Family Literacy Day is January 27

Every year on January 27, ABC Life Literacy Canada hosts Family Literacy Day, the largest national family literacy event in Canada. Literacy organizations, schools, libraries and media groups will coordinate numerous literacy-themed events and activities across the country in honour of this special initiative.

Award-winnning author Barbara Reid has been named the honorary chair for Family Literacy Day 2016.

For more information about Family Literacy Day, visit

Ahead of the event, the organization will be hosting a Family Literacy Tweet Chat from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (EDT) on December 10, 2015. The live Twitter chat may be of interest to newspaper reporters who are planning on covering the event. Follow @abclifeliteracy on Twitter and use the hashtag #FLDchat to join the conversation.