Literacy Matters Abbotsford


Literacy Matters Abbotsford is Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This is a membership of many organizations and programs including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Abbotsford Community Services, University of the Fraser Valley, and Abbotsford School District to name a few. Literacy Matters Abbotsford is funded by Decoda, through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs  (see Decoda for more information). The goal of Literacy Matters Abbotsford is to connect literacy services to individuals; to connect services to each other; and to address the literacy gaps in Abbotsford. 


Visit our Home Page regularly to learn new about our programs, community involvement and upcoming events below!

Reading Buddies Volunteer Registration OPEN

Please visit our Volunteers page to register for our Reading Buddies program, under Reading Buddies / Volunteer Application Forms (mid-page).  Reading Buddies is a program of Literacy Matters Abbotsford, Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This program supports children in grades 1 to 5 who are working to improve their reading.

Big Buddy volunteers are matched with Little Buddies for a one-on-one weekly session at the library. Within the one hour sessions, Little Buddies discover the joy and fun of reading while building their confidence; Big Buddies act as mentors while fostering a love of books in the children.

Follow our new Instagram account @readingbuddiesabby to be in touch with our Reading Buddies Coordinator, Monique

Truth and Reconciliation Day

September 30th

Literacy Matters Abbotsford along with several other community organizations hosted an event for Truth and Reconciliation Day at Civic Plaza. We partnered with the Abbotsford Children’s Theatre to present “Phyllis’s Orange Shirt” by Phyllis Webstad. While we may all be familiar with seeing and wearing orange shirts, it was good to share in participating where the idea originated. Phyllis’s story is an important story to hear. We set up the story as a story walk so people either could read the story at their own pace and or listen as actors from the theatre company performed dramatic narration throughout the day. Thank you to those young narrators for sharing their skills in such a powerful way and to the theater company for sharing with us on this project.