Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework

The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is a competency-based framework coordinated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) that supporting the development of adult literacy programming delivered through the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program.


  • supports the development of task-based programming
  • helps practitioners focus on strengthening the learner’s ability to integrate skills, knowledge and behaviours to perform authentic, goal-related tasks
  • supports the development of contextualized programming that reflects the learner’s culture, language and other features specific to the learner and her or his goal
  • builds on current literacy practice and strengthens the links between the LBS Program and Ontario’s employment, education and training system

For more information and resources on the OALCF, please visit the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework section of the Employment Ontario Partner's Gateway website for more information.