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.

ABC Life Literacy Canada strategic plan
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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.

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.

Celebrating 30 Years of Literacy

2020 marks ABC Life Literacy Canada’s 30th anniversary. Since our inception on September 8, 1990, we’ve worked tirelessly to support the literacy and learning community in Canada. Through the development of programming and resources, awareness-raising for the literacy cause and millions of dollars raised for community literacy programs, ABC Life Literacy Canada fulfills its mission to strengthen organizations that promote adult learning and to support literacy in Canada.

Watch our 30th anniversary video.

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Programs Across Canada

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Contact Staff

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