About Us

Working for children’s literacy since 1983

Our Mission

“To foster literacy and a love of reading among young people in Alberta by providing access to the province’s literary artists and their work.”
Literacy unlocks the door to self-expression, creativity, and imagination.

It’s also a key to learning, communication, and critical thinking. Educators need a robust toolbox to inspire children and teens to take a break from screens and embrace books. Presentations by professional authors, illustrators, and storytellers are a vibrant and dynamic tool to get kids excited about reading and writing.

We strive to give Alberta’s children and youth the basis for the quality of life they deserve.  Through our programs, we create opportunities for Alberta’s young people to be inspired by the province’s literary artists. Every child should experience the joy of reading and writing and have the opportunity to experience the arts to discover their creativity and imagination and to develop strong literacy skills.

Literacy is the foundation for a lifetime of learning, communicating, academic success, and meaningful employment

We strive to give Alberta’s children and youth the basis for the quality of life they deserve. We are committed to creating opportunities for Alberta’s children to be inspired by the province’s literary artists. We believe that every child should have the opportunity to experience the arts to discover their creativity and imagination and to develop strong literacy skills. Every child in Alberta, regardless of location or socio-economic status, should experience the joy of reading and writing.

YABS has brought together a diverse pool of talented Albertan authors, illustrators and storytellers who create for a variety of ages. Membership with YABS helps them bring the literary arts into classrooms and enrich the lives of children and youth through workshops, readings, and presentations.

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Our Staff

Stephanie Gregorwich,

Executive Director

Jenn Plamondon,

Deputy Director

Board of Directors

Catherine Little,

Chairperson

Rita Feutl,

Vice-Chair

Kathy Oster,

Treasurer

Kathy Jessup,

Secretary

Manita Thapa,

Director

Win Greenwood,

Director

Shaula Corr,

Director

Linda MacDougall,

Director

David Poulsen,

Director

Carol Herder,

Director

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