North America

In the U.S. and Canada, the activities of hundreds of local and state/provincial councils are supported by the efforts of the IRA North American Councils' Committee and staff in IRA's staff in Council Services (e-mail). In addition, the Canadian Special Interest Group on Literacy provides information and activities for members in that country.

For a list of affiliates in North America, please click here.
North American
Council Activities & Advocacy
Council Activities
IRA councils provide professional development and networking opportunities right in your area. Each offers a varied program of publications, online resources, meetings, and other activities to meet local needs.

Our State and Federal Relations Unit (e-mail) coordinates advocacy efforts designed to inform and influence education policy and practice at the U.S. federal and state levels.

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