Thanks to everyone who came out to share the love of reading and to support our many readers. It was a great success! On Friday October 14, 2016 from 6p.m. – 9p.m. the Literacy Council of Durham Region be hosting … Continue reading Coffee Tea and Words October 14
Sponsor a Reader! Donate to Coffee, Tea and Words As a registered charity the Council relies on the generosity and help of community members like you to continue to help learners throughout the Durham Region. Click the Donate Now button to … Continue reading Donate
It was a great evening of fun and celebration as tutors, learners, volunteers, and community members came together on Wednesday June, 22nd to help us recognise all the hard work and successes of the past year. A special thanks to … Continue reading Annual Volunteer and Learner Recognition Evening June 22, 2016
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. … Continue reading What is Literacy?
Michelle was involved with the Council for approximately 2 years. Michelle wanted to be able to read children’s stories and has met her goal with plenty of hard work and dedication. As well, she practiced and learned the vocabulary to help with … Continue reading Profile: Michelle C.
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 dispute. Through her work with the Council, she was able to find and access many programs that were able to support her during a difficult period. Fortunately, Anne was able to complete the program and enter a classroom program for literacy students. Eventually, she plans on finishing … Continue reading Profile: Anne S.
Paul is 45 years old and lives in the Uxbridge area. His formal education ended when he was 13 years old and since that time Paul has struggled with his writing skills. Paul originally contacted the program because he was having difficulty at work and worried that he would lose his job promotion as a supervisor. One of the new requirements for his job is to write emails and reports regularly. Before coming to the Council, Paul coped by phoning his spouse to double-check his spelling over the phone for all his documents. Confidentiality was extremely important for Paul, since … Continue reading Profile: Paul B.