Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.
Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.
Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is the Honourary Chair of Family Literacy Day!
Download Barbara's activity sheets for ways to learn at play with modelling clay: English Français
Read a Q&A with Barbara Reid
ABC Life Literacy Canada is encouraging Canadian families to "Learn at play, every day."
Want to promote Family Literacy Day at home or in your workplace? These great resources are available for download to help you get the word out!
Welcome to the Family Literacy Day media room where you can access backgrounders and press releases.
View Family Literacy Day PSA videos
Check out events happening near you!
HSBC Family Literacy First
A free program to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy.