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 also through our library services and website. Read more about The Centre
Your donations support:
A reading promotion project at the Montreal Children's Hospital, and other action-research projects
Our latest additions to the website include:
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..
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".
Recent updates: Brigid Hayes asks "what is OLES currently funding?". CASEA publishes an open letter to Jason Kenney, Copian takes its websites and online documents collection offline
Recent actions by and statements from the Government of Canada make it clear that it will no longer support a pan-Canadian adult literacy "infrastructure”. This will force many Canadian adult literacy organizations to downsize or close. Here, we summarize and link to news stories and announcements about the current situation.
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