book Club is a relaxed program to listen to and discuss books together. Participants can listen and follow along in the printed book or relax and colour while they listen.
English Language Classes (ESL) offer small group sessions for individuals seeking to improve their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Healthy Cooking on a Budget brings people together to plan, prepare and enjoy a healthy meal. Participants use a limited budget to plan each week's meal. The program includes reading labels and recipes, meal planning, time management, budgeting and discount shopping.
One to One Adult Literacy Tutoring matches tutors with adult learners who would like support with basic reading, writing, math, computers or job skills.
Telling Our Life Stories teaches fun and interesting techniques for organizing your memoirs and composing an autobiography. No writing experience is necessary.
WorkBC Workshops offer group workshops on interview skills, internet and email, networking and job searching.
Thank-you to the following for supporting literacy in the Elk Valley!