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About the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation


We have a big mission: to ensure all children in Canada are equipped to achieve their full potential.   

We were founded in 2017 to provide a national voice for children’s literacy.

We raise awareness of the importance of early literacy, promote and develop children’s literacy initiatives, champion literacy partners, and empower people to build literacy skills in their homes and communities.

Why? Because building literacy skills in children is one of the most effective ways to ensure they can achieve their full potential in school and throughout life. Literacy opens doors to understanding, empathy, critical thinking, and the capacity for lifelong learning. A more literate nation is healthier, more productive, and more socially engaged.

Yet too many children are being left behind.

Together, we can change this.

Let’s make Canada’s children the most literate in the world.