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The Oakville Literacy Council is a non-profit, volunteer group providing tutoring to adults in reading, writing, and basic math. The Council serves adults aged 19 and over who speak English.

Our service is:

Confidential Flexible


To learn more, watch a video featuring three of our students.





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Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News


QEP Community & Cultural Centre (QEPCCC)
2302 Bridge Road, between Third Line & Bronte Road  You can find it here

Pre-sale (select books available)

Thursday, April 30 - Wednesday, May 6
Weekdays 10 am - 8 pm  •  Saturday May 2, 10 am - 4 pm  •  Sunday,. May 3 Closed

Main Book Sale (full selection of books available)

May 7 to May 10
Thursday & Friday 10 am - 8 pm  •  Saturday & Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

Shop often, new selection of books added daily!


If you’re interested in helping at the book sale, please sign up for an orientation session on Wednesday, April 22, 6:30-8pm. The orientation session takes place at Woodside Library, Program Room. The sorting and sale take place at QEPCCC. Make it fun - grab a friend and sign up together.


We need your gently used books! Get an early jump on your spring cleaning and put them aside for us. We start accepting donations on April 23, 2015. Please bring your book donations to:

QEP Community & Cultural Centre (QEPCCC)

2302 Bridge Road, between Third Line & Bronte Road  You can find it here
April 23 to May 6
Monday  to  Thursday  5 pm - 8 pm  •  Friday & Saturday 10 am - 4 pm

Or bring your books to one of these restaurants during regular business hours:

Panago Pizza
2460 Neyagawa Blvd.  OR  321 Cornwall Rd.

Boston Pizza
270 North Service Rd. W.

Please help us reduce costs by pre-sorting your book donations. We do not accept anything tired or torn; reference, travel, medical or computer books older than 2011; textbooks; encyclopaedias; magazines; and multimedia. When donating, think about the books you’d like to shop for.


Download and print one of our flyers and post it at your church, local store or pass it along to one of your friends.





Thank you to Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar

In December of 2014 we received a generous grant of $3,000 to help support the costs of assessing potential students and making sure they are provided a targeted program designed to help them meet their goals. You can read more about the great community work they do here.

Congratulations to our new Co-Presidents

At our recent Annual General Meeting we held elections for our board of directors and we're pleased to announce Joanne MacNair and Ken Auden have been elected to the position of Co-Presidents.

A warm thank you to Ann Bowman, our board president for the last three years. Her extraordinary hard work, her passion for adult literacy and her strong leadership ensured a focused plan for the future. We wish her the best and look forward to her guidance as past-president.

Introduction to Computers - learn the basics!

Our popular Introduction to Computer class for adults is returning in April. In this small-group, 10-week course you'll learn the basics, including keyboarding, the Windows® operating system, MicrosoftWord®, file management, email, and internet searching.

If you are interested in learning more about this course, please call the office at


Fall Volunteer Tutor Training

We had a great response! We're glad to see so many people interested in helping improve the lives of adults through improved literacy.

Soon, our newly-matched tutors will be partnered with students looking to improve their job opportunities, or to finish high school and continue their education.

Check out our newest TV star!

Our Program Manager, Amelia Steinbring recently appeared on Cogeco TV's, FYI show. Watch her talk about all the services we offer.

Watch here






Literacy Lesson Video


Watch this story about how we help, as televised on TVCOGECO.

Click PLAY to listen if you want to improve your reading or writing.

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