COVID-19 Update:

We are following local COVID guidelines, and are temporarily unable to accommodate in-person appointments at this time.  Please contact us to learn more about our range of virtual services and courses  at 705-749-0777 or by email at  

Adults Building Success through Learning & Skills Development          United Way

Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA) is a not-for-profit charitable organization that has been in the business of helping adults gain skills for the past 40 years.  We are a volunteer based organization, offering one-to-one tutoring and small group learning to support adults in developing their reading, writing and computer literacy skills.

TVLA has many options for learners to upgrade their skills in preparation for employment or further education:

Services Available:

  • Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Levels 1 – 3
  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Small class instruction
  • Skill Assessment and training plans
  • Continuous Intake
  • Employability Skills and courses
  • Computer Literacy

All our services are no charge, confidential, and flexible.  Our core funding is provided by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), The United Way of Peterborough and District and we rely on community support.


Thank You “To All Our Volunteers”

Our volunteers make all the difference.  The success that our learners achieve at TVLA would not be possible without the dedication of the volunteers at TVLA. Volunteering is not only about helping learners gain skills it also builds confidence.  Thanks for volunteering and giving our organization the most precious things you own – your time and talent.


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