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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    The Ensuring Full Literacy in a Multicultural and Digital World project has received funding through the BC Knowledge Development Fund (BCKDF).

    The project, led by Language Sciences co-director Dr. Janet Werker, professor of Psychology, and Dr. Muhammad Abdul-Mageed, Language Sciences Research Lead and assistant professor in Linguistics and School of Information, received $199,968 in the latest round of funding. This complements the Canada Foundation for Innovation funding the project received in 2020 for research infrastructure associated…

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    Ensuring Full Literacy team publishes report with the RSC: Impact of COVID-19 on Language and Literacy

    Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the lives and well-being of individuals and communities all over the world. Members of the Ensuring Full Literacy in a Multicultural and Digital World team have contributed to the Royal Society of Canada’s (RSC) Task Force on COVID-19, chaired by Dr. Tom Marrie, FRSC. The aim…

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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.