The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990. The vision of the Society is to see literacy rates in our community improve: almost 25% of the population between the ages of 18 and 35 have not completed high school, and over 35% of working-age people do not have the literacy skills they need to achieve their goals in the modern economy. Literacy programs can have a significant impact, bettering the economic, social and civic life of our citizens.
Fort St. John Literacy Society programs are funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry of Advanced Education, and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation. Other funders include Children First, United Way, North Peace Savings and Credit Union, Decoda Literacy Solutions, Imperial Oil Resources, Fort St. John Rotary, and private donors. The Society also undertakes various fundraising events each year.
Society programs include classes and individual one-to-one tutoring. Adult learners may either bring course or work-related material they want to study, or the Program Coordinator can set out a curriculum to help them meet their individual literacy goals, such as improving reading comprehension. The Society helps an average of 60 adult learners each year through family literacy classes, one-to-one tutoring, and ESL programs. We have approximately 30 trained volunteer tutors.
Fort St. John North Peace Museum
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the Fort St. John region from First Nations’ settlements to the oil and gas industries of today.
Operated by the North Peace Historical Society, the Fort St. John North Peace Museum tells the story of the North Peace through interactive exhibits.
Come explore a tepee, trapper’s cabin, blacksmith’s shop, 1921 school room, 1930s dentist office, missionary chapel, 1930 Outpost Hospital room, Finch’s General Store, British Columbia Police Barracks, furnished rooms of a pioneer home, post office, newspaper office, Alaska Highway exhibit, photographs, artefacts, and more! The museum is pleased to provide guided tours when contacted in advance.
The museum’s archives preserve photographs, documents, and genealogical resources.
Local history books and souvenirs are available in the museum gift shop.
The Fort St. John North Peace Museum and North Peace Historical Society connect residents and visitors of all ages to the history and communities of the North Peace River area of British Columbia. We are a welcoming centre where the history of Fort St. John and area is kept alive through the preservation, management, and exhibition of our collection as well as our educational programs and events.