About ABC

ABC Life Literacy Canada is a national charitable organization that champions literacy by empowering adult learners, raising awareness, and supporting the adult learning sector. We develop and support the use of foundational learning materials and help to build the capacity of the sector by convening and connecting the adult literacy community, and advocating for skills programming. We envision a Canada where everyone has the skills and opportunities to fully participate in learning, life, and work.

Vision

We envision a Canada where everyone has the skills and opportunities to fully participate in learning, life, and work.

Mission

ABC Life Literacy Canada champions literacy in Canada by empowering adult learners, raising awareness, and by collaborating with and supporting the adult learning sector.

ABC Life Literacy Strategic Plan
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Values

Learning: We pursue new knowledge, perspectives, and ways of working.

Collaboration: We work together constructively as a team and with other organizations.

Integrity: We are fair, reliable, and transparent across our communications, relationships, and activities.

Access: We make it easier for people to access learning opportunities.

Core Services

ABC Life Literacy Canada:

  • Develops, publishes, and distributes foundational learning materials.
  • Supports access to those materials by providing them at no cost to educators and learners.
  • Builds awareness of the importance of helping adult learners and families improve their literacy skills.
  • Advocates for literacy skills programming and for the adult foundational learning sector.
  • Builds the capacity of the sector by convening and connecting the adult literacy community.

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.

Programs Across Canada

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Contact Staff

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Skills for Success

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Careers

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