The last ten years have seen a tremendous surge in the production of literacy resources across Canada. As these materials find their way into programs and resource centres, it becomes necessary to organize them in a useful way. The Thesaurus can be used to index documents, whether they are print, audiovisual, or electronic. It can also be used to organize reading lists and bibliographies. People can consult the Thesaurus when searching in existing databases such as library catalogues. Finally, the Thesaurus will be helpful to people who wish to familiarize themselves with terminology or emerging concepts in the Canadian literacy field.
The Thesaurus is generously funded by the Office of Literacy
and Essential Skills, Human Resources and Social Development Canada.