Thanks for celebrating Family Literacy Day 2023 with us! This year’s theme, set by ABC Life Literacy Canada, is “Celebrate Your Heritage” so we chose a book that’s based on heritage in Saskatchewan “Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima”! On January 27th, we celebrated with the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum, to hear stories about Dr. Shadd and learn more about this part of our shared Saskatchewan heritage.

Family Literacy Day is January 27 every year! For information about this year’s theme, and activities around the province through the Saskatchewan Family Literacy Hubs, visit our Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan main page.


On Family Literacy Day (January 27), we heard this story and learned more from the Saskatchewan African Canadian Heritage Museum and co-author Alix Lwanga! Watch the video here.


Visit the FLD resources page for activities, downloadables, printables – we’re adding more each day!


Family Literacy Hubs and others planned events and activities all around the province. Look for events in your community every year! More information for this year is on to the Family Literacy Day in Saskatchewan page!

This is an image of the front side of SaskLiteracy's "Let's Share a Story" tip sheet.

Let’s Share a Story!

Would you like more ideas for sharing your stories as a family, or in your program with younger children? These 5 tips and ideas share great ways for us to learn together, and to support young children in building valuable literacy skills.

Download the “Let’s Share a Story” tip sheet here (or through the image of the tip sheet).

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Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd

A photo of Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd

Dr. Alfred Schmitz Shadd was one of Saskatchewan’s earliest African-Canadian residents – he lived here before it was called “Saskatchewan,” too! You can learn much more about him and his work at this live information session! If you have questions, email us at [email protected].

Helpful links to learn more about Dr. Shadd:

You can also learn more about Family Literacy Day in Canada, download their activity guide, and much more at ABC Life Literacy Canada’s Family Literacy Day page.

So many partners and friends made this event possible (and even better!). Thank you, everyone!