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
Your donations support:
A reading promotion project at the Montreal Children's Hospital, and other action-research projects
A series of webinars developed in cooperation with the European Basic Skills Network (ESBN) to lay the groundwork for the 2015 Summer Institute. Register here.
English under the Arches (EUA): Innovative Workplace Training at McDonald’s USA (Thursday, May 7, 2015, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.(EST))
Blended learning with technology for adult basic skills: Innovative International Examples – Canada, Ireland (Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:00 – 2:15 p.m (EST)
Formation hybride et a distance : innovations francophones – Canada, France (jeudi, le 21 mai, 2015, 1 : 00 a 2 :15)
Please note our new email address: email@example.com.
June 11-12, 2015, University of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec.
Hear Emad Rizkalla from BlueDrop Performance on the need for a broad civic-economic-government engagement to apply technology to basic skills training, and more...
Unprecedented offer! $285 gives you access to the Institute June 11-12) and the World Assembly (June 11-14). After April 30: $325
Le Centre de documentation sur l’éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDÉACF), in collaboration with RESDAC and The Centre for Literacy, are pleased to announce the re-launch of the Copian bilingual online resource collection (formerly the National Adult Literacy Database) , which closed earlier this year. Now housed on the CDÉACF servers, the collection is accessible in English and French.
The International evidence review of basic skills: learning from high-performing and improving countries, which includes a focused case study of Canada, is now included in our list of PIAAC research and resources. The Centre for Literacy contributed a background review for the study on Canada.
Some surprising facts:
To raise a bilingual child, parents do not have to communicate only in one language each
Children with autism can learn two languages, and do not experience additional delays.
View the video and powerpoints from the January 2015 Family Literacy Day Medical Grand Rounds lecture by speech-language pathologist Caroline Erdos, PhD.
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