Government Initiatives Promoting Literacy Best Practices (2004)

This document offers an overview of literacy programs and services provided by professionals and volunteers across Canada. It was prepared by the Council of the Federation (CoF), which is made up of the premiers of Canada’s provinces and territories.

The services described are provided through schools, post-secondary institutions, community groups, libraries, and workplaces. They include early childhood and family literacy initiatives; outreach programs; workplace education; literacy instruction in prisons; programs for specific groups like seniors, persons with disabilities, and Aboriginal people; and initiatives aimed at learners in remote communities.

The authors note that underlying all of these programs and services is a clear demand on the part of governments for accountability. Performance management systems, along with delivery and outcomes guidelines, have been put in place to ensure the strategies and initiatives are working for learners and for the community.

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