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Literacy Digital Tools and Research Digital Tools

OECM is pleased to offer our Literacy Digital Tools and Research Digital Tools Agreements, featuring comprehensive software for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. These agreements provide system software that supports student literacy and research in their studies.

The agreements are provided as part of a Digital Learning Tools offering available to Ontario’s education sector through OECM. They were developed in consultation with Ontario's Ministry of Education (MEDU) and various District School Boards across the province.

The awarded suppliers can provide systems under the categories listed below.

Category A – Literacy Digital Tools

The awarded suppliers for Literacy Digital Tools are:

  • Lalilo Inc. (Lalilo)
  • Littératout Inc. (Littératout)
  • Magic Lantern Media Inc. (AccessLearning)
  • Newsela Inc. (Newsela ELA)
  • Sharbel Group Inc. (XpressLab)

Category B – Research Digital Tools

The awarded suppliers for Research Digital Tools are:

  • Cengage Learning, Inc. (GALE)
  • Expert Software Applications Srl (Mindomo)
  • Magic Lantern Media Inc. (AccessLearning)
  • McIntyre Media Inc. (ON-Core)

What You’ll Get

High-quality literacy tools and related software for Grades K-12

  • Age-appropriate, culturally relevant and pedagogically responsive content that supports reading, writing, listening, speaking and/or media literacy (Category A)
  • Functionality that supports the assessment of literacy skills, information literacy, inquiry and learning (Category A)
  • Informational databases that support the student inquiry process of exploring, investigating, creating and processing of information for grades K-12 (Category B)
  • Tools designed to act as teachers-aid and/or supplementary aid (Categories A and B)
  • Systems available in English, French or a combination of the languages (Categories A and B)

Professional and responsive customer support and account management

  • Customer support and account management
  • Implementation, training and ongoing support

Competitive pricing and access to trusted supplier partners

  • Access to trusted suppliers in the Literacy Digital Tools and Research Digital Tools categories, with competitive pricing
  • Implementation, training and ongoing support
  • Optional Second Stage Selection Process to help you achieve more savings through volume purchase

Learn more about this agreement

To learn more about the Literacy Digital Tools and Research Digital Tools agreement, view our Information Session.

Products and Services: 
AccessLearning
Bilingual system
GALE
Growing Success policy program
Lalilo
Literacy Digital Tools
Litteratout
Mindomo
ON-Core
Pedagogically responsive content
Research Tools
Training and support
XpressLab
Supplier Partners
Cengage Learning, Inc.
Expert Software Applications Srl
Lalilo Inc.
Littératout Inc.
Magic Lantern Media Inc.
McIntyre Media Inc.
Newsela Inc.
Sharbel Group Inc.
Category: 
Expiry Date: 
August 25, 2023
OECM has the option to extend the Master Agreement for a two-year period, followed by an additional one-year period (for a total of three years).
Have Questions? Get in touch with OECM! 
Project Advisory Committee Members: 
  • Conseil des écoles publiques de l'Est de l'Ontario (CEPEO)
  • Conseil scolaire catholique Mon Avenir
  • Conseil scolaire public du Nord-Est de l’Ontario
  • Ecole secondaire catholique Franco-Cité
  • Halton Catholic District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board
  • Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board
  • Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
  • Limestone District School Board
  • London Catholic District School Board
  • Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • Ottawa Catholic District School Board
  • Peel District School Board
  • Peterborough, Victoria, Northumberland, & Clarington Catholic District School Board
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • Toronto District School Board
  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Waterloo Region District School Board

Supplier Partners

Cengage Learning, Inc.
Danielle Bleecher
Executive Education Consultant for Ontario Schools
(716) 697-5618
Find out more about Cengage Learning, Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category B – Research Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • Gale Canadian K-12 Package (which includes the following modules):
    a) Gale in Context: Canada,
    b) Gale in Context: Science,
    c) Gale in Context: Global Issues,
    d) Gale in Context: Elementary and
    e) Gale Onefile: CPIQ

Languages Supported:

  • English
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Expert Software Applications Srl

Please note, Zoltan Lorincz can also be reached at the phone number +40 256 486 430.

Categories Offered:

  • Category B – Research Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • Mindomo

Languages Supported:

  • English and French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Lalilo Inc.
Juliette Somma
Teachers’ Cheerleader
(415) 996-5378
Find out more about Lalilo Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category A – Literacy Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • Lalilo

Languages Supported:

  • English and French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Littératout Inc.
Julie Traichel
CEO
(519) 654-2721
Find out more about Littératout Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category A – Literacy Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • Littératout

Languages Supported:

  • French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Magic Lantern Media Inc.
Brad Schroeder
Vice President
(416) 363-5681
Find out more about Magic Lantern Media Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category A – Literacy Digital Tools
  • Category B – Research Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • AccessLearning

Languages Supported:

  • English and French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
McIntyre Media Inc.
Peter Whyte
President
(800) 565-3036 ext. 1231
Find out more about McIntyre Media Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category B – Research Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • ON-Core

Languages Supported:

  • English and French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Newsela Inc.
Connor Petersen
School Board Representative
(513) 659-0742
Find out more about Newsela Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category A – Literacy Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • Newsela ELA

Languages Supported:

  • English
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones
Sharbel Group Inc.
Sharbel Lutfallah
President
(519) 250-7786 ext. 200
Find out more about Sharbel Group Inc.

Categories Offered:

  • Category A – Literacy Digital Tools

Digital System Offered:

  • XpressLab

Languages Supported:

  • English and French
Zones Supplied: 
All Zones