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 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 … 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 … Continue reading What is Literacy?
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.
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 … Continue reading Profile: Darryl G.