Annual General Meeting 2020

Everyone is Welcome! Annual General Meeting June 24th 2020 The Board of Directors of LEADR, formerly the Literacy Council of Durham Region, welcome you to come celebrate literacy and learning in Durham Region on June 24th, 2020 at 6pm. at our annual general meeting. The Board of Directors looks forward to sharing our successes over [...]


Become a one-to-one tutor at the Literacy Council: Training is Provided. Imagine helping someone learn to read a driver's manual, or read notes for work. Help adults improve their skills for employment, further education or for their personal lives. Our volunteer tutors teach an adult student reading, writing, spelling, basic math and/or basic computer skills [...]

Profile: Anne S.

Anne was involved with the Council for over a year and was able to show amazing progress. Her tutor helped Anne develop skills on job search and writing for employment purposes which helped Anne find a great job. Personal problems impacted negatively on Anne’s learning and she was forced to go to a Women’s shelter due to a domestic [...]

What is Literacy?

Did you know that 22% of the population of Durham Region do not have the literacy skills they need? Literacy is a person's ability to understand and use written information. It is more than being able to read and write. It is the ability to understand and use printed information in daily activities, at work, [...]