About ABC

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning. We develop and support the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language. We envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.

Vision

We envision a Canada where everyone has the tools and opportunities they need to improve their literacy and essential skills.

Mission

ABC Life Literacy Canada strengthens organizations that promote adult learning by developing and supporting the use of high-quality introductory learning materials and resources written in clear language.

Values

Lifelong learning: We strive to build our expertise and deepen our understanding by listening, reading, and learning in and out of the classroom.

Integrity: We are honest and transparent across all of our relationships, communications, and activities.

Clarity: We communicate clearly, thoughtfully, and with purpose.

Collaboration: We are inclusive, and we bring together diverse stakeholders to deliver on our vision and mission.

Excellence: We bring our best to our organization, our community, and our activities. We do this through research, evaluation, and innovation, and a careful and considerate stewardship of our financial, human, and community resources.

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Core Services

ABC Life Literacy Canada:

  • Creates and distributes introductory-level, high-quality learning materials to organizations that promote adult learning across Canada.
  • Supports access to and effective use of those materials by providing them at no cost to end users.
  • Consults on clear language and design.
  • Builds awareness of the importance of helping everyone acquire literacy and essential skills.
  • Advocates for literacy and essential skills programming and for the adult learning sector.
  • Contributes to the professionalization and connectedness of organizations that promote adult learning in Canada.

Land Acknowledgement

We, at ABC Life Literacy Canada, recognize the many Indigenous nations who have lived and continue to live across this land. We honour their care of this land and their relationship with it, and are grateful to be living and working here today.

The ABC Life Literacy Canada office is on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples. The land is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

ABC Life Literacy Canada is continuously learning about the history and ongoing realities of Indigenous nations whom we serve. Our Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging Committee guides this learning for our team in an ongoing and sustainable way. We are pleased to share our learning and training with our community.  

About Land Acknowledgements

Historically, land acknowledgements are a practice shared amongst Indigenous nations to recognize the land they are visiting. Today, land acknowledgements remain a way of recognizing, showing respect, and expressing gratitude to the original Peoples of the land we’re occupying. They also raise awareness of the presence and rights of Indigenous nations and the continued impacts of colonialism. 

Learn more about the land where you live and its previous and ongoing history: https://native-land.ca.

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Skills for Success

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