Summary

The purpose of this project was to convene stakeholders interested in promoting literacy in order to collectively articulate policy recommendations for literacy education in Alberta. The literacy stakeholders – learners, leaders and professionals in the literacy field – defined literacy as the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. They suggested that Alberta requires a comprehensive policy to increase literacy in order to remain a leader in a rapidly developing world and encourage a healthy population because literacy improves wellness and encourages prevention, decreasing acute and chronic care issues.