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 [...]
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 [...]
Learner Follow Up : The Council wants to hear from learners! As part of our services we ask learners to complete a 3, 6, and 12 month follow up to provide us valuable information to better our services. If you have received tutoring or other help from the Council please take a moment to fill [...]
Welcome back, learners! We are back into the groove of learning, here at LCDR. We've already started September off with more Bibliotherapy sessions and more events are still to come! Learning never felt so good!
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LCDR_Constitution and Bylaws_Full Edit_Apr23_2019 The members of the Literacy Council of Durham Region voted on constitution and bylaw changes at at the Council’s 2019 Annual General Meeting being held during the Learner and Volunteer Appreciation evening on Wednesday June 19, 2019 at 7:00pm
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, [...]
Are you interested in volunteering but not certain if you want to tutor? How about becoming a board member? The Council is currently seeking new and enthusiastic individuals to join its board of directors. Help guide the organisation and help provide the vision and strategic direction of the organisation. The ideal candidate will have knowledge [...]
Through the hard work of volunteers and supports the Council has enabled adults to read to their grandchildren for the first time or develop the skills to go back to schools. It is only through the generosity of our many supporters that the Council has been able to support adults to reach their learning goals. [...]