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.

Stetis imexstowx Walk Beside Us 

Abbotsford community partners collaborate to present commemorative event in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We invite the public and media to join us in a momentous event as we acknowledge our commitment to Truth and Reconciliation on the Traditional, Ancestral, Unceded, and Shared territories of the Stó:lō people, Mathxwí First Nation, Semá:th First Nation, and Leq’á:mel First Nation.

All ages are welcome to this free indoor/outdoor event, where we will come together to learn and share. The public event will feature:

This commemorative event is made possible thanks to the collaboration of dedicated community partners.

We look forward to your participation in this important event as we come together to honour our shared history, learn from one another, and take meaningful steps toward reconciliation.

Follow @stetisimexstowxgathering for ongoing updates leading up to the event.

September 30th, 2023  |  10 AM – 2 PM  |  Civic Plaza/Thunderbird Square, 32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford, BC 

*(Activities will take place in a number of buildings in the Civic Plaza as well as around Thunderbird Square)