Tutor Training Workshop July 26-27

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!

Upon completion of training and registration to be a tutor, a criminal record check will be required.

2019 July Tutor training workshop poster

Training for Educators & Settlement Practitioners – June 10

This FREE training is open to all who work with immigrants and refugees.

This workshop is designed to provide insights, skills, and practical tools for educators working with students in the classroom who may have experienced trauma and are struggling with mental health concerns. The workshop is based on research and expertise developed by Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) through years of teaching and learning about refugees in the settlement sector across the Lower Mainland of BC. The workshop focuses on a trauma-informed framework and healing centered approaches so that teachers can engage with students to foster not only language and skill acquisition but also help newcomers develop better mental health strategies, community engagement, and an overall sense of well-being as they transition through their settlement process in Canada.

Along with the workshop, participants will have access to the Community Based Training Guide which will be distributed as PDFs to the participants. The workshop will include practical tips and strategies, resources, and ideas that can help build a more inclusive classroom practice.

Mad Hatter Tee Party Golf Tournament a SUCCESS!

Thanks to all the sponsors, volunteers, and players we were able to raise $5,060.33!! All of these funds will be directed to literacy programming for youth (18 and under) clients.
Thank you again to North Peace Optometry ClinicTodd Energy Corporation,PeaceSunFM101.5 The Bear- Fort St Johns Best Rock (CKNL)CJDC-TV,890 CJDC Today’s Country and CDN Controls Ltd. for your sponsorship, as well as all of the prize donation sponsors! AND to all of the volunteers, players, and to Lone Wolf Golf Club for hosting such an amazing event! You ALL made this event a success!

Spelling Bee Raises $4,397!

Contestants young and old took to the stage at Margaret ‘Ma’ Murray Community School on April 13 for the Fort St. John Literacy Society’s second annual Spelling Bee.

The event raised $4,397 to support the society’s after school homework club. The top fundraiser was Cooper Haggstrom, who raised $740.

Pemi Olajide won first place in the Grade 1 Category of the 2019 Spelling Bee,



Grade 1:

1st place: Pemi Olajide
2nd place: Dunsin Ogundipe

 Grade 2/3:

1st place: Lucy Toews
2nd place: Arene Saukila

Grade 4/5:

1st place: Archer Giesbrecht
2nd place: Lily Murray

Grade 6/7:

1st place: Curtis Paull
2nd place: Austin Baerg

Media Challenge:

Dillon Giancola of the Alaska Highway News won first place with the most points earned in 15 minutes. Managing Editor Matt Preprost finished second in the category.


Retro Run Registration NOW OPEN

Join us for our 2nd 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 $3,000 to expand our FREE programs offered to the community.

Only 350 spots available. To register click here

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.Retro Run Poster

Financial Literacy Workshop – Debt Smarts

• Tips to manage your debt
• When it makes sense to get a consolidation loan
• The difference between consumer proposal and bankruptcy
• Much more!

To register call or email the office at 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca; or visit: Eventbrite

Financial Literacy Workshop – Introduction to Basic Budgeting

• What a budget is and why you should create one
• Tips to help you reach your financial goals
• Ideas to help you adjust your spending
• Much more!

To register call or email the office at 250-785-2110 or info@fsjliteracy.ca; or visit: Eventbrite

New Year’s Eve Fundraiser Brings in $16,500 for Literacy Programming in FSJ

The Fort St. John Literacy Society is excited to announce that the recent New Year’s Eve fundraising party raised $16, 500!! All of these funds will help expand and enhance the FREE literacy programming that is offered to the community.

“This event was made possible because of sponsors, volunteers, and everyone who attended; all of which we are extremely thankful for” says Jessica Kalman, Executive Director for the FSJ Literacy Society. Title sponsors for this event included: Pomeroy Hotel & Conference Centre, Just Jacks, 101.5 The Bear, Peace SunFM, CJDC-TV and 890 CJDC.  As well as many door prize sponsors including VE Brandl who donated $500 as the final door prize. “We are already planning and looking forward to next year’s event” 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.

The Montney Coulees ringing in the New Year with a packed dance floor!

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

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