Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan

January 27th is Family Literacy Day! Canada has celebrated this day since 1999, thanks to ABC Life Literacy Canada.

We are celebrating across the province, too!

This in an image of both the 2022 proclamations for Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan and Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan, one layered over the other.

It’s official! The Government of Saskatchewan has proclaimed Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan.

ABC Life Literacy Canada's logo for Family Literacy Day - Since 1999 - January 27

Planning your own events? Register your Family Literacy Day event with ABC Life Literacy Canada. Let us know what you’re doing, too – we’d love to hear about it!

This is the logo for the 2023 Family Literacy Day theme: Celebrate your Heritage. It is a blue circle with white silhouettes of three people jumping in celebration, in front of two strings of coloured flags. It has the words "Celebrate your Heritage" around the blue circle.

This theme for 2023 is “Celebrate Your Heritage.” Learn more about your heritage: in your family, in your community, and in the lands where you live.

We’ve chosen the a Saskatchewan theme book for 2023! In English and French: Saskatchewan’s own “Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima” / “Ti-Shadd: L’Ujima au Quotidien” by Alix Lwanga and Miriam Körner. Find out more about the free events, including a reading in English and one in French, livestreamed with support from the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum!

Cover image of the book Li'l Shadd: A Story of Ujimaimage du livre Ti-Shadd: L'Ujima au quotidien

Family Literacy Events Across Saskatchewan!

This year, organizations and groups around the province celebrate Family Literacy Day and Family Literacy Week. One of these groups are the Saskatchewan Family Literacy Hubs, and they have events planned all week (and beyond)!

Looking for more programs and events?

Be sure to follow each Family Literacy Hub on social media for great events and information all year!

francophone Saskatchewan: Collège Mathieu

Collège Mathieu Pour la journée de l’alphabétisation familiale du 27/01/2023, le Collège Mathieu, en étroite collaboration avec l’Association des Parents Fransaskois (APF), animera des activités virtuelles comme d’habitude au niveau des CAFES et Groupes de Jeux. Nous allons faciliter le développement du langage des enfants et l’interraction entre les animateurs(trices) et les familles participantes à notre journée.

La Ronge and Area: La Ronge and Area Family Literacy Hub

La Ronge and Area Family Literacy Hub has planned activities in the tri-communities area. More information is coming soon!

Lloydminster and Area: Lloydminster Learning Council Association

Lloydminster Learning Council Association (LLCA) has several events and activities. More information is coming soon!

Moose Jaw and Area: Moose Jaw Literacy Network

Moose Jaw Literacy Network has events planned in Moose Jaw and nearby communities. More information is coming soon!

Prince Albert and Area: Prince Albert Literacy Network

Prince Albert Literacy Network has a main event planned, and lots of other activities. More information is coming soon!

Regina and Area: Regina Region Family Literacy Hub

Regina Region Family Literacy Hub is working with partners for events in Regina and area. More information is coming soon!

Rosetown and Area: West Central Literacy Committee

West Central Literacy Committee (WCLC) has worked with partners in the region to plan events. Visit the West Central Literacy Committee Facebook page or Instagram to find out more!

Saskatoon and Area: Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan

Foundations Learning & Skills Saskatchewan partners with groups in the region to provide events and activities. More information is coming soon!

Swift Current and Area: Southwest Literacy Committee

Southwest Literacy Committee (SWLC) has many events planned with partners in the region. More information is coming soon!

Useful Family Literacy Day event resources:

Since ABC Life Literacy Canada started Family Literacy Day in 1999, we have worked together to raises awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family. Every year, we celebrate Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan. This is our second year for Family Literacy Week in Saskatchewan!

What is family literacy? Visit our family literacy resource page for more information!

Barbara Reid, award-winning Canadian author and illustrator, is the Honorary Chair of Family Literacy Day. You can download her tip sheets here for some great ideas on how to make learning a fun part of your family routine.

ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Family Literacy Day Resources
ABC Life Literacy Canada’s family literacy and family literacy statistics


If you have questions, or would like support for your event, please contact us.