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Canada’s pre-eminent literacy organization, The Centre for Literacy supports best practices and informed policy development in literacy and essential skills by creating bridges between research, policy and practice. We do this through learning events (including institutes and workshops), action research projects and publications, and  through our website. Read more about The Centre

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What's New

New: Summer Institute 2014 Presentations Online, and more

Our latest additions include:

"Digital Literacy for Preschoolers: Maximizing the Benefits of eBooks for Emergent Literacy", June 26-27, 2015, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec

This conference will feature the results of the Digital Literacy for pre-schoolers digital media research and development project. The Centre has been a partner in this project  since 2012.

August 2014 Research Scan

Our August 2014 scan features summaries of a presentation on low-proficiency adult readers in Canada (PIAAC); a report on UPSKILL, a randomized control trial of outcomes of a workplace LES intervention in Canada's accommodations industry; reports on measurement of learning outcomes of adult education programs, and more..

Calgary Charter Praised for Advancing Health Equity

In a blog posting, Communicate Health, a respected company specializing in clear health communication, praises the Calgary Charter as a great framework for "empowering people and helping them learn how to transform information into action".

Defunding of Adult Literacy Organizations Means Hard Times for Sector

The Government of Canada announced in May 2014 that it would no longer support a pan-Canadian adult literacy "infrastructure”. This forced many Canadian adult literacy organizations to downsize or close. Here are some of the reactions and losses.

  • Voir aussi les pages page de RESDAC et de CDÉACF sur l`abolition des subventions fédérales pour les organismes d'alphabétisation et de développement des compétences