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About Us

Helping adults improve their quality of life


Literacy South Halton

Our door is OPEN to help adults improve their quality of life at home, work and in the community by developing their reading, writing, math and computer literacy skills.

Since 1980,  Literacy South Halton has helped over a thousand learners and provided over 50,000 volunteer hours. Literacy and essential skills are the skills we need to work, learn and live and are the foundation for acquiring all other skills.

We are a volunteer driven, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to increasing literacy in the south halton communities of Oakville and Burlington. All our services are complimentary (FREE), confidential, and flexible – allowing adults with other commitments (work or family) to learn with a one-to-one tutor, or attend small group classes. Our core funding is provided by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) but we rely on community support as well to offer a full year-round programme.

Low level literacy is linked to unemployment, low income, health issues and limited involvement in the community. If you believe our services are for you, just OPEN the door. We are here to help improve your quality of life through literacy and discover your potential!

Our Mission

We help adults build the essential literacy skills they need to communicate and connect at home, at work, and in the community.”


Membership for Literacy South Halton is $20.00 annually and is valid from 1st April to 31st March.  You can send us a cheque, drop by our office or attend the Annual General Meeting to pay your fees.

Membership entitles you to:

  • information on special events and meetings
  • voting privileges at our Annual General Meeting (one vote)
  • supplementary workshops (in-house and through our Literacy Network)
  • free resource material
  • invitations to upcoming events (Christmas Open House, AGM, International Literacy Day)