Oakville Literacy Council - Recent News
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 basi
If you're interested in learning more about this course, please call the office at
Fall Volunteer Tutor Training
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer tutor?
Orientation and interviews are scheduled for Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Mandatory training is scheduled for October 15 and 18, 2014
If you are available for all of these dates, please find more information here, fill out an application and email to OLC by September 5, 2014.
Download the application here.
Download a job description here.
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.