Media Literacy Week

Join us from October 26-30, 2020!

About Media Literacy Week

Media Literacy Week (MLW) is an annual event promoting digital and media literacy across Canada. Schools, libraries, museums and community groups organize events and activities throughout the week.

In 2020, we’re encouraging Canadians of all ages to be good digital citizens by checking the info they see online before sharing it. Take part by becoming a Collaborator, planning digital and media literacy activities for your classroom, and by spreading the word on social media using #MediaLitWk!

Become a Collaborator

If you’re part of a community organization or corporation, why not host an online event or help promote digital and media literacy during MLW?

In 2019, 114 Collaborators promoted media literacy and put on a variety of activities including panel discussions, workshops and more. Become a Media Literacy Week Collaborator for 2020!

For Teachers: Engage Your Classroom

Want to celebrate Media Literacy Week in your classroom but not sure where to start? MediaSmarts is here to help! For the first time, we are providing teachers with an online learning resource hub with suggested activities for their classrooms that can be done in-person or online.

We’ve divided the week into three themed days, and highlighted corresponding lesson plans and resources that educators can use in their classrooms (and online) to understand and promote digital and media literacy.


Take a look at some of the exciting events taking place across Canada! We continue to update our event listing as more and more MLW collaborators come on board to showcase what they’re doing to promote digital and media literacy in their organizations!


Thank you to our sponsors for making Media Literacy Week possible!