Achieve Literacy Greater Saint John


A child’s ability to read is fundamental to their school and life success. Achieve Literacy GSJ, a team of business, education and community leaders, is championing a community-wide response to help every child learn to read before Grade 3. There are many ways you can help make Literacy a BIG PART of every child’s day – in their home, school and throughout the community. For more information, contact BCAPI.

Literacy is a community-wide responsibility.

Here are a few ways to help a child learn to read:

  • Make reading, talking and writing FUN!

  • Read with your child 20 minutes per day.

    • Discuss the stories with your children. Include follow-up questions and actively listen to their response.

    • Sing songs or recite nursery rhymes; play rhyming and riddle games.

    • Encourage children to write and draw daily.

  • Support our educators and students.

  • Talk to your local school or daycare centre about how you can help.

  • Children need books in their hands! Donate to libraries, childcare centres, recreation centres, and any place that children gather.

  • Hold a literacy fundraiser for a neighbourhood, school or community organization.

Make a donation to BCAPI for Achieve Literacy Greater Saint John.

Make literacy a BIG PART of every child’s day – at home, at school and throughout the community.