Calgary Literacy Programs

Family Literacy Programs

All family literacy groups are run without any cost to the families participating thanks to our funding from Advanced Education.

Books for Little Ones

In this six week group program parents can:

  • share and enjoy stage appropriate books with their little ones
  • learn how to support the development of language, early literacy and social interactions
  • connect with staff who have experience, knowledge and resources to support families of Deaf and hard of hearing children
  • receive a book bag and 4-6 quality books to support further learning in the home
Read and Sign

In this six week group program parents can:

  • learn new ways of sharing books using visual strategies from an experienced sign language facilitator
  • learn sign language vocabulary to support understanding of pictures and stories in selected children’s books
  • learn how to use books, games, crafts and activities to enhance early literacy and language
  • receive a book bag and 4-6 quality books to support further learning in the home
Building Sign Communication

In this eight week in-home support program parents are:

  • provided strategies and activities to help their children with early literacy development with the support of American Sign Language
  • provided a facilitator who can help families build stronger communication through their support and knowledge of ASL
In-Home Sign Language Instruction

The in-home sign communication program is designed for families to enhance their relationship with their children through signed communication skill building in the natural environment of their home.  Sign language instructors provide strategies and activities to facilitate communication and vocabulary building related to a family’s interests and activities.  Typically a session is once per week for 8 weeks during the day, evening or weekend.  The family chooses the goals and priorities and determines the focus, pace, content and participants involved in the service.  Service is based on need and determined annually.

Contact Us

We would love to hear from you! Below you will find contact information for Connect Society. Feel free to contact us either by phone, e-mail, or through our online contact form at the bottom of this page.


Reception Hours

Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

General Inquiries

Edmonton (780) 454-9581
Calgary (403) 828-1937


Edmonton (587) 921-3478
Calgary (403) 828-1937

(780) 447-5820

Edmonton Address

6240 – 113 Street

Edmonton, Alberta  T6H 3L2

Calgary Address

4631 85 Street NW

Calgary, Alberta  T3B 2R8

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