Art, Media & Digital Literacy Resources

ArtBridges is a hub and forum for connection for anyone interested in or active in community-engaged arts and arts for social change in Canada. Find out about affordable and accessible community-engaged arts initiatives. Learn about what’s going on, opportunities, workshops and resources. Share information about a community arts initiative that you know about! ​

The AML is a not-for-profit association of teachers, librarians, consultants, parents, cultural workers and media professionals concerned with helping people develop an informed and critical understanding of the nature of media, their techniques, and their impact. Its site features lesson plans, recommended resources and tools for media literate parenting.

BanQ is Québec’s national library and archives. It seeks to democratize access to knowledge and to preserve and promote heritage materials from or related to Quebec. It offers games and cultural resources for students as well as ‘Le Square’ an online space dedicated to encouraging and cultivating students’ digital creativities. Bilingual site. 

It offers curriculum resources, lesson plans, and an archive of scholarly and media articles pertaining to media and digital literacies.

The website has links to lesson plans, class tutorials, and data related to media literacy education on Ontario and Canada.

Action for Media Education (AME) is a non-profit organization. We’ve been trailblazers in the development of media literacy programs since our incorporation in 1991. Our team includes parents and experts in education, journalism, mass communications, and community health. We see media education as a vital element of literacy due to the barrage of media messages aimed at us every day.

This is a rich online media literacy resource for teachers.

The OAEA provides leadership in the development and support of visual arts and media arts education in the province of Ontario. Visual arts and media arts, as defined by OAEA, include traditional fine arts such as drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture; communication and graphic design arts including typography, illustration, and product design; photo-media such as photography, film, and video; craft areas such as ceramics, fibers, jewelry, glass and wood; architecture and environmental arts including urban, interior, and landscape design; theatre design and fashion; new media art forms including digital imaging, web site design, sound art; and hybrid art forms such as performance art and installations. In some jurisdictions, many of the above digital art forms or media-based works are referred to as media arts.

This open access on-line academic journal is a leading publication in the field, offering articles on the history, theoretical foundations and current debates in the field of media literacy education, The journal also publishes ‘notes form the field’ where teachers and educators share experiences in the field and the classroom.

JoDML is an academic, peer-reviewed journal publishing traditional research articles alongside hybrid, mixed-media articles and creative digital projects. Our goal is to examine the ways people use technology to create, sustain, and impact communities on local, national and global levels.

TOPIA provides a venue for critical research in cultural studies in Canada and beyond. The journal publishes original research and theoretical essays on culture that are accessible to a wide readership in the humanities and social sciences, along with critical clusters, offerings, and book reviews.