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Canadian Network of International Reading Association Councils (CNIRAC) is a non-profit organization that connects the provincial associations, local reading councils, special interest councils and groups of the International Literacy Association in Canada. The purpose of CNIRAC is to provide communication and serve as a forum for discussion on Canadian literacy issues.


International Literacy Association

Since 1956, ILA has been a nonprofit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy.  More than 70,000 members strong, the Association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism, and professional development activities.  Our members promote high levels of literacy for all by:

  • Improving the quality of reading instruction
  • Disseminating research and information about reading
  • Encouraging the lifetime reading habit

Local Councils and Affiliates


Nominations for the CNIRAC Service Award are being accepted! Deadline for nominations are June 14, 2016. Details on the criteria, contact and application form are available by following the link: CNILAC Award.


Everyone is invited to the 2016 Canadian Reception at the 61st Annual ILA Convention in Boston, Massachusetts. The reception is being held in the Fairfax Room - 3rd Floor at the Sheraton Boston Hotel from 6:30pm to 9:00pm.

If you are a company or publisher and wish to donate to the Canadian Reception, please fill out the following form: Canadian Reception Donation Sheet. If you are a Provincial Council, please fill out the following form: Canadian Reception Council Form.

CNIRAC and C-SIG rely on financial contributions from Canadian reading councils/associations to fund refreshments for The Canadian Reception. CNIRAC and C-SIG are grateful for any financial assistance that you can provide as all donations are directed entirely to the cost of refreshments. All contributors are recognized at the reception!



International Literacy Association (ILA) 61st Annual Convention.

Boston, Massachusetts - July 9 to 11, 2016


Featured Sessions (ILA 61st Annual Convention Boston):

Canadian Special Interest Group

Tranforming Literacy Lives Through School Wide and Council Initiatives: Voices From Western Canada

Saturday, July 9, 2016 (2:00pm - 4:00pm)

Sheraton Boston, Liberty B/C


Indigenous Peoples Special Interest Group

Culturally Sensitive Instruction

Sunday, July 10, 2016 (8:00am-9:00am)

Sheraton Boston, Liberty A





Contact your provincial reading council for membership information.

For membership in the Canadian Special Interest Group on Literacy (CSIG-L) follow the CSIG-L link above.