Community Family Literacy Projects, 2001 - 2004
Year # of Communities # of Programs/Events Run in Communities Amount of Funding
2001-2002 14 34 $44,000
2002-2003 25 37 $96,000
2003-2004 28 49 $114,000
Total funding available to communities over 3 years $254,000

Types of programs and services offered

Family literacy providers delivered a broad range of programs:

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  • Community family literacy evenings
  • 1- 2-3 Rhyme with Me, in English and Aboriginal languages
  • Book-sharing sessions, such as Books in the Home
  • Parenting programs, such as Families First
  • Storytelling
  • Reading circles
  • Adult-children playtimes
  • Crafts and games
  • Making baby books
  • Developing materials
  • Research
  • Aboriginal language and culture programs, such as recipe books, drum dancing and singing

People who ran programs usually offered services, such as child-care or transportation. Many also offered incentives, such as take-home books or prizes. Most included arts and crafts as part of the program, as well as nutritious snacks.