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Community Partners

The Canucks Family Education Centre is grateful for the support and sponsorship of numerous community organizations, including:

Canucks for Kids Fund

The Canucks for Kids Fund dedicates resources to assist charities who support children’s health and wellness, foster the development of grassroots hockey, and facilitate and encourage education in British Columbia. The Canucks for Kids Fund reaches out to various charities and initiatives throughout the year and is a leader in supporting key community events, including Raise-A-Reader, the Canucks for Kids Fund Telethon, Special Olympics BC’s Sports Celebrities Festival, and Canucks Superskills.

Canucks for Kids Fund

Britannia Community Services Centre

The Canucks Family Education Centre is proud to be located within the Britannia Community Services Centre in East Vancouver. Britannia provides countless services to its surrounding communities and stands as a leading contributor in the promotion of health, education and literacy. The centre features an elementary and secondary school, a preschool, a seniors’ centre, childcare centres, a public library, various meeting areas, a teen centre, and a recreation centre. All of these elements contribute to a dynamic and collaborative learning environment.

Britannia Community Services Centre

The Vancouver Sun, Raise-a-Reader Program

Over the past few years, Canwest’s Raise-a-Reader program has grown immensely in its efforts to raise funds and awareness to overcome barriers to literacy at all ages. Raise-a-Reader is an annual event that features numerous local celebrities, sports figures, everyday heroes, and volunteers. Everyone takes time out of their busy schedules to sell newspapers and collect donations for literacy programs that make a lasting impact on the lives of others. In British Columbia, the Vancouver Sun leads the way, working towards a brighter future for children across the province.

Raise-a-Reader Program

Vancouver Sun

Vancouver School Board

Ever since the opening of CFEC in 2002, the Vancouver School Board has continued to be an invaluable support for CFEC and its programs. By housing the Canucks Family Education Centre at Britannia, the Vancouver School Board directly impacts the services of the program, making it available for people in one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Canada.

Vancouver School Board

Burnaby School Board

The Burnaby School Board is a prime example of promoting the diversity and multiculturalism of Canada, and continues to serve as a strong supporter of CFEC. The district is home to a wide range of immigrant and refugee families, and with the establishment of two of CFEC’s programs in the district, will have the ability to depend on the Canucks Family Education Centre for school-integrated family literacy programs.

Burnaby School Board

The Word On The Street

The Word On The Street is Canada's largest book and magazine festival. It is held each September in Vancouver, Toronto, Calgary, Kitchener and Halifax, and is dedicated to promoting reading and literacy throughout the community. Each city's festival features hundreds of author events, presentations, workshops, information booths, and literacy activities. CFEC is a proud sponsor and participant of The Word On The Street.

Word On The Street

The Vancouver Public Library

The Vancouver Public Library (VPL) is the third largest public library system in Canada. Its exceptional collections, services and technologies promote lifelong learning, the love of reading, and a multitude of educational experiences for people of all ages. Reflecting the diversity of the city of Vancouver, the VPL strives to enrich our community through providing access to the world's ideas and information.

Vancouver Public Library

BC Ministry of Education

The BC Ministry of Education is committed to providing equal opportunity and high quality education for students of all ages in efforts to promote and further literacy in BC. The Ministry aims to create more efficient and enhanced learning environments and experiences for students to improve academic success both inside and outside of the classroom.

Ministry of Education of BC

Frontier College

Frontier College operates a variety of literacy programs in locations across Canada. They have been recruiting dedicated volunteers to work with Canadian children, youth and adults from all over Canada since 1899. Since then, their programs have helped millions of Canadians improve their literacy skills. Frontier College also helps other community-based organizations set up and run literacy programs for their own participants.

Frontier College

Community and Post-Secondary Support

The Canucks Family Education Centre is proud to partner with and support local post-secondary schools. By offering numerous volunteer positions as well as accepting practicum students and interns, CFEC acts as a key community player determined to further literacy at every age. CFEC has worked with students from Simon Fraser University, Langara College, the University of British Columbia, and Vancouver Community College.

Vancouver Community College Langara College
University of British Columbia Simon Fraser University

To learn more about CFEC's  role in the community and how you can get involved, contact us at 604-713-8266 (7110).