The Excellence In Literacy Foundation is proud to operate with the support of Ashoka Canada.
The Excellence in Literacy Foundation (ELF) is a registered charity that assists community leaders in the development of sustainable, effective and ethical children's Canadian literacy programs. We provide free, highly effective, inclusive and empowering literacy and life skills materials, training and ongoing support to literacy organizations serving low-income Canadians, First Nations people, new Canadians, the homeless and individuals with special needs.
Our focus is unique—to improve literacy skills among marginalized children and youth in Canada. Our simple and highly successful method is also very unique. Established in 2002, the ELF has supported programs for over 22,000 children and provided training, literacy workbooks and small grants to 200 community organizations. We are a grassroots organization with a proven track record, sound financial systems, minimal administrative costs, a diversified corporate and foundation funding base and targeted fundraising capabilities.
The crisis of illiteracy is a surmountable one. Each and every one of us must stand up and take responsibility for each and every illiterate child. Our children need leaders who will be their voice. These leaders must ensure that on their watch, every Canadian child will be promised the human birthright of literacy.
Our country boasts one of the world’s most priceless resources: The Canadian People.
We have the resources required to eradicate this illiteracy crisis. There is, however, an alarming absence of political will to move Canada towards literacy. We call on our leaders’ compassion, wisdom and strength.We ask you to join us in championing this cause.
If you are interested in donating to the ELF, please contact us.