Literacy Matters Abbotsford


Literacy Matters Abbotsford is Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This is a membership of many organizations and programs including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Abbotsford Community Services, University of the Fraser Valley, and Abbotsford School District to name a few. Literacy Matters Abbotsford is funded by Decoda, through the Ministry of Education (see Decoda for more information). The goal of Literacy Matters Abbotsford is to connect literacy services to individuals; to connect services to each other; and to address the literacy gaps in Abbotsford.

Upcoming Events

APALS - Aboriginal Parents as Literacy Supporters

APALS is a free program for Aboriginal families with children ages birth to 6 year. Our next session is Thursday February 22 from 5 - 6:45 pm. The session includes story time with an Elder; information for adults on reading with your child, and crafts. Please see the poster for more information. For pre-registration you can call 604.59.1843 or email

Read What You Love Community Reading Challenge 2018

Literacy Matters Abbotsford is holding their annual Community Literacy Challenge, “Read What You Love”. It will run from January 28 – February 17, 2018. Look for flyers in the community; there will be a reading log to complete which will be your entry into a draw for prizes. All you need to do is read for 15 minutes each day. The reading challenge is open to all ages!

Please see a photo from our pancake breakfast January 27 hosted by Clearbrook Fire Hall at 32270 George Ferguson Way. A good time was had by all!

So join in on the fun and “Read What You Love”. Challenge your friends, families, classmates, and colleagues. Make the Literacy Matters Abbotsford’s annual Community Literacy Challenge a success!

If you have questions about this event, if you have prizes to donate, or you are interested in volunteering to promote literacy in Abbotsford please contact Sharon Crowley, Abbotsford Literacy Outreach Coordinator,

English Upgrade Class

Information sessions will be held in March for fundamental English classes, to be held at Mámele’awt Community Aboriginal Centre, 3277 Gladwin Road. Classes begin May 1; Tuition is free and for those that qualify, grants will cover other costs. It is open to permanent residents and Canadian citizens. See here for more information.

Save the Date - Trivia Challenge September 26, 2018

Be sure to get your tickets for this popular community event. Join the fun and support literacy in Abbotsford. Many thanks to sponsors, supporters, and participants in our 2017 Trivia Challenge! Please see the list here. Together we raised just unde $3000 to support literacy in Abbotsford.