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

June is National Indigenous History Month

Learn more about Indigenous history-makers, delivering on Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action, and Kids’ Stop – a fun zone for kids loaded with information about Indigenous history, culture and languages, games, stories and classroom resources for teachers!

Join the AGM Zoom Meeting on June 8 at 7 pm with this link :

Pre- register by emailing to receive the link.

Education Assistant student Rochelle Perrott joins the literacy team  

We’re excited to welcome Rochelle Perrott to the Mount Waddington Family Literacy Society (MWFLS) team!

“Rochelle is a student in the North Island College Education Assistant & Community Support Worker program and is completing her practicum with us until the end of June,” said Leslie Dyck, literacy outreach coordinator at MWFLS. “She will be supporting us in a variety of ways to gain experience working with elementary school students and making connections with community organizations.”  

Read more about Rochelle’s role in reading tutoring, a parent workshop, Literacy on the Land programs, and a food bank.

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.

Subscribe to the New Mother Goose YouTube Channel for Virtual Storytelling!

CONNECT4WORK Introduction to computers for job seekers program. Contact Nickka at 250-956-2878

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.