Retro Run Raises $3,300!

Thank you to all the participants, sponsors and volunteers; because of your support, we are thrilled to announce that $3,300 was raised from this event.

100% of the funds raised will go towards enhancing and expanding the FREE literacy programming offered to the community.

Event Sponsors:




V.E. Brandl



Fort St. John Co-Op Association


Knappett Industries

Northern Metalic Sales

LiveWire Automation

Canadian Natural Resources


Canadian Water Serve & Save

City of Fort St. John

Engage Can-Ryu Jiu Jitsu

Ernie’s Sports Experts

Peace County Rentals

World Gym

Solid Gold Entertainment

Bold Promotions



Urban Systems Foundation

Canadian Brewhouse


Chopped Leaf

Goodlife Fitness

Farewell to Kara-Lee MacDonald, Temp ESL Teacher

On Aug 31st we celebrated with the beginner class to say goodbye and best wishes to Kara-Lee MacDonald, who has been filling the ESL Teacher position for the summer; and welcome Charo Lloret as she takes the reigns in the position.
We appreciate everything Kara-Lee has brought to the program and know she will be missed by all!

Chances Fort St. John Supports Literacy

We would like to extend a Big Thank You to Chances Fort St. John for the recent donation of $2000!! We are extremely grateful for your continued support!

Shown is Board Chair, Carl Waddington accepting donation from Chances General Manger, Jason Morris

Photo supplied by Alaska Highway News

New ESL Teacher

We are excited to announce the addition of Rosario (Charo) Lloret as our new ESL Teacher!! Charo joins the Fort St. John Literacy Society team with a background in teaching, translation and is a published writer with her novel Wolf in a Beaver Coat. 

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 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:
Phone: 250-785-2110

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:

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.

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

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

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