Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery
The Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR) is a not-for-profit organization which works collaboratively with wide-ranging and diverse educational communities across Canada
The vision of CIRR is that that children will be proficient readers and writers by the end of Grade 1.
The mission of CIRR is to ensure that all children who are experiencing difficulty learning to read and write have access to Reading Recovery in Canada.
The purpose of CIRR is
- to sustain the integrity of Reading Recovery by upholding the trademark for Reading Recovery in Canada, and
- to expand the implementation of Reading Recovery in Canada by increasing the number of individuals who understand, support, and collaborate to achieve the mission of the Institute.
The responsibility of CIRR, as outlined in the Standards and Guidelines of Reading Recovery in Canada (PDF), is to
- Act as the executive body which oversees the use of the term Reading Recovery in Canada.
- Maintain the integrity of Reading Recovery by upholding the standards as outlined in the CIRR Standards & Guidelines 2007.
- Train and support Canadian trainers and teacher leaders ensuring that the standards are maintained to provide quality implementations.
- Oversee the teacher leader training courses at approved Reading Recovery Institutes in Canada.
- Ensure service to sites across Canada on a cost recovery basis.
Board of Directors
Val Overaard – British Columbia
Gloria Sinclair – Manitoba
Wenda Dickens – Manitoba
Celia Caetano-Gomes – Manitoba
Sue Taylor-Foley – Nova Scotia
Judy Speirs – Ontario
Penny Watt – Ontario
Heather Campbell – Ontario
Margaret Roberts – Ontario
Frances Pilon – Ontario
Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR)