Programs & Initiatives

ABC Life Literacy Canada offers a variety of free programs and resources for community learning organizations. Our programs touch on all areas of literacy, from family and workplace literacy to financial and digital literacy.

Whether you’re looking for a way to prepare your learners to enter the workforce, offer new engaging programming for families or help newcomers understand banking in Canada, we have a program to suit your needs.

Browse our programs below to learn more.

Programs Across Canada

Check the map to see where our programs are running.

  • Created in partnership with Elections Canada, A Guide to Voting helps literacy practitioners engage adult learners in civic literacy ahead of federal elections.

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  • Essential Skills Day is an annual initiative every September to raise awareness about the importance of workplace literacy and essential skills training.

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  • Family Literacy Day takes place every January 27th to raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy activities as a family.

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  • ABC Health Matters empowers Canadians to manage their health better by increasing confidence when talking and making decisions about health issues.

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  • HSBC Family Literacy First is a program that aims to bring parents and children together to practice family literacy through free online resources.

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  • ABC Internet Matters empowers Canadians who aren't comfortable using the internet with the knowledge they need to get started.

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  • Since 1994, LEARN has helped connect adult learners with local literacy programs based on their needs, whether it be ESL, family literacy or skills upgrading.

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  • Learning at the Museum aims to increase learner confidence in cultural activities by making cultural spaces more accessible through workbook-based workshops.

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  • Money Matters is a free introductory financial literacy program for adult learners, new Canadians, Indigenous Peoples and people with diverse abilities.

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  • UP Skills for Work helps adult learners develop nine key employability skills needed through free workshops and downloadable workbooks.

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  • Youth Teaching Adults is a free introductory digital literacy program for adult learners, led by youth volunteer-tutors.

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