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?
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 … 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.
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.