LEI was founded in 1967 as a means of helping people connect better with their world and with God’s Word. The Canada Office was formed in 2008 to further expand the work, both in North America and globally, by:
- Teaching reading, writing and basic numeracy skills to those who struggle with this, in their own language.
- Teaching English, if they struggle in an English speaking context (ESL).
- Assisting churches and missions to begin basic literacy ministries by providing materials and training as well as developing Bible-content literacy materials in needed languages.
- Training tutors, trainers, leaders and missionaries and providing training, placement and covering for missionaries worldwide.