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Fort St. John Literacy Society Launches After School Homework Help Program

The Fort St. John Literacy Society in partnership with the North Peace Cultural Society; is thrilled to announce the launch of a peer to peer after school homework help program.

This program aims to provide homework tutoring to students needing a little extra help outside of school hours. We also recognize that many learning processes have changed over the years, and welcome parents to participate as well, so they may continue to be a resource to their children at home.

Peer to peer tutoring will be taking place at the North Peace Cultural Centre on Monday and Wednesdays from 4-5:30 pm starting Monday November 26th.  To register as a learner, please call 250-785-2110 or email tmills@fsjliteracy.ca to ensure a tutor in the subject needed is available.

“We are so excited to be able to offer this service, and thankful to all of the volunteer tutors that have already signed up to help out!” said Jessica Kalman, Executive Director. Based on the current tutors available, this program will be providing homework help for students in grades 3-9; with a plan of expanding up to grade 12 over the coming months. “We are always actively seeking tutors for our various programs and encourage anyone who is interested in helping out to contact us as well” added Kalman.

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990.

Financial Literacy Workshop – Why Filing Taxes in Canada is a Good Idea

Join us for a FREE workshop where you’ll learn:
– How income taxes are used
– Why it makes sense to file your tax return, even if you don’t owe money
-Benefits available to to lower-income tax-payers in Canada
-And much more!

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

North Peace Savings & Credit Union Funds Financial Literacy Program

With November being Financial Literacy month; the Fort St. John Literacy Society is thrilled to re-launch their financial literacy program thanks to a recent donation of $3,100 from North Peace Savings & Credit Union.

Throughout the month, Canadians are encouraged to invest in their financial well-being. This means taking control of their financials and reducing stress by making a budget, having a savings and debt reduction plan, and understanding their financial rights and responsibilities.

The Fort St. John Literacy Society plans to offer Financial Literacy workshops starting November 21st, with the plan to host one-two workshops monthly. “We are extremely thankful for the recent donation from North Peace Savings & Credit Union, which has allowed us continue offering FREE financial literacy workshops to the community” said Jessica Kalman, Executive Director, Fort St. John Literacy Society.

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990.

 

Mitchel Chilcott, CEO, North Peace Savings & Credit Union and Board of Directors, Bruce Chisholm, Russ Beerling, and Bob Trobak present funding to Jessica Kalman, Executive Director of the Fort St. John Literacy Society

Donations from BC Hydro and Pembina Pipeline Allow Launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Fort St. John

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is excited to announce the launch of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library in Fort St. John and the surrounding communities, thanks to generous donations from BC Hydro and Pembina Pipeline.

This program aims to make a lasting change in the lives of children, and to give every child in the community an equal chance for a brighter future through not only the development of literacy skills, but by strengthening family bonds through the sharing of the stories. Children between the ages 0-5 in our area are eligible to receive a book a month until their 5th birthday, giving the potential of a 60 book library by the time they are 5.

Enrollment forms can be found at the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s office and website. Alternatively, parents can enroll their children online at:

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Notice of AGM

Join us on Tuesday November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm for the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s 2018 AGM.

For membership only

Includes dinner and refreshments

Please RSVP to executivedirector@fsjliteracy.ca

Tutor Training Workshop Oct 12th & 13th

Fort St. John Literacy Society is holding a free Tutor Training Workshop!
Do you enjoy helping others and supporting your community?
Are you looking for a rewarding way to spend your time?
Do you have 2-3 hours per week?

If you’d like to become a certified volunteer tutor, please contact us to save your spot or get more information by calling 250-785-2110 or emailing tmills@fsjliteracy.ca.

FSJ Literacy Society launches Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Program

We are very excited to announce that we have recently signed on as the regional affiliate for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!! This program aims to give every child in the community an equal chance for a brighter future by supporting the development of literacy skills.
This is accomplished by mailing a carefully selected book EVERY month to each enrolled child aged 0-5.
We are currently in the fundraising phase and hope to open up enrollments by October.
If this is something you would like to support please consider donating online (donate button on our page) or calling the office at 250-785-2110

FSJ Literacy Society hosting New Year’s Eve Party – Tickets on Sale Oct 1st!

Join us for an evening of entertainment and celebration as we ring in the New Year! 100% of the event proceeds will be directed to the Fort St. John Literacy Society to enhance and expand the FREE literacy programs offered to the community!

Entertainment starts at 9PM. There will also be a 50/50 draw, as well as door prizes given away throughout the evening.

TICKETS ON SALE OCTOBER 1, 2018
Tickets $49.99 +taxes/fees
Early Bird – ONLY the first 100 tickets $25+ taxes/fees, so act fast!!
Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite, or at the Casino Cash Cage and Pomeroy Hotel Fort St. John.

To purchase tickets through EventBrite please click HERE

If you wish to make dinner reservations please call Just Jacks at 250-262-2040

FSJ Literacy Society to present to 100 Women Who Care

We are very thrilled to be chosen to present at the upcoming 100 Women Who Care meeting on Tuesday, September 11th!  This is an amazing opportunity, which would allow us to immediately expand and enhance the literacy programming we offer to the community. We encourage you to come out and show your support.

100+ Women Who Care Fort St John is group, open to all women, who come together to make an immediate, direct, and positive impact on our community by donating $100. A local charity or organization is selected by group members and voted on at the semi-annual meeting. Watch how the group’s commitment of $100 per person turns into a $10,000+ donation to a local charity in one evening. Do that twice per year and witness how $20,000 can improve the lives of our neighbours when placed in the hands of those working to serve our community. Simple concept, big impact. #thePOWERof100

September Proclaimed as Literacy Month

We are very excited to announce that September has been proclaimed as Literacy Month here in Fort St. John! #Literacy #LiteracyisLife#LiteracyMatters #FosterLiteracy

The Literacy is Life Campaign will run through the month of September with 3 main goals:

  • To raise awareness of the importance of literacy for all British Columbians
  • Raise awareness about community-based resources
  • Raise funds to support community-based literacy programs and initiatives

On September 8th the Cultural Centre & Library will light up in purple to celebrate International Literacy Day. We encourage everyone to wear purple throughout the month of September in support of literacy awareness, and use the following social media hashtags when posting pictures  #PutYourPurpleOn #ILD2018 #LiteracyMatters #LiteracyIsLife

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