Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada (LLRC) is a special interest group (SIG) within the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (CACS), which is a constituent association of the Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE). LLRC is comprised of individuals who are interested in language and literacy education and research, particularly, but not exclusively, within the Canadian context. 

LLRC/ACCLL understands literacies broadly and situationally as the ways in which people make contextualized meaning and use language (written and multimodal) for a range of purposes and in a variety of forms.

The Language and Literacy Researchers are partners with Language and Literacy: A Canadian Education E-Journal. 

L’Association canadienne des chercheurs en langue et littératie (ACCLL) est un groupe d’intérêt particulier au sein de l’Association canadienne pour l’étude du curriculum (ACÉC), elle-même sous l’égide de la Société canadienne pour l’étude de l’éducation (SCÉÉ). L’ACCLL réunit des passionnés de recherche et d’éducation en langue et littératie au Canada principalement, sans s’y limiter. 

Le LLRC/ACCLL conçoit la littératie de façon générale et situationnelle comme la façon dont les individu.e.s créent des significations contextualisées et utilisent la langue (écrite et multimodale) à des fins diverses et sous des formes variées.

Les chercheurs en langue et littératie travaillent en partenariat avec Language and Literacy: A Canadian Education E-Journal. 

The LLRC/ACCLL Position Statement is shared here, in English and French

LLRC/ACCLL AGM Agenda 2024Please see the LLRC/ACCLL AGM minutes 2023.

New updates from CSSE and LLRC! Please read this update and this one from CSSE.

Please read this CSSE update and CACS update as of May 31st.  And this May 31st update and the May 24th update from LLRC/ACCLL regarding the upcoming CSSE conference. 

CSSE 2024 is here. The LLRC/ACCLL conference program at CSSE 2024 is here. [NOTE: This program will be updated as needed.]

You are invited to join members of the Reading Pedagogies of Equity Project (R-PEP) to participate in a virtual Workshop for Teacher Educators: Supporting Reading Pedagogies of Equity in Pre-service Teacher Education. The workshop is organized into two themes, 1) What are the necessary considerations for selecting texts for course syllabi before teaching? and 2) What are the necessary considerations for supporting meaning making with text during teaching?


Working with these themes will offer:

DATE: Monday, June 24, 2024

TIME: 4:00PM - 6:00PM (EDT)

LOCATION: Zoom (link sent out in confirmation email)



Please find the poster for this virtual workshop, brought to you by the Language and Literacy Researchers of Canada and Western University's Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice (ICRC), attached.


The Reading Pedagogies of Equity Project is funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRCC),

LLRC Graduate Students' Newsletter (SPRING).pdf

Join us for Decoding, Phonics, & Reading: The Double Helix Theory of Teaching

Professor Dominic Wyse (UK) from the Institute of Education IOE and University College London, along with Charlotte Hacking (UK) from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education, will be discussing their work: Decoding, Phonics, & Reading: The Double Helix Theory of Teaching. This session explicates the Double Helix of Reading and Writing, which is proposed as a new theory and model of literacy teaching. It also shares how outstanding ‘real’ books written for children can be at the heart of effective teaching of phonics, reading and writing, informed by the most up to date research and theory. Please see the Press Release here. For more information please click here.

Please check the website of Canadian Association of Curriculum Studies | Association Canadienne des Études Curriculum here

Please check the upcoming events at the Lancaster Literacy Research Centre here

Please kindly check the UKLA Everyday Literacies SIG events here

LLRC/ACCLL and Ontario Literacy Professors respond to Ontario Human Rights Commission Right to Read Inquiry. Please read the collective response here

Please review the documents linked below to find out more about us. 

S'il vous plaît examiner les documents joints ci-dessous pour en savoir plus sur nous. 

Position Statement (English)

Position Statement (French)

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