Ensuring Full Literacy in a multicultural and digital world

Ensuring Full Literacy is a team of Canadian and international scholars and industry, community and outreach partners working to bridge the many dimensions of literacy acquisition in our multicultural and digitally-connected world.

Ensuring Full Literacy in a multicultural and digital world

Ensuring Full Literacy is a team of Canadian and international scholars and industry, community and outreach partners working to bridge the many dimensions of literacy acquisition in our multicultural and digitally-connected world.

About Us

Our researchers bring expertise in the skills central to literacy development, such as oral language and culture, and in new, cutting-edge methodological approaches, including digital media, neuroimaging, and computational analysis.

Our goal is to generate the scientific knowledge necessary to ensure full literacy – the deep text comprehension needed to succeed in our rapidly-evolving knowledge economy – in increasingly diverse workspaces and communities.

News & Events

All the latest stories and events from our team.

  • News

    CCLF Submission to the Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2021 Federal Budget

    On Feb. 19, as part of the Government of Canada’s 2021 Pre-Budget Consultation process, Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation made a written submission on behalf of thirty organizations, including Ensuring Full Literacy. In this submission, we support the development of a high-quality, accessible and affordable early learning and childcare system in Canada. In order to enable…

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    Mark Turin speaks to CBC about proposed modifications to the Official Languages Act

    Co-Lead of the Language Background and Culture theme, Mark Turin, speaks to CBC’s Gloria Macarenko about what the proposed modifications to the Official Languages Act would mean for the cultural landscape in Canada. You can listen to the segment on CBC here.

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    Building a rich linguistic foundation in the time of mask wearing

    Henny Yeung, Suzanne Curtin and Janet Werker recently published an article in the Globe and Mail on mask wearing and child language development. With mask wearing in public places now a daily habit, many wonder whether reduced exposure to faces will affect children’s language development and school-based learning. As researchers seek to address concerns of…

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Projects

Our interdisciplinary team of researchers and partners focus on factors critical to achieving full literacy in an increasingly digital and multicultural world. Our goal is to create knowledge, programs, services, and products that ensure success for all readers, but with special attention on those readers whose challenges might not yet be recognized or understood.