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About the Further Education Society of Alberta

WHY WE ARE HERE

IN CANADA, 42% OF ADULTS HAVE LOW-LITERACY SKILLS. That’s millions of Canadians who do not have the skills they need to successfully thrive in their communities. Literacy and access to information have been shown to reduce poverty and inequality, provide opportunities for work - increasing household income, and even improve the health of children.

 

At FESA we believe that literacy and foundational learning affects all aspects of family and community life - including employment, finances, health, education, social welfare, and justice, and that low-literacy must be addressed to ensure the success of our communities.

 

OUR MISSION: 

“Strengthening communities, families, and individuals through literacy and learning by advocating, collaborating and removing barriers” 

 

 

OUR VISION: 

Canada is a literate and learning society.
 

LEARN ABOUT US

Through the power of literacy, we are helping children and their families recognize their potential and realize their dreams. We couldn't do this without partnership and collaboration. 

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OUR WORK IN 2018

Without literacy, without the basic tools required to pursue their goals, people become less than equal members of society. At FESA, we promote equality and full participation in society by building the literacy and essential skills of Canada’s most vulnerable learners.

89

literacy and parenting programs delivered in Calgary

275

Canadian communities engaged with and counting!

825

families reached through our programs

188

participants for the Train the Facilitator programs

23

partner organizations hosting FESA programs in Calgary!

660

Participants improved their essential skills