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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 CNIRAC is to provide communication and serve as a forum for discussion on Canadian literacy issues.


The goals of the Canadian Network of IRA Councils are as follows:

  1. Serve as a network of communication among Canadian councils
  2. Enhance professional development in Canada
  3. Support and/or initiate advocacy on literacy issues in Canada
  4. Increase the visibility of provincial and local councils and IRA in Canada
  5. Promote Canadian membership and encourage active involvement of members in IRA

For a more detailed description of our goals, please use the 'goals' link to the right.


This document outlines the procedures and guidelines for the operations of the Canadian Network of IRA Councils. Please refer to the 'procedures' link on the right for a detailed description.