Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News
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 basi
If you're 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.
Thanks to the volunteers who collected, sorted, stacked, boxed, moved, assisted shoppers and did what ever needed doing!
Thank you to Knights of Columbus, Marian Council 3881
Marian Council is a community-based fraternal organization with over 400 members. They are active in Oakville and Halton Region and volunteer with many Community Programs, Events and provide Charitable Donations. You can learn more about their good works here. In April of 2014 we received a $1,000 donation from them to help us continue working with Adults looking to improve their reading, writing, and basic math and computer skills.
Thank you to Rotary Club of Oakville Trafalgar
In March 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.
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.