Programs

For Children

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies supports children in grades 1-4 who are working to improve their reading. Weekly one-on-one tutoring with adult/senior student.

Email: lizwright@shaw.ca

Phone: Liz Wright 604 853 7930

Little Rascals & Reading Rascals

Little Rascals is a family literacy program for children (3 – 4 years) and their parents to experience stories, crafts and fun. In three schools and a free book is provided each week.

Reading Rascals is a family reading program for kindergarten children, siblings and an adult in their lives, three times per year at two elementary schools with a free book each week.

Contact Information: Laszlo Kovacs, (604) 859-6919

Website: www.westabby.org

For Youth

Moving Ahead Program (MAP): Youth, Adults & Seniors

Case-Management, Lifeskills, Literacy and Essential Skills support for vulnerable refugee & immigrant youth, adults and seniors living in Abbotsford.

Phone: 778-809-4411

Email: Palminder.Kelay@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

For Adults

Community Access to Literacy and Learning (CALL) Program:

One on one and small group tutoring available to upgrade reading, writing, English language, basic computer, and basic math skills for adults.

Tutoring provided by volunteers for a total of 2-4 hours per week at locations throughout Abbotsford. Morning, afternoon, evening and week-end tutoring available.

Tel: 604-768-6277

Website: www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

Abbotsford Community Services: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC):

Free ESL classes (CLB 1-CLB 8) for newcomers to Canada.

Classes are offered morning and evening in Abbotsford and a morning class in Mission. On-site child minding is available for morning classes at some locations.

Phone: 604.859.7681 Local 216

Email: LINC@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

Website:www.abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

English as a Second Language (ESL) Program:

For learners who need English language upgrading to take college or university courses or to enter job or career training programs.

  • Low Intermediate to University Bridge level classes
  • Free assessment to determine English proficiency levels in reading, writing, and speaking/listening
  • Full time or part time study
  • Morning, afternoon, or evening classes
  • Financial assistance available for those who qualify

For more information please go to: www.ufv.ca

Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program

Courses offered to help adults:

  • Complete prerequisite courses for post-secondary programs
  • Upgrade their basic literacy and numeracy skills for personal benefit or entry into the work force
  • Complete high school to earn the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)
  • Meet employment requirements

Website: www.ufv.ca

Moving Ahead Program (MAP): Youth, Adults & Seniors

Case-Management, Lifeskills, Literacy and Essential Skills support for vulnerable refugee & immigrant youth, adults and seniors living in Abbotsford.

Phone: 778-809-4411

Email: Palminder.Kelay@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

Sevenoaks Alliance Church ESL (English Second Language)

Free ESL classes – Levels 1-4, Mondays and Thursdays, 9:00AM – 12:00PM, 6:30PM – 9:00PM

Email: life@sevenoaks.org – contact Mala Webb

The Storybook Program

Volunteers read and record stories for children onto CDs.

The Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver

Volunteers in this program go into the institutions (FVI, Mission Institution, ACCW, SPT) to meet with incarcerated parents. The participants read books aloud chosen specifically for each child while the volunteer records the readings to be later sent on CD to the child along with the new book.

New Beginnings Young Parent Program

This is a coordinated effort of Abbotsford Community Services and the Abbotsford School District. We provide grade 12 education and upgrading for young parents in the Abbotsford area. The program includes classroom, childcare and support services for parents.

Website: www.abbynewbeginnings.ca

Phone: 604.850.7303

Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Department

The Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Department at UFV provides programming for adults of all backgrounds and ages in an adult environment. Students do not have to pay tuition fees for UUP courses.

Contact information:Kulwant Gill 604-854-4578 Kulwant.gill@ufv.ca

or Linda Yamaguchi at 604-854-4597 linda.yamaguchi@ufv.ca


Victory ESL

Victory ESL is an English language school that offers English language classes for visitors, students, workers, immigrants and citizens. It also offers IELTS testing.

Phone: 604-755-7976

Website: www.victoryesl.com

Email: office@victoryesl.com



For Seniors

Moving Ahead Program (MAP): Youth, Adults & Seniors

Case-Management, Lifeskills, Literacy and Essential Skills support for vulnerable refugee & immigrant youth, adults and seniors living in Abbotsford.

Phone: 778-809-4411

Email: Palminder.Kelay@abbotsfordcommunityservices.com

For Everyone

Fraser Valley Regional Library

Fraser Valley Regional Library offers many programs for children, youth, adults, families, and seniors.

You can browse their list of programs here

Ray and Millie Silver Aboriginal Library

The library consists of Aboriginal content, fiction and non-fiction. It is open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.

Address: Community Aboriginal Centre, 3277 Gladwin Road

Email: darlene_macdonald@sd34.bc.ca

Email: sharon@literacymattersabbotsford.com

Catalog: www.librarything.com