Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum 2008: Legacy

In April 2008, the Pan-Canadian Interactive Literacy Forum, the first of its kind, took place in nine different locations across the country.

Hosted by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, the forum used webcast technology to connect 3,000 learners, literacy experts, and delegates from a number of sectors (education, non-profit, business, and labour) at sites in Vancouver, Whitehorse, Edmonton, Regina, Winnipeg, Arviat, Toronto, Montreal, and Saint John.

In addition to keynote speakers, each site hosted local presentations and training workshops that covered literacy-related topics from pre-school to adult literacy.

To facilitate continued discussion and learning post-forum, much of these materials was recorded and is accessible on this site:

This rich legacy of forum materials has been made available on-line to support efforts to raise literacy levels from coast to coast to coast.

To continue the conversation on literacy, visit