Retro Run Registration NOW OPEN

We are excited to announce the establishment of the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s 1st Annual 5km Retro Run!!
Run, walk, jive or do the hustle dressed in attire from your favourite decade.
Proceeds from this event will go towards our fundraising goal of $8,000 to expand our FREE programs offered to the community.

Only 400 spots available. Registration will open March 21st.

To register please visit:  http://energetictickets.ca/event/fort-st-john-literacy-society-5k-retro-run


The Fort St. John Literacy Society was founded in 1990 and has since been dedicated to promoting a client centered vision of literacy to our community through the delivery of programs and lifelong learning opportunities. Literacy programs have a significant impact bettering the economic, social and civil life of our community.

ESL Teacher Position Available

The Fort St. John Literacy Society currently has the ESL Teacher position available. Please see below for job description and responsibilities.  To apply for this position, please submit resume and cover letter to executivedirector@fsjliteracy.ca with wage expectations ad date available to begin work.

 

ESL Teacher

The Fort St. John Literacy is seeking dynamic and energetic instructor to teach English as a Second Language Classes in Fort St John.  The successful candidate will be assessing the needs of immigrants who are studying English as a second language, responsible for lesson plan creation and development of learner-based curriculum, and program output reporting.

Position requirements:

  • TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate preferred or experience in teaching English as a Second Language
  • Two years teaching experience, preferably with adults
  • Certificate in Canadian Language Benchmark levels literacy would be an asset
  • PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) experience would be an asset
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Great oral and written communication
  • Self motivation and excellent team work skills
  • Ability to work independently and be flexible

Terms of employment:

  • 35 hours a week
  • Wage dependant on experience and qualification

How to apply:

 

Financial Literacy Workshop: Saving Strategies- Easy Concept, Difficult Reality

Financial Literacy Workshop
Saving Strategies: Easy Concept, Difficult Reality

Learn how to save more, pay down debt, spend less and invest in the future

FREE to attend, however space is very limited to only 12 seats

To register:
Email: info@fsjliteracy.ca
Phone: 250-785-2110

Spelling Bee – Registration Open

We are very excited that registration for this event has been very well received!  There is still time to register.

Spelling Bee categories will be:

Grade 1

Grade 2 & 3

Grade 4 & 5

Grade 6 & 7

Winners of each category will receive $100 in prize money, a medal AND a trophy to display at their school for the year!

To register please call 250-785-2110 or email tmills@fsjliteracy.ca

Community Settlement Fair – Thank You

Thank you to everyone who attended the Community Settlement Fair today, we hope you all learned some new information.

We would also like to extend a big Thank You to all the speakers who volunteered their time to speak!

Lisa @ The City of Fort St. John –  Community Connections

Irina & Sydney @ MNP – The Canadian Tax System

Morgan @ FSJ Public Library – Community Connections

Annette @ Employment Connections Work BC – Labour Market Demands in Northeast BC

Cpl. Steven Francoeur @ RCMP – An introduction to RCMP in FSJ

Susie @ T.R.U.E. North Immigration Consulting – Family Sponsorship

Jeff @ MacLean Law – Family Law in Canada

 

Thank you again to the sponsors who helped make this event possible:

Employment Connections WorkBC

School Dist # 60 – SWIS (Settlement Workers in Schools)

Community Settlement Fair this Saturday

Learn about some of the resources Fort St. John has to offer in a mini trade fair set up, as well as more in depth presentations on the following topics:

The Canadian Tax System
Community Connections
Labour Market Demands in Northeast BC
Introduction to RCMP in FSJ
Community Literacy Programs
Family Sponsorship
Family Law in Canada

Registration is REQUIRED (FREE to attend, lunch will be provided)

Please call 250-785-2110 to register

2018 Spelling Bee – Registration Now Open

Enjoy a FREE afternoon of entertainment, education and prizes!

The Fort St John Literacy Society is busy planning the 2nd annual Spelling Bee, with the proceeds going towards fulfilling the mission of the Literacy Society and expanding the FREE programs offered to the community.

This year’s event will be held on Saturday April 21, 2018 at the Lido Theater in Fort St John.

For more information and registration email tmills@fsjliteracy.ca

Literacy Society Looking for Volunteer Tutors

  • Do you have spare time in your life?
  • Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time?
  • Do you enjoy helping others and supporting your community?
  • If you said YES to any of these questions, then this opportunity is for you!
  • For more information:
  • Call 250-785-2110 Or email tmills@fsjliteracy.ca 

Fort St. John Literacy Society AGM

The Fort St. John Literacy Society will host their

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday December 5th @ 6:00 pm at

Northern Lights College in room 100.

9820 120 Avenue, Fort St. John, V1J 6KI

 

Please R.S.V.P. to Jessica by November 29 on 250-785-2110 or email executivedirector@fsjliteracy.ca

Literacy Society is Hiring a Literacy Program Coordinator

The Fort St. John Literacy is seeking an energetic and creative part time Literacy Program Coordinator to facilitate and expand literacy programs, workshops, and events.  The successful candidate will recruit, train, and support volunteer tutors as well as assess the needs of both immigrant learners and Canadian born learners who are seeking to upgrade their basic literacy skills. They will be responsible for coordinating and implementing various literacy programs with a focus on our Community Adult Learning Program and Computer Skills Class. In addition, they will provide on-going support; assist with written reports, and literacy promotion through building positive relations in the community.

Position requirements:

  • Diploma or degree in teaching or social work related field preferred
  • Teaching and/or program coordination experience would be an asset
  • Experience working with volunteers considered an asset
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication skills- both oral and written
  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimum supervision
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Team player
  • Ethical and honest

Terms of employment:

  • 20h/week, flexible schedule, some evenings may be required
  • wage $24- $27/hour depending on qualification and experience
  • criminal record check required

How to apply:

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