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Family Literacy Day – January 27, 2018

Family Literacy Day® is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27 to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Taking time every day to read or do a learning activity with children is crucial to a child’s development, improving a child’s literacy skills dramatically, and can help a parent improve their skills as well.

In celebration of Family Literacy Day, please join us at events across the city of Ottawa that will be held throughout the week of January 21st to January 27th.

The Ottawa Public Library is hosting a kick off event on Sunday January 21st at Centrepointe Theater, and many other organizations are planning exciting and fun events of their own. Please visit the Family Literacy webpage for more information and resources.

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Where should you refer a child for Speech and Language services in Ottawa?

Download the referral document to find out where to obtain information about various concerns – speech, language, hearing – and where to get help for your child.

Would you like someone from the First Words Health Promotion team to attend one of your events?

Consult our Calendar of Events in the community and fill out our Request for Presentation document.