Adult Literacy

Tutor Learner Pair Reviewing Work

Action Read offers a variety of free literacy programs for adults including

  1. One on One Training
  2. Small Groups Learning
  3. Computer Learning

Our eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Be at least 19 years old
  • Must be able to set goals and demonstrate improved literacy skills regularly, however modest
  • Be without the literacy, numeracy or basic computer skills necessary to meet everyday needs, meet their educational goals, or to find / keep a job
  • Have the ability make independent decisions around attendance, transportation, goal setting and training needs related to their learning plan
  • Have the ability to understand expectations and demonstrate the potential to improve their Essential Skills
  • Cannot attend secondary schools funded by the Ministry of Education or adult credit level programs. Adults who are upgrading at school board and college programs are fine
  • Have communication and numeracy levels that fall within Levels 1 and 2 of the Ontario Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU) Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program levels
  • Communicate competently in English at Canadian Language Benchmark 6 or higher in speaking and listening

What to Expect:

  • We conduct an individual intake assessment in order to understand your needs, skills and challenges and create an individual learning plan
  • Individual plans consider the employment, training and personal goals of learners, as well as strengths, challenges and interests
  • We recognize that there are many ways to reach a goal and encourage learners to get involved in several programs and committees
  • We offer ongoing support, referrals and follow-up
  • Childcare and transportation support are available to eligible learners

Our approach to learning:

  • Provide choices and activities that are meaningful to the learner
  • Learner input and commitment is essential
  • Draw on existing knowledge and successes
  • Establish the learner as confident and capable
  • Choose relevant and practical learning materials
  • Look in the community, at work and at home for an extraordinary array of resources

Three programs help adults achieve their literacy and numeracy goals.  These are one to one tutoring, small group learning and computer based learning.