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CSIG-L acts as a forum for communicating and discussing issues affecting literacy in Canada. It develops systems for disseminating information regarding literacy issues, theory, research and practice. As a Special Interest Group we are also alloted time during the International Literacy Association's Annual Conference to promote and support Canadian literacy through a presentation style format. Membership to CSIG-L helps determine the amount of time we are given during these conventions.


Membership to CSIG-L helps ensure that the Canadian SIG on Literacy has time during the ILA Annual Convention to support Canadian interests in Literacy. Membership also ensures access to a newsletter and information on CSIG-L activities. If you are interested in becoming a member of CSIG-L please fill out the membership form from the link below and send it via email or mail to:

MEMBERSHIP: CSIG-L Pamphlet (pdf)

Canadian Special Interest Group on Literacy

c/o C. Garth Brooks

901-1051 Broughton Street

Vancouver, BC V6G 0B6


email: cgarthbrooks@gmail.com


There is also a small membership fee of $10 to help support the publication of the newsletter. Please send cheques to the address above.

It is not necessary to be a member of the ILA to join, however it is recommended.



You are all invited to attend our presentation at the ILA 60th Annual Conference in Boston, Massachusetts


Canadian Special Interest Group - Literacy (CSIG-L)

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

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

Sheraton Boston, Liberty B/C




Position Name
Chairperson Sandra Quayle
Vice-Chairperson under construction
Secretary / Treasurer Dianne Beetam
Newsletter / Editor Garth Brooks
Membership Garth Brooks