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National Strategy for Early Literacy Consultation Schedule

Public consultation dates for the National Strategy for Early Literacy have been confirmed and are as follows:

Wednesday, March 4th: Winnipeg, MB
Monday, March 9th: Edmonton, AB
Thursday, March 12th: Halifax, NS
Friday, March 13th: Fredericton, NB
Wednesday, March 18th: Toronto, ON
Thursday, March 19th: Ottawa, ON
Friday, March 20th: Montreal, QC
Monday, March 23rd: Vancouver, BC

Members of the public are invited to attend all consultations. To register please visit

Locations are in the process of being finalized and will be posted as soon as they are available. 
The National Strategy for Early Literacy (NSEL) is a Canada-wide initiative to improve the
literacy skills of Canadian children and youth. NSEL engages a broad coalition of
organizations and individuals to understand and describe what can be done to improve
literacy outcomes for young Canadians, and to put these actions into practice.  The
conclusion of the NSEL process will be a coherent, feasible, evidence-based national
strategy for early literacy, including a clear statement of activities required and of the
organizations that must take responsibility for these actions.  For more information visit
The NSEL initiative is being coordinated by the Canadian Language and Literacy
Network (CLLRNet;, a Canada-wide network engaging practitioners,
policymakers, researchers and trainees in every province and territory with the common
goal of improving literacy skills in Canada. 

I was born with a hearing disability that no one has detected. If I don't get help early on, my speech and language development will be severely affected.

Early identification and treatment of biological impairments is critical to my cognitive and social development. My ability to learn speech and language depends on it.

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