Welcome to the team Cassandra!

We are also very excited to welcome Cassandra Baker-Watson as our Settlement Language Support Worker
Cassandra will be facilitating our weekly Newcomer Women’s Conversation Circle, doing all LINC client enrollments, and providing some extra support for our English language learners.
Cassandra is excited to be joining the Fort St. John Literacy Society, and we are just as excited to be working together!
To contact Cassandra please call 250-785-2110 or email slsw@fsjliteracy.ca

Welcome to the Team Andrea!

We are super excited to officially welcome Andrea as our ESL/LINC Instructor, and look forward to working together to enhance literacy in our community
A little message from Andrea:
Greetings students and members of the Literacy Society! I am thrilled to introduce myself as your new ESL teacher, Andrea Basisky. With a background in language instruction and many years of experience working with newcomers to Canada, I am eager to embark on this journey with each of you. I look forward to getting to know you and working to achieve your language learning goals. Come by the classroom and say hello!
To contact Andrea call 250-785-2110 or email eslteacher@fsjliteracy.ca

Nature to Nurture is Back!!

We are once again super excited to be partnering with Laurie Cardinal and Brittany Mycock to bring the Nature to Nurture workshops back!  This spring we will be taking the session to various hiking locations around Fort St. John to introduce you to the various trail systems we have available.

TO REGISTER: please follow the link for the specific workshop(s) you would like to participate in

March 14 @ Fish Creek – Family Friendly – Register here

March 28 @ Whisky Jack Nordic Ski Club – Register here

April 11 @ Charlie Lake Park (54) – Family Friendly – Register here

April 25 @ Tower Hike – Advanced – Register here

May 9 @ Cactus Trails – Register here

May 30 @ Slam Trail – Advanced – Register here

June 6 @ Fish Creek – Family Friendly – Register here

June 13 @ Whisky Jack Nordic Sky Club – Register here


These workshops are designed for adults to slow down, refocus and recover. The workshops range from Beginner/Family Friendly to Advanced, so please register accordingly.

The session will include:

  • A forest hike/run/walk depending on the group energy
  • Bodyweight strength, mobility, yoga in a calm outdoor setting, and
  • Meditation and focus time to reconnect within themselves

This workshop will also include Indigenous focus on traditional plants, animals and medicines

To Bring:

Small backpack


Small Snack

Proper Footwear

Dress for the weather

Leaders Laurie Cardinal and Brittany Mycock will be leading your hike, followed by a yoga session and meditation.

Please expect the hike to take up anywhere from an hour to an hour and a half. The yoga and meditation portion will take up around 30 mins.

You will recieve a follow up email with the expected weather conditions and gear needed for the particular hike.

Departure times are on the time stated. We will not be waiting for people to arrive. We need to safely move as a group. Please be on time 🙂

NO PETS PLEASE. We understand you have an amazing pet…just sometimes pets don’t like each other. We will also be headed into some areas with deer, rabbits, and other wildlife. Although the leaders will make sure you are safe…a pet running after a deer for 2 hrs is fun for no one.

Both leaders will have bear spray and emergency locators. Both leaders are also certified in first aid.

Settlement Language Support Worker Position

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is seeking a dynamic and energetic individual to provide settlement language support to our learners and classes in Fort St. John.
To learn more about the position and how to apply, please see the attached posting here
This is not a remote or hybrid opportunity, relocation to Fort St. John is required.

ESL/LINC Instructor Position

ESL/LINC Teacher
The Fort St. John Literacy Society is seeking a dynamic and energetic instructor to teach Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes and provide settlement language support in Fort St John.
To learn more about the position and how to apply, please visit:
or see the attached posting here
This is not a remote or hybrid opportunity, relocation to Fort St. John is required.

North Peace Savings Unplug & Play Family Literacy Week

January 21-28th has been proclaimed as Family Literacy Week here in Fort St. John and the Fort St. John Literacy Society is thrilled to announce the upcoming North Peace Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week!

This year’s theme is “Let’s have a family party!” Setting aside our electronic devices and getting together for a family party can be so special. What can be more fun than planning, creating and getting ready for a party? Literacy activities are part of a party. Children can have fun and learn at the same time.

The Fort St. John Literacy Society plans to host and collaborate with other local service providers on several activities throughout the week, and encourages all community members to access some of the online resources from their website or social media platform to unplug and play, and maybe even plan their own family party.

“We are extremely thankful to North Peace Savings for their title sponsorship this year, as it has allowed us to expand the event and offer additional free activities to the community throughout the week” said Jessica Kalman, Executive Director, Fort St. John Literacy Society.

“North Peace Savings Unplug and Play Family Literacy Week was designed to encourage us all to take a break from our devices and rediscover the simple joys of reading and playing games together as a family,” says Brian Harris, CEO at North Peace Savings. “The week-long event here in Fort St. John is especially important for us, as it also demonstrates how we can come together as one to strengthen the social fabric of our communities. Together, we seek to support several key areas of impact – empowering parents with young children and maintaining mental wellness – with this event focused on community activities that help families reconnect in healthier ways.”

For more details on the activities happening throughout the week, please visit the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s Facebook page, or see the below calendar and posters.

Happy Family Literacy Week!


2024 Family Literacy Week Calendar

FLW 2024 Story Time Poster

FLW 2024 Building with Bricks

FLW 2024 Cave Tours

FLW 2024 Family Swim


Thank you to all of our community partners that made this event possible!

North Peace Savings

City of Fort St. John

North Peace Leisure Pool

Blue Moon Yoga & Wellness

Fort St. John Public Library

Tse’k’wa Heritage Society


Thank YOU Baking Me Crazy!

Big Thank YOU to Baking Me Crazy for the #LiteracyMonth sugar cookie 🍪 fundraiser!!
Thank you to everyone who purchased and enjoyed these delicious cookies – you helped raise $1,050 which will go towards literacy programming right here in our community 🎉🎉

Media Literacy – Real vs. Fake News

In Recognition of Media Literacy Week…

Thank you once again to Energeticcity.ca for helping us with some #MediaLiteracy but this time with a focus on what media literacy is, and how you can determine if news is real or fake.


2023 Spelling Bee – Cancelled


The Fort St John Literacy Society is once again busy planning the 4th annual Spelling Bee. Due to low enrollment in May this event was cancelled – so we are going to try again! We will require a minimum of 6 kids per category to move ahead with this event.

This year we are going to continue with the fundraising component, by encouraging each participant raise a minimum of $50 to participate. All of the proceeds will be directed towards enhancing and expanding our After School Homework Help Program.

The Spelling Bee will be held on Saturday October 21, 2023 at Margaret “Ma” Murray Community School, with a light lunch at 12:00.

Registration opens October 5th

For more information or to register, please email tmills@fsjliteracy.ca or call 250-785-2110

We are also still looking for a couple more sponsors for this event, if this is something you are interested in, please see the Sponsorship Request Letter
The Fort St John Literacy Society is dedicated to delivering diverse community programming that promotes literacy and provides learning opportunities in a supportive setting.

We accomplish this by: promoting access to literacy programs, assisting in the development of community literacy activities, promoting public awareness of literacy issues and developing partnerships with local regional and governmental organizations. Literacy programs have a significant impact, bettering the economic, social and civic life of our community

Media Literacy – Access to News

Thank you to Energeticcity.ca for helping us with some #MediaLiteracy to help keep you up to date on why you can no longer access news on Facebook and Instagram, and some suggestions on where you can get access moving forward.

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