Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News
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!
Shop at Oakville Whole Foods Market and support adult literacy
Find out more about Whole Foods Market and where to find them here.
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 comupter 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.
Thank you to Oakville Community Foundation
In December of 2013 we received two cheques for $1000.00 each from The Henderson Family Trust and The Alexander and Bernice De Maio Fund (funds held within the Oakville Community Foundation).
These grants will help us provide up-to-date and targeted adult literacy resources (including books, workbooks, learning guides and software), packaged into specific and standardized learning plans that volunteer tutors and their students can follow easily. The final outcomes of this project include: enhanced individual student programs, improved student commitment, longer volunteer engagement, shorter student programs, increased student capacity and several years of project material use.
Adult Learner week - March 29 to April 6, 2014
Adult Learner Week celebrates lifelong learning, one of several essential factors in developing more inclusive societies. ALW, which was designated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2000, is celebrated in many countries where there is a growing interest in lifelong learning and its positive role in creating viable societies. We at Oakville Literacy Council are pleased to play a part in helping our community by offering one-to-one and small-group training in reading, writing, math and basic computer skills to adults.
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.
Computer Class update
Thank you for the interest in our new offering. We had an incredible response and this session is now full. Contact us if you'd like to be put on a waiting list for our spring session. We're working hard to expand the program and want to thank the Oakville Public Library for all the support.
Adult Computer Classes begin at the end of January 2014
We're pleased to offer a 10-week computer class for adults who have little or no computer skills. In this hands-on course, you will learn to use a computer to improve your job opportunities and access more training. Classes are small, affordable, led by trained professionals and take place in Oakville Public Libraries.
Two new sessions start in January. Call Oakville Literacy Council at 905-469-8528 for more details or to register. Space is limited.
You can read more about our new initiative in this press release.
Read the Oakville Beaver Editorial about the importance of being literate - in technology.
Download a flyer and give it to someone you think might benefit from this class.