This page contains a list of publishers and/or distributors that have literacy/essential skills material for sale. The coordinates for these organizations can be found in this list. Please contact these groups if you are interested in ordering their material.
This list of publications includes a number of adult literacy resources, as well as workplace literacy documents produced by the organization. Available for sale are research reports, handbooks and resource books.
ArrowMight Canada is a team of 20 education specialists including First Nations, Inuit and Métis consultants. They collaborate with IPLAC (Instituto Pedagogico LatinoAmericano y Caribeno) to deliver a compelling, cost-effective and rewarding literacy program that enables English-speaking Canadians, Aboriginal and immigrant students to achieve their life goals.
ASPECT seeks innovative resources for career development professionals and jobseekers, and identifies gaps in the availability of resource materials. Through input from community-based trainers, ASPECT has created a variety of resources especially for training facilitators.
In this online bookstore, parents and caregivers will find books, pamphlets, and videos to help them care for kids.
The CCLB provides a range of publications and materials to support the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for a growing community of practice – for both English as a Second Language and French as a Second Language.
The resources produced by the Centre can help you evaluate your current training and employee knowledge through to delivering and assessing ongoing training initiatives; for example, the Facilitator Guide for Literacy Practitioners, which also includes a DVD.
Among the resources available are: materials for students, tutors and those in various programs in addition to workbooks, tutor-assisted resources, fiction and non-fiction assessed for various reading levels. Of particular note is Foundations in Family Literacy (Centre for Family Literacy, 2009), a made-in-Canada approach to family literacy that was developed by leaders in the field from across the country. For further information on this six-module resource package, or to order, please contact the Centre for Family Literacy.
The Conference Board of Canada produces hundreds of research reports that provide objective analyses of key economic, organizational performance and public policy issues.
Eye On Literacy's purpose is to provide quality visuals as instructional resources that capitalize on oral language skills of adult second language literacy learners with limited schooling. We believe second language classes benefit by having access to resources that help create learner-generated texts. There are currently nine sets of books accompanied by methodology and tasks which are available on the website.
This online bookstore has a wide variety of resources for tutors, trainers, teachers and learners. It contains titles of interest to low literacy readers that support students’ writing skills, dictionaries and reference books for students, resources for volunteer tutors and literacy instructors, etc.
You can order FESA materials - Literacy and Parenting Skills (LAPS) and its translation “Grandir avec mon enfant“, other LAPS Manuals and Videos, as well as PATHS: A Community Response to ESL Literacy & Language Development.
Grass Roots Press has an international reputation for publishing high-quality resources for adult basic education and English as a Second Language communities. The company carries over 500 books, DVDs, and software packages and it publishes assessment tools, workbooks, photo stories, biographies, and literature -- publications that enhance adults' literacy skills.
Hutton House supports the inclusion of youth and adults with disabilities in community life through opportunities in training, employment, education, etc. They publish the Adult Literacy Series, among which can be found some resource guides, The Opposite Books for learners and The Learners’ Stories.
The bookstore includes LLO publications and bestsellers from New Readers Press, such as Challenger Way to Reading series; GED Skills Workbooks, etc.
NLP publishes and distributes culturally appropriate resources for the Aboriginal literacy field., including essential skills learning materials. The materials incorporate a holistic approach to learning.
A variety of family literacy resources are available for purchase, including rhyme books and CDs in English and French, storybooks, training manuals, and videos.
Through research and evaluation, PTP strives to provide the most effective, accessible, integrated and flexible workplace supports to those with literacy and language barriers to employment. PTP publications include the following: the Curriculum Guidelines known as Signposts, which provide instructional ideas and informal assessment activities that allow instructors to program effectively for learners bound for entry-level jobs across employment sectors; the CAMERA (Communication and Math Employment Readiness Assessment) to assess essential skills; the workwrite series, a set of instructional workbooks and teachers’ guides focusing on the features and functions of workplace documents; and Building for the Future (BFF), designed as a career exploration resource for adults or youth interested in exploring skilled trades.
Rose Hip Press produces easy-to-read materials for adults and families. The press has a brand new resource—the Activity Calendar for Canadian Families 2013. The content supports early language development, early numeracy, pre-reading and pre-writing skills for children ages 0 to 5. Adult literacy and adult ESL learners can also use the calendar and online resources to improve their own language skills.
SALN sells resources for the Aboriginal literacy field. Reading material is available, such as an anthology where learners write in English and in their own language. Also for purchase is a Resource Directory - a listing of Aboriginal programs and other resources in Saskatchewan.
SkillPlan has developed several resources which contribute to essential skills development.
TOWES assessments and products are valid, reliable and adhere to a high standard of quality. There are workplace training products such as “Building Workplace Essential Skills”.
The bookshop presents titles currently for sale, published or co-published by UNESCO. These include books, multimedia (DVDs, CD-Roms, etc.