News and Events

  • 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

  • Numeracy at Work Series News

    March 26 2013

    5 module series including Measurement & Calculation, Money Math, Scheduling, Budgeting & Accounting, Data Analysis & Numerical Estimation.  March-June 2013. Call for dates.

  • Action Read is ‘Camera’ Ready! News

    March 21 2013

    AR now offers CAMERA (Communications And Math Employment Readiness) workplace essential skill assessments. Please call for details.

  • The Action Read Happiness Project News

    February 6 2013

    Using G. Rubin’s book, we are learning how to meditate, create happiness resolutions, support each other, use humour to relieve stress and celebrate simple daily joys.

  • Basic Computer Help for Job Seekers News

    December 20 2012

    AR is offering a free 60 hour computer training program call ‘Employment Track Express’ for individuals with employment goals from December – March 2013.

  • Our Volunteers Rock! News

    April 24 2012

    Tonight Action Read staff and board honoured our wonderful volunteers through drumming and singing. We spoke of the key role our dedicated and resourceful volunteers play at Action Read.  Mayor Karen Farbridge and

  • Financial Literacy News

    March 29 2012

    Action Read has partnered with ABC Canada to launch a new project called, Money Matters.  The project pairs volunteers from TD Waterhouse with Action Read learners.  TD tutors use their

  • Volunteer Appreciation Celebration Event

    April 24 2012

    Celebrating 25 years of people helping people! Action Read would like to invite all tutors and volunteers to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Event taking place on Tuesday April 24th at

  • Healthy Living News

    March 14 2012

    Action Read will be cooking with the Community Health Centre. This program is for learners who struggle with eating well on a tight budget. In this program, delicious healthy food