Who We Are
Our vision is to see Canada as a literate and learning society. Our mission is to strengthen communities, families, and individuals through literacy and learning by advocating, collaborating, and removing barriers.
Why we're here
At FESA, we believe that literacy and foundational learning affects all aspects of family and community life — including: employment, finances, education, social welfare, and justice — and that low-literacy must be addressed to ensure the success of our communities.
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Why is literacy important?
In Canada, 48% of adults have low-literacy skills. That's millions of Canadians who do not have the essential skills they need to successfully thrive in their communities. Literacy and access to information is shown to reduce poverty and inequality, increase household income by providing opportunities for work, and improve the health of children.
Our work in 2021 by the numbers
children reached through literacy and parenting workshops
adult literacy programs delivered in Calgary
Train the Facilitator
adult learners engaged
in literacy and essential
practicum students completed their placement with FESA
of adult learners saw improvement in their literacy and essential skills