Statistics Canada defines literacy as follows: ‘The information processing skills necessary to use printed material commonly encountered at work, at home, and in the community.’
Many people think that literacy is just that, but according to the Literacy Basic Skills Program, literacy also includes numeracy (basic math) and other essential skills that help learners achieve their goals related to further education or training, employment, or independence. For most learners, improving literacy skills leads to increased self-esteem and self-confidence.
If you’d like to read more about how important literacy is in our society, you can read Community Literacy of Ontario’s report: “Literacy: Why It Matters”
Funding and Community Partners
All of our services are no charge, confidential, and flexible. Our core funding is provided by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development (MLITSD), The United Way of Peterborough and District and we rely on community support.
If you are over the age of 19 and you’re looking to upgrade your skills, we can help. All our services are free, confidential and tutoring takes place one-to-one.
We offer a wide range of services and programs in a confidential and supportive environment:
- Beginning reading, writing, and math /numeracy skills, (under Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Levels 1 – 3)
- GED (General Education Development) Preparation
- Employability Skills such as Customer Service and Point of Sale Training
- Digital literacy
- Driver’s Education support
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Upcoming Events Calendar
Below is a list of upcoming events / classes to register for
For additional resources please visit Literacy Ontario Central South calendar
Become a Volunteer
We are always looking for volunteers and tutors to help support our programs. For more information on how you can help email firstname.lastname@example.org