Festival of Family Literacy Listing

Story StudioOnline Author Chat:
Building Diverse Fantasy Realms with Chris Humphreys
Join Story Studio’s ‘Guild of Young Writers‘ as fantasy author and actor Chris Humphreys discusses his work, and explores the challenges and opportunities of creating diverse worlds as an author.

January 25, 2022 6:30 PM
Email info@storystudio.ca to register (free)
Story StudioFree Writing Resources (for kids!)
Local charity Story Studio has created StorySheets, designed to help your child plan and think through a story. You can print them out and fill them in, or download the fillable PDF versions and complete them on a computer. (You’ll also want a notebook or laptop to actually write your story, using your StorySheets to guide you.)

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Story StudioEnter a Writing Contest (for kids!)
Local charity Story Studio challenges you to write your own creative flash fiction story of 500 words about the greatest snow day of all! Will you stay in, cozied up in the most epic fort you’ve ever built? Or adventure into the depths of nearby snow caves? Tell us all about how your creative characters will spend the day, filling your story with vivid descriptions, and interesting plot twists! Entry is free, and the contest is open to ages 5-13. Prizes will be awarded for the top two stories selected by our esteemed judges for ages 5-9 and 10-13, and stories will be shared on storystudio.ca!

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Submit by January 28

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Victoria Literacy ConnectionOnline Story Time with Kristy

Author and Illustrator Kristy Ware (and her son Griffin!) share two story time videos of her own publications, I’m a Rainbow and All Kinds of Families.

View “I’m a Rainbow” online

View “All Kinds of Families” online
Online (Recorded)
Greater Victoria Public LibraryOnce Upon a StoryWalk
Join us for a StoryWalk®, where individual pages of a storybook, mounted on sign posts, are placed outdoors in a circuit. Children follow the narrative by visiting each sign post in sequence. Rain or shine; please dress appropriately. Drop-in. These programs are part of the Festival of Family Literacy. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. COVID-safety measures will be in place during the event.

Saturday, January 29, 2022
11:00 am–1:00 pm
BowPark/Brodick Park
(Brodick Park is accessible via Hollyridge Place or Brodick Crescent)
Greater Victoria Public LibraryBook Recommendations by Teens for Teens
Teens are invited to drop by their local branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library throughout Family Literacy Week (January 24-29) to share their book recommendations and see what other teens are reading. We’ll supply the post-its and pens and teens can share their picks.

January 24-29, 2022
Regular Branch Hours
All GVPL branches
Festival of Family Literacy
Enter to Win!
Participate in any Festival of Family Literacy Activities and enter our online draw to win prizes!

Open until January 30, 2022
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Family Serving Organizations

1000 x 5
Book Recycling Project
With help from people like you, we bring children’s literacy into more homes. Every month we donate over 1500 books for babies and toddlers.  Donate your gently-loved children’s books or pick up a book bag from a local provider.

We invite families donate picture books; organise volunteers to sort and gift package; ensure our partners meet with parents and young children to distribute books to children. 1000×5 and you are creating real change for the children in the Capital Region.

Beacon Community ServicesBeacon Community Services’ programs and services span every phase of life.
We dedicate ourselves to: Helping keep children, youth and families healthy, strong and connected. Sheltering seniors and people with disabilities in safe, affordable housing. Supporting seniors to stay social, active, healthy and energized. Equipping people to develop skills and find opportunities in the world of work. Supporting the bereaved and mentally ill. Connecting volunteers with our community. Caring for those in need.

Child Care Resource and ReferralChild Care Resource and Referral (CCRR) centres make it easier for families to find and access responsive and inclusive quality licensed and registered child care by providing information, support, resources and referral services to parents and child care providers across the province. For families we offer:

1. Referrals* to licensed and registered license-not-required child care providers. These referrals can be made in person at our office or can be emailed to you.
2. Information about and assistance with the Affordable Child Care Benefit**
3. Phone consultations with early childhood professionals
4. Internet access to child care-related websites
Information about community resources
5. Toys and resources to use with your child and to assist with your parenting


2001A Douglas Street
Victoria, BC

The Learning CurveLDABC The Learning Curve supports families, and educates and advocates for children and youth experiencing learning and/or behavioral challenges. Each year The Learning Curve’s staff and an army of volunteers serve over 2,500 children and youth, their families and concerned professionals. We currently offer a range of programs and services to our community, from individual support programs for parents and children to creating publications and resources. (Visit our website for a list of current programs).ldasvi.bc.ca



Parent Support Services Society

We protect the safety and wellbeing of children and promote the health of all families in all their diversity in British Columbia. By partnering with communities and those in a parenting role, we can provide support, advocacy, education, research, and resources.


Sandi Halvorson
Victoria Literacy ConnectionWe help children, youth and adults improve their literacy skills, including reading, writing, and math, by providing tutoring and a variety of other programs.



A10 – 830 Pembroke Street