img_1477The Flower Cart Group believes that improving workplace literacy skills will make it easier for learners to secure and maintain competitive employment. Success in our Literacy Program will mean access to more employment opportunities, as well as a host of positive impacts on the lives of learners. Our Literacy Program helps learners achieve their goals and go beyond their perceived limitations.

Our Literacy Program is especially designed for adults considered intellectually disabled. Following and modifying the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL), we offer a practical approach to learning fundamental reading, writing and math skills. Learners also learn how to work with money, budgeting and banking as well.

One qualified, paid instructor works with a small number of learners per class. Any instructor hired for this program is familiar with the educational needs and requirements of adults considered intellectually disabled, and has obtained the Department of Education Tutor Training Certification or equivalent.

Literacy classes are held in various locations to accommodate our learners. Classes are held on week-days. Typically classes are scheduled for small groups of learners (4 – 6 people). Groups usually meet 3 times per week for 2 hours per class. For example, one group might meet Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.  Schedules can be arranged to accommodate learners who hold jobs.

Funding for our Literacy instructor is provided in part by Valley Community Learning Association.

To apply for the Literacy Program, contact Lisa Hammett Vaughan at 902-681-2349 or email  lisahammettvaughan@flowercart.ca. Lisa will arrange an interview to determine next steps in the application process.

There is no cost to enroll.