As a community-based nonprofit organization, TVLA helps adults build essential literacy skills by bringing together learners, volunteers and staff to explore skills that will meet learners’ personal and work-related needs. We begin by assessing a student’s literacy level and other basic skills. Once we understand the learner’s situation, we help him or her set realistic goals that meet the his or her needs and objectives.

After setting goals, students begin one of our programs:

We provide the essential skills students need to successfully live and work in the community. In addition, TVLA works with community organizations such as LOCS and Fleming College to provide access to a wide ranging of learning opportunities, from other essential skills classes to post-secondary programs.

Volunteering with TVLA

Trent Valley Literacy Association relies on volunteer tutors to provide One-to-One tutoring and help in the classroom. We teach every volunteer to help through a tutor training program that recognizes learning as a process — not a single activity. The training program covers a broad range of relevant topics including learning styles, learning disabilities, and social issues that contribute to literacy problems in our community.