News and Events

  • March “Soft” Re-opening News

    March 10 2022

    For the month of March, Action Read has invited select learning groups to resume in-person learning. Throughout February we have been working with Chalmers Outreach in order to start the

  • COVID Program Update News

    January 3 2022

    Action Read is once again closed to in-person learning due to the recent spike in COVID-19 cases. We are keeping up to date on the latest developments, and will reopen

  • One Book One Community 2021 News

    October 18 2021

    Action Read is pleased to bring ‘One Book, One Community’ (OBOC) to the city of Guelph for the second year! OBOC supports reading, celebrates books and writing, promotes Canadian writers,

  • Safe Food Handling News

    September 3 2021

    Runs Oct 13 – Nov 5, 2021. Course covers foodborne illnesses, food storage, personal hygiene, sanitizing, pest control and more. Upon successful completion of the final test, participants will earn

  • Smart Serve Course at Action Read News

    July 16 2021

    Action Read is working with Smart Serve Ontario to bring the Smart Serve course to our learners! Course is free. Adults with employment goals, maximum grade 12 and CLB level

  • Materials Handler Course News

    April 27 2021

    Starting May 31st, we are running a course to prepare participants to work in the areas of transportation, manufacturing and processing, & storage and moving. The course will cover basic

  • Online Modular Courses News

    January 19 2021

    Free short-term certificate courses remain popular! Upcoming ones include Safe Food Handling (Feb 15); Working in Retail (Feb 15); & *new* Landscape & Ground Maintenance Worker Program (March 22). We

  • Community Book Club News

    October 5 2020

    All welcome to join our new online ‘One Book, One Community’ book club. Explore Madhur Anand’s book ‘This Red Line Goes Straight to Your Heart’. Starting Thursday October 15th from

  • Author Event & Bookclub News

    August 20 2020

    Join Madhur Anand as she is interviewed by Barb Minett, founder of The Bookshelf, on Wednesday September 30th at 7 pm. Madhur introduces This Red Line Goes Straight to Your