Family Literacy Day 2023

What’s planned for Family Literacy Day 2023

Family Literacy Day (FLD) will once again take place on January 27, and planning is well underway. Family Literacy Day started in 1999 to raise awareness about 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.

This year’s Family Literacy Day theme is Celebrate your heritage. Canada is a great diverse country full of different cultures. Take time to explore and learn about your heritage. Celebrate what you’ve found and share your culture with others. There’s no better way to learn about your family, than together as a family.

Free resources available

ABC Life Literacy once again has a variety of free resources available for download at Access bookmarks, activities, posters and more at the direct links below:

Join ABC and Barbara Reid for a special event

As part of Family Literacy Day celebrations, ABC Life Literacy Canada will once again present a virtual event with FLD Honorary Chair Barbara Reid. Open to everyone across Canada, the event will take place on Thursday, January 26, 2023 from 4:30-5:15pm ET.

Barbara will be doing a demonstration on how to use clay to create a picture. She will share unique techniques you can use to make different things. The event will end with a Q&A.

This event is ideal for children in grades 1 to 6 and their families. Register today as spaces are limited.

Register your FLD event

Don’t forget to register your own Family Literacy Day activities on the website. You can also find events taking place near you. Visit for more information.