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Report on a National Survey of Family Literacy Activities in Family Resource Programs

Saint-Lambert August 2010

Project Coordinator: Janice MacAulay, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) Research, data analysis and writing: Judith Poirier, Family Literacy Coordinator, Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille (FQOCF) Survey editor: Betsy Mann, FRP Canada Report editor: Christine Colbert, FRP Canada

This report is available in English and French at: www.frp.ca Disponible en français, sous la rubrique Publications à: www.fqocf.org

Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) 707 - 331 Cooper Street Ottawa (Ontario), K2P 0G5 Website: www.frp.ca

Fédération québécoise des organismes communautaires Famille (FQOCF) 222, avenue Victoria Saint-Lambert (Québec), J4P 2H6 Website: www.fqocf.org

National Survey of Family Literacy Activities in Family Resource Programs August 2010

Table of Contents Introduction .................................................................................................................................... 1 Study Highlights .............................................................................................................................. 3 Methodology ................................................................................................................................... 6 Questionnaire format ............................................................................................................................ 6 Questionnaire distribution and the organizations represented ........................................................... 6 Response rates ...................................................................................................................................... 8

Survey Results ............................................................................................................................... 10 Section 1: Enriching family literacies through the environment and informal interactions ............... 10 Section 2: Enriching family literacies within regular (basic) programming ......................................... 15 Section 3: Enriching family literacies through specialized programs .................................................. 23 Section 4: Supporting group action and civic participation ................................................................ 26 Section 5: Working with other organizations to promote the enrichment of family literacies .......... 28 Section 6: Funding for literacy activities ............................................................................................. 28

Additional information about participating organizations ....................................................... 31 Approximate number of families reached .......................................................................................... 32 Regional or national affiliations .......................................................................................................... 32

Conclusion ..................................................................................................................................... 34 List of Tables ................................................................................................................................. 35 English Questionnaire .................................................................................................................. 36

National Survey of Family Literacy Activities in Family Resource Programs August 2010

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Introduction For many years, community family support organizations across Canada have been assisting families in various ways to provide stimulating and supportive learning environments for their children. Their work includes early literacy awareness, family literacy, prevention of illiteracy and sup