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Canadian Network of International Reading Association Councils (CNIRAC) is a non-profit organization that connects the Provincial Associations, local reading councils, special interest councils and groups of the International Reading Association in Canada. The purpose CNIRAC is to provide communication and serve as a forum for discussion on Canadian literacy issues.


International Literacy Association

Since 1956, ILA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.  More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.  Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:

  • Improving the quality of reading instruction
  • Disseminating research and information about reading
  • Encouraging the lifetime reading habit

Local Councils and Affiliates


Nominations for the CNIRAC Service Award are being accepted! Deadline for nominations are November 1, 2015. Details on the criteria, contact and application form are available by following the link: CNIRAC Award.


Everyone is invited to the 2015 Canadian Reception at the 60th Annual IRA Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The reception location, time and date will be announced as soon as it is available.

If you are a company or publisher and wish to donate to the Canadian Reception, please fill out the following form: Canadian Reception Donation Sheet. If you are a Provincial Council, please fill out the following form: Canadian Reception Council Form.

CNIRAC and C-SIG rely on financial contributions from Canadian reading councils/associations to fund refreshments for The Canadian Reception. CNIRAC and C-SIG are grateful for any financial assistance that you can provide as all donations are directed entirely to the cost of refreshments. All contributors are recognized at the reception!



The 3rd Manitoba Adolescent Literacy Summit

Winnipeg, Mannitoba - April 9 to 10, 2015


Inernational Literacy Association (ILA) 60th Annual Convention.

St. Louis, Missouri - July 17 to 20, 2015


Featured Sessions (ILA 60th Annual Convention St. Louis):

Special Interest Group

Adolescent Literacy in Action: The Province of Ontario's Approach

Monday, July 20, 2015 (11:00am - 1:00pm)

Americas Center St. Louis Room: 150


Indigenous Peoples Special Interest Group

Language Comprehension and Closing the Gap

Sunday, July 19, 2015 (3:00pm-5:00pm)

Americas Center St. Louis Room: 150





Contact your provincial reading council for membership information.

For membership in the Canadian Special Interest Group on Literacy (CSIG-L) follow the CSIG-L link above.