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

Learn About Series

This is a series for current residents of Abbotsford, people new to Abbotsford and people new to Canada.

We are partnering with Clearbrook Library, City of Abbotsford and Fraser Health to provide information on the Abbotsford community. Our next session is on Navigating the Health System - when to choose a clinic and when to choose the emergency room to meet your concerns. This will take place at Clearbrook Library, March 13, 10:30 - noon. See the poster for more information.

Please email to preregister for this free session:

APALS - Aboriginal Parents as Literacy Supporters

This program is for families with children ages birth to 6 years. The evening starts with a shared meal; a story time with an Elder; and a chance to create a craft and explore games. There is also a short session for parents on how to support their child's growth in literacy. See the poster for more information.

The next session is February 28 at Alexander Elementary School. Please preregister for this free session: for more information. The remaining sessions for this school year will be April 25 and May 30 - be sure to mark your calendars.

Food Skills for Families

The Food Skills for Families program is once again running at Mamel'awt Aboriginal Community Centre. This free program will focus on budget wise meal shopping and preparation. Participants will prepare and cook a meal each session. The program runs for 6 weeks, Tuesday nights starting March 5, 5 - 8 pm. See the poster for more information.

Read What You Love Community Reading Challenge 2019

Be sure to join in on the fun and “Read What You Love” The reading logs are due by February 23 at the latest. You can drop off the logs at either the Clearbrook or Abbotsford Libraries - see the reading log for addresses.

Questions? Email

Indigenous Day Celebration 2019

The celebration will take place June 21. More information will follow.

Trivia Challenge 2019

This event will take place September 25, 2019. Be sure to gather your team of 6 players and practice your trivia knowledge. All profits go to support literacy in Abbotsford. Be sure to book your table early for this very popular event. Contact for more information or if you want to donate a prize.