The Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society works with communities, schools and organizations to support literacy and learning on North Vancouver Island. Learn more

September is Literacy Month!

Each September, Decoda leads a province-wide awareness and fundraising campaign to celebrate Literacy Month.

You can be a part of Literacy Month by:

See full position details here.

Join free Mother Goose sessions this Fall!

For Monday Infant Sessions, please register by emailing to receive the location.

No need to register for the all-ages sessions!

North Island Mother Goose programs get creative during pandemic year

In case you missed it! Read about how Mother Goose On-the-Go coordinator Kelly Anderson got creative this year to promote family literacy in North Vancouver Island communities, and what her upcoming plans are!

Mother Goose On the Go coordinator Kelly Anderson and her sons Finn (3.5 years) and Arlow (1.5 years) practice a round of “Simon says fill your discovery bucket!” – one of the activities planned for outdoor Mother Goose Sessions this summer.

Learn more about CONNECT4WORK

Read our Impact Stories about the literacy programs, projects and events that impact our North Vancouver Island communities thanks to funders, sponsors and personal donations from people like you who support the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society.

  • Inquiries about current programs? 
  • Knowledge of literacy needs in your community?
  • Ideas for literacy projects or programs?
  • Want to volunteer or donate services or funding?


Thanks to our supporters, from July 2019-July 2020 we collaborated with more than 60 organizations to:

  • coordinate two reading programs for 512 children at six local elementary schools;
  • distribute 1055 books;
  • provide leadership and support to Loaves and Fishes food banks and for Neighbourhood Small Grants;
  • coordinate Family Literacy Week 2020 soup-making events;
  • hold regular Mother Goose storytelling sessions at libraries, the Infant Development Program, Promising Babies, StrongStart, North Island Building Blocks and Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre – attended by 1771 local children;
  • provide Kwak’wala Mother Goose training for 10 people in Indigenous community roles;
  • help launch the Food for Thought program;
  • hold a Port McNeill Literacy Fair
  • hold a Books Rock event for Literacy Month 2019.

Later in 2020, we’ve prioritized food security and food literacy, moved tutoring online, collaborated with North Island College on a tuition-free education assistant program, and will beta-test a new digital literacy program for displaced workers in 2021.