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Family Literacy Outreach
Learning English at home
Family Literacy Outreach (FLO) matches trained, compassionate volunteers to work one-to-one with a newcomer family, so they can improve English literacy. Learning to read and comprehend English is essential for the caregiver to secure a job, navigate social services, and build relationships with others in this city.
Newcomer families will get opportunities to enhance their English and other literacy skills by doing fun and interactive activities together. Tutors also inform and help families explore other community resources that will strengthen the family’s connection to their neighbourhood. Volunteer tutors are always needed – get in touch now!
English Conversation Clubs
Practice speaking English with friends from around the world, and around the neighbourhood! Join our English Conversation Clubs.
- Beginners English Conversation Club
- Intermediate English Conversation Club
- Seniors English Conversation Club
Participate & Volunteer
Volunteer tutors receive training to successfully support the participants learning needs. This program is in partnership with Vancouver Community College and sponsored by the Ministry of Advanced Education.
We are always looking for volunteer tutors and families for this program. Please contact Morie If you know of a family who would benefit, or a volunteer who would like to be a tutor.
Tutor with us
To volunteer as a tutor, please contact Morie Ford:
604.879.8208 ext 232
Our House’s Morie Ford is awarded 2019’s Council for the Federation Literacy Award in BC
Morie Ford (pictured left) with Honorable Melanie Mark, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills & Training, receiving the award at Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House by BC Ministry of Education Morie Ford, a dedicated long-time literacy tutor, mentor,...
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House wins AMSSA Diversity Award
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Volunteers learn how to teach Canadian Immigrants English
by Ashley Burr | Breakfast Television "In just 10 hours 18 volunteers will learn how to teach English to women who have recently immigrated to Canada. The Vancouver-based Family Literacy Outreach program has volunteers go to newcomers’ homes for one-on-one tutoring...
Family Literacy Outreach Coordinator
604.879.8208 ext 232