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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 Literacy Association in Canada. The purpose of CNIRAC is to provide communication and serve as a forum for discussion on Canadian literacy issues.

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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

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Nominations for the CNIRAC Service Award are being accepted! Deadline for nominations are May 31. Details on the criteria, contact and application form are available by following the link: CNIRAC Award.

CANADIAN RECEPTION IN ST. LOUIS, MO TO BE ANNOUNCED (ATTACHED INVITATION)!

Everyone is invited to the 2015 Canadian Reception at the 60th Annual ILA Convention in St. Louis, Missouri. The reception will be held at the Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel, Majestic Room A, in St. Louis, MO on July 19, 2015 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

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!

 

EVENTS AND CONFERENCES

International 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

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION

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.