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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
Professional
Effective
Goal-oriented

 

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Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News


Oakville Literacy Council

Notice of 2014 Annual General Meeting

To be held Tuesday, November 11, 2014

 

The annual general meeting (the “Meeting”) of the members of the Oakville Literacy Council (“OLC”) will be held on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in The Program Room, Woodside Library, 1274 Rebecca Street, Oakville, Ontario for the following purposes: 

  • To receive the financial statements of the OLC for the year
    ended May 31, 2014;
  • To elect Directors; and
  • To address such other business as may properly come before
    the Meeting or any adjournment of the Meeting.

A member will be entitled to one vote on each matter to be addressed at the Meeting

 

If you'd like to renew your membership before the AGM, please click here.


Introduction to Comupters - learn the basics!

Our popular Introduction to Computer class for adults is returning this fall. 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're interested in learning more about this course, please call the office at
905-469-8528


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.

 

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.


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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