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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

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 January. 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.



2014 Used-Book Sale Fundraiser

We're done! We raised close to $13,000. All these funds directly support improving adult literacy in Oakville.

Thank you

Thanks to the volunteers who collected, sorted, stacked, boxed, moved, assisted shoppers and did what ever needed doing!

Thanks to those who donated books - you made a tremendous contribution to the community -- providing a recycling service ensuring homes for thousands of books that would otherwise likely end up in our landfills

Thanks to the supporters and shoppers - the money raised is tremendously appreciated and will make a significant difference in the lives of our current and future students.


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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