Literacy in Canada

The 2013 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), an initiative of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development ( OECD), provided international comparable measures of three skills that are essential to processing information: literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving in technology-rich environments.

According to the PIAAC, 48% of Canadians and 45% of Albertans (aged 16- 65) have literacy skills that fall below a high school level. Having strong literacy skills is the foundation to all learning and essential to be able to fully participate in society. Our programs, training, and resources are tools used to support improving literacy levels in the community.

Free Resources for Parents and Professionals

We offer a number of free resources for families to use to support their progress in the field of literacy.

Web Resources

Flit App for iOS

Early interaction with children, like sharing books, talking, singing, or playing, help lay the foundation for early language and literacy – key skills for success. The app provides parents with specifically tailored activities designed to build strong reading, writing and literacy skills in their child, and have fun doing it!


A YouTube Playlist with 5-minute videos that provide parents/caregivers with tips, activities and songs they can introduce into their daily routine. 

Go to the FamLit5 Playlist 

Literacy Activities & Articles

Recent Activity Posts

Idile’s Story

We had the pleasure of interviewing some of our adult learners about the impact of our Tutor Program. This month we are featuring Idile, a

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