News and Events

  • Cash Register Training News

    June 5 2014

    From June 10 to June 26 Action Read offers another 18 hour Cash Register Training Course for individuals with employment goals and essential skill challenges.  Participants learn about customer service, how to

  • Student Job Posting News

    May 15 2014

    Action Read is looking for a summer student for 8 weeks! Gain a wide range of interesting career-related job experience from instruction, to curriculum development, to administrative support. More details

  • Celebrity SCRABBLE! News

    April 23 2014

    Visit Action Read downtown on Saturday May 10th – Downtown Gives Back Day. Organized by the Downtown Guelph Business Association, on this day 10% of proceeds from purchases at participating stores

  • Cash Register Training News

    February 23 2014

    Action Read has launched a free Cash Register Training Course for any individual who wishes to improve his or her cash handling and customer service skills. The 18-hour course will

  • The People Have Spoken News

    November 29 2013

    Action Read staff member Joanne M. generously volunteered to dye her hair to raise funds for the United Way.  In our ‘Shock the Crop’ campaign, Action Readers voted by putting by donating money to

  • Community Award News

    September 22 2013

    This award recognizes an individual or business that has significantly supported our mission. Over the years Action Read has benefitted enormously from a partnership with Guelph Wellington Women in Crisis. 

  • Doris Middleton Award News

    September 20 2013

    This year’s Doris Middleton Award goes to learner Lisa Stokman.  Lisa joined the math group in 2010. Her goal was to improve her numeracy skills to live independently.  Lisa excelled in

  • Honouring Volunteers News

    September 20 2013

    This year’s Betty Bean-Kennedy Award for Outstanding Literacy Volunteer goes to Jeff Guitard.  A volunteer for over 8 years, Action Read has benefited enormously from Jeff’s leadership and strong work ethic.  Jeff doesn’t hesitate to

  • Learner Leadership News

    September 20 2013

    This year the Shirley Almack Memorial Award for learner leadership goes to Douglas Schneider. Over the years, Doug has modeled a passionate commitment to learning, and tenacity and spunk in