The Decoder – January 2018

message from the Executive Director

Happy Family Literacy Week 2018!

At Decoda Literacy, we are looking forward to an exciting 2018 as we build on the many successes outlined in our recently published 2016-2017 Annual Report.

The Province of B.C. has proclaimed January 21-28, 2018 as Family Literacy Week.  Through our theme ‘What’s on My Plate?’ we encourage families to think about, talk about and make healthy food together.  Some of my fondest memories with my grandchildren involve our time in the kitchen together … measuring, talking, mixing and tasting our creations.  I know you will have fun creating your own memories. Our librarian, Tina, has created wonderful activity sheets with tips and ideas for four age groups – from babies to primary students. Don’t forget to take a photo of the fun and enter it in our Family Literacy Week Photo Contest!

Communities throughout B.C. are offering a wide range of Family Literacy Week activities. Check our list of Family Literacy Week Events  or check with your local Literacy Outreach Coordinator to find out what is happening in your community.

If you are in Vancouver on Saturday, January 27th, please drop by the Decoda Literacy table at Science World’s Community Science Celebration and say hello to our staff members. They will share literacy information and a fun activity with you!

At Decoda Literacy we are fortunate to have a knowledgeable and dedicated group serve on our Board of Directors.  Our directors provide their time and expertise to ensure that Decoda Literacy operates in an ethical and effective way.  At our November 2017 AGM we welcomed new directors Leslie Landell and Valerie Overgaard.  Anne Cooper, Grace Kuo, Linda Robertson and John McLaughlin will continue to serve. We appreciate their dedication as long standing Decoda directors.

Finally, a big THANK YOU to all our donors and sponsors who support literacy in B.C.  Special thanks to our partner Bosa Family Foundation for helping parents and kids learn together by supporting Family Literacy Week activities and programs throughout the province.

Best wishes for a terrific 2018!

Jacquie Taylor

Executive Director