Make a Referral
Who can become an Action Read learner?
- Anyone over 19 years of age who struggles with reading, writing and numeracy
- Adults cannot be attending high school, but may attend another community program while accessing our services
- Adults who have the ability to take oral instruction in English at a minimum level 6 Canadian Language Benchmarks. We are not an English second language program, though English may be a second language for some learners.
Helpful tips when referring someone to Action Read
- Explain why you think Action Read might help. Be concrete about how specific skill improvements could help them achieve their goals.
- Use positive language. The decision to work on literacy skills is a big step for anyone.
- Don’t pressure someone to call. Our program requires commitment. Adults are more likely to follow through when they make their own decisions.
- Let them know that we can provide help with bus and childcare costs if these costs are barriers to coming.
- To address someone’s anxiety about coming to Action Read, any individual or service provider can schedule a tour before an intake appointment.
Okay – I’ve called. What’s next?
- We will schedule an intake meeting at our downtown office.
- At the meeting, we will have a conversation to determine goals, current skills, learning style, schedule and accommodations.
- If appropriate, we will introduce some activities so we can observe current skills, learning strategies and challenges.
- We will recommend an Action Read program or refer a more appropriate service.
- We will write a training plan to suggest tasks, strategies and resources appropriate to the goals.
- Action Read staff will continue to assess and support the learner throughout training to ensure that goals are being met.