David Bouchard Headshot

3rd Annual Literacy & Learning Day Conference

Date:       April 16th, 2005

Venue:     N.A.I.T

# Registered:   978

Keynote Speaker:   David Bouchard

Keynote Topic:       The Love of Reading

# of Workshops:      51

Additional Information:

-       Sixty thousand registration forms were distributed to Public and Catholic Schools throughout Edmonton and the surrounding areas.

-       86% of Catholic schools were represented

-       90% of Public schools were represented

-       43 presenters offered 51 distinct workshops to parents, covering areas of literacy, behavioral concerns, computer technology, drugs and kids, study habits and much more. (These presenters, often paid for these sessions elsewhere, volunteered their time and expertise for this event!)

-       The superintendents of Edmonton Catholic Schools and Edmonton Public Schools both spoke on the vital role parents play in the literacy development of their children.

And we also know that Literacy and Learning Day works!

-       98% of parents who evaluated Literacy and Learning Day felt that the information that they received during the day would help them support their child's literacy and learning in school.

-       99% of parents said they would recommend Literacy and Learning Day to others

2005 Acknowledgements:

Platinum Donors
Over $2,500

Delwood Parent Support Association
Edmonton Catholic School Board
Ralph Anderson Learning Foundation
Dickinsfield Parent Council

Diamond Donors
$1,000 - $2,499

Earl Buxton School Council
Evansdale Parent Advisory
Friends of Balwin Society
J.A. Fife Parent Committee
Mount Royal Parent Advisory Council
Newton Community Leaque
Parents at Westbrook Society
Woodvale Community League

Gold Donors
$500 - $999

Gariepy Parent Association
McKernan School
Princeton Parent Volunteer Association
Russ Ruhr - Sutton Realty

Silver Donors
$250 - $499

Belmont Elementary Parent Association
Belvedere School
Brander Gardens School Council
Victoria School of Performing & Visual Arts
Lendrum Parent Advisory Council
Traders Publications

Bronze Donors
Up to $249

Clara Tyner Parent Association
Neat Pac - Newton Elementary Parent Advisory Council
T.D. Baker Parent Advisory Council
Avonmore Partners in Education Association
Kildare Parent Support Association
Aldergrove Parent Advisory Council
Bannerman Elem./Jr. High School
Bisset Parent Association
Blessed Kateri Parent Advisory Society of Millwoods
Callingwood School Council
Friends of Old Scona Academic Society
Friends of Sherwood Society
Kenilworth School Parents Association
King Edward Educational Parent Society
Londonderry Parent Advisory Association
Louis St Laurent Parent Advisory
Mcleod School Council
Northmount Elementary School Parent Council
Our Lady of Mount Carmel School Parent Association
Our Lady of Victories School Advisory Council
Parent Advisory of Lymburn
Pollard Meadows School
Rio Terrace Parent Advisory Association
St Cecilia's PTSAS
St Edmund School Parent Advisory Council
St Elizabeth Parent Advisory Association
St Hilda Parent Association
St Lucy Parent Advisory Association
St Martin School Parent Advisory Society
St Mary Catholic School Fundraising Association
St Rose School Council
Steinhauer Funding for the Future Society
The Windsor Park Fundraising Society

Donations In-Kind

Chickenlip Consulting Corp.
Communications Group Red Deer Ltd.
Corporate Express
Douglas Printing
Haweli East Indian Restaurant
Life Touch
Red Deer Public Library


And last, but far from least,
a very special thank you to all our volunteers.
For all your efforts we are truly grateful.