Foundational Training in Family LiteracyThe Centre for Family Literacy in Alberta, in collaboration with a pan-Canadian advisory group, developed national Foundational Training in Family Literacy. The goals of this training are to provide a common base of knowledge to family literacy practitioners across Canada and to give professional credibility to the field. This nationally recognized training is now being offered all across this country by various organizations.
In 2002/2003, Community Literacy of Ontario received funding from the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and the National Literacy Secretariat to offer national Foundational Training in Family Literacy to 21 community-based literacy practitioners across Ontario. Evaluations and feedback from those course participants were extremely positive. A detailed evaluation summary report is available on CLO’s website.
Based on this feedback and the number of ongoing inquiries that CLO received about the course, CLO received funding from the National Literacy Secretariat to re-deliver the training in 2003/2004. From January to June 2004, the Foundational Training in Family Literacy was delivered online to 23 participants working in literacy agencies and Early Years Centres across Ontario.
CLO is pleased to announce that it has received funding from the National Literacy Secretariat to deliver Foundational Training in Family Literacy from January – June 2005.
Community Literacy of Ontario has written four reports on the Foundational Training: