Winter 2022 Programs

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February 22, 2022

While in person programming is still on hold, Action Read continues to offer many online learning options. We can lend you a laptop if you need it, and can support you in getting comfortable and knowledgeable with online learning. If you are interested in any program, please contact Joanne at [email protected] or 519-836-2759.

Upcoming Short-Term Programs include:

– Call Centre Training on Zoom. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm, March 8 – 31, 2022

– Retail Basics Training. Wednesday and Thursdays, 10:00 am – noon, March 30 – April 22, 2022

Ongoing Programs include:

– One on One Tutoring via Zoom. Ask about getting a tutor!

– GED Class on Zoom. Mondays 6 to 8 pm

– NorthStar Basic Computer Skills Certificate Training with live support from Trisha on Thursdays 10 am – 12 noon.

– The ‘Rainbow Connections’ early literacy kit program. Kits include books, literacy and numeracy play, arts, crafts and more. Call Brenda MacDonald, Program Coordinator for details. Also enjoy our “virtual” family literacy circles posted on our YouTube channel.

Past Winter 2022 Short-Term Programs include:

Even though the following recent courses are complete, please let us know if you are interested in any of these as we might be able to put together a course if there is enough interest:

– Retails Basics Training on Zoom. Course ran Mondays and Wednesdays, 12:00-2:30 pm from January 10 – 26, 2022.

– Smart Serve Training on Zoom. Course ran 10:00 am – 12:00 pm January 10-17, 2022.

– Safe Food Handling on Zoom. Course ran 12:00 – 2:30 pm Monday and Wednesdays February 2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 23, 28, 2022. There is no class on Feb 21 for Family Day. More information can be found here: Safe Food Handling Feb 2022

– Financial Literacy Course on Zoom. Ran 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Feb 8, 15, and 22, 2022. Complete this course and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate! View the course flyer here Financial Literacy Course Feb 2022, and a full course overview here: Financial Literacy Course Overview

– Smart Serve Training on Zoom. Course ran 10:00 am – 12:00 pm February 14-17, 2022. More information can be found here: Smart Serve Course Feb 2022

Be sure to also check out the many engaging activities, videos and articles posted on the AR blog at, Action Read Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts. Remember to ‘like’, ‘follow’ and/or ‘subscribe’ to receive updates. Also check out some favourite staff resources on the ‘Learning Links’ of our website, in the areas of Blended Learning, Math, Covid-19 and more.

Stay tuned to learn of new programs and services, and to find out when we will be reopening. If you have questions, need information or wish to make a referral, contact us at [email protected], 519-994-3366 (cell), or 519-836-2759 (office). We will return messages within one business day.

Stay safe and we look forward to continuing to serve you.

~ Action Read Staff