Edmonton Election 2017

The Edmonton Literacy Coalition sent a letter to candidates asking them to provide us with a statement of commitment outlining how they will support the work of the ELC. Below are the responses we have received.

2017 Edmonton Civic Election Candidate Responses (link to pdf)


Report from Proceedings, Reading the Future, Planning to Meet Edmonton’s Literacy Needs

(link to pdf)


Ad Campaign

For people with low literacy rates, the world is a very different place than it is for those who read well. Many people with low literacy struggle to interpret the meaning of basic written text. This can cause them great difficulty with reading directions, heeding safety warnings, filling out paperwork, and other basic life actions that people with higher literacy levels take for granted.

Our series of ads is aimed at demonstrating the challenges that people with low literacy skills encounter in navigating daily life in Alberta.

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"If we talk about literacy, we have to talk about how to enhance our children's mastery over the tools needed to live intelligent, creative, and involved lives."

— Danny Glover