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 [...]
Join us June 28th at the Mount Lawn Memorial Gardens (21 Garrard Rd., Whitby) for our annual Learner and Volunteer Recognition evening. This year we are hosting a summer BBQ! The evening starts with registration at 6 p.m. with presentations starting at 6:30 p.m. Come join us in celebrating the start of summer and all [...]
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 passing her driver’s exam for her license. The Council helped Michelle increase her reading and [...]
Profile: Darryl G. Darryl came to the program to upgrade for employment purposes. He was unhappy in his current job and knew that to find more fulfilling employment he would need to upgrade his skills. Below, Darryl describes his experience with the program in his own words: The Literacy Council of Durham Region is very rewarding to [...]
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 hosted its annual Coffee, Tea and Words reading extravaganza at the Tutto Market. During the course of [...]
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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 everyone who shared their stories and helped remind us why literacy is so important to our lives. [...]
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 [...]