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Burnaby Literacy Program Wins Award

Mirka Literacy poemOn International Literacy Day (Sept 8) in 2016, the District learned that the National Council of the  Federation had awarded our LINC Program (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) a BC Literacy Award.  It recognizes the talents of its dedicated teachers whose successful teaching style is resonating with their adult students who are recent immigrants and refugees.  Students improve their English-language literacy through community involvement and making connections to Canadian culture. Past assignments have included participation in the Terry Fox Run, the BC Shakeout, and  writing prose for the District’s WORDS Writing Project. Free childcare is offered through a partnership with Burnaby Family Life. LEARN MORE   IN THE NEWS