WHO WE ARE

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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.

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 WE'RE HERE

 WHY IS LITERACY IMPORTANT? 

In Canada, 42% 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 2019 by the numbers

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 883 

children reached through literacy and parenting workshops

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 103 

adult literacy programs delivered in Calgary

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 190 

participants in

Train the Facilitator

Workshop

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 1,027 

adult learners engaged

in literacy and essential

skills programs

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 24 

partner organizations

hosting FESA programs in Calgary

Student Writing

 96% 

of adult learners saw improvement in their literacy and essential skills

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ABOUT US

The Further Education Society of Alberta (FESA) is dedicated to strengthening communities, families, and individuals through literacy and learning by advocating, collaborating, and removing barriers.

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