Provinces and territories address literacy at the pan-Canadian level through CMEC, their long-standing intergovernmental body. Work at CMEC focuses primarily on:

  • collecting and analyzing data on literacy
  • promoting the importance of literacy
  • working internationally on literacy-related issues
  • convening Canadians to promote knowledge-sharing on literacy

This work contributes to the fulfillment of ministers' commitment to literacy and complements the many literacy activities being undertaken in each province and territory.