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Literacy North Halton

Site: Adult Learning Centre Georgetown

Service: Literacy and Basic Skills

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Record #: ACT0380 Last Full Update: 23 Aug 2013
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameLBS
Contact Information
Office Phone905-873-2200
Primary ContactDympna Dewar, Executive Director, Adult Learning Centre; Email:
Alternate ContactAlyson Findlay
Agency Information
Agency DescriptionA community based organization seeking to reach and assist, through individualized and group tutoring, adults in North Halton who wish to improve their functional level of literacy.  
Service Level(50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
FundingRegional / Municipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Agency Services
Service Information
Service DescriptionLiteracy and Basic Skills Upgrading Read*Spell*Write Program (RSW): 
* offers literacy, numeracy and essential skills services to assist in transitioning to employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence 
* one-on-one and small group tutoring 
* outreach programs for clients 
* volunteer recruitment and training 
* development of adult literacy resource materials 
* development of literacy projects depending on the availability of grants 
* advocacy for adult literacy, through memberships in provincial and literacy organizations 
Academic Upgrading Program (ACE): 
* in partnership with Sheridan College with Sheridan professors on site, teaching English, Math and Science for college entrance  
Workplace Communications Program: 
* a 10 week program for individuals who need to improve their computer skills in order to improve employment and career training opportunities 
* adults over 18 years may be eligible based on free skills assessment and orientation  
* course covers an introduction to computers, computer terms and MS Office applications  
* students learn basic file management and are introduced to email and the internet  
* a registration fee includes the student handbook 
Service is also provided in Milton at: 
555 Ontario Street, Suite 208 
(located in the Centre for Skills Development and Training) 
HoursTue 9 am-4 pm * Wed 1 pm-4 pm, 6 pm-9 pm * Thu 9 am-4 pm * closed Fri 
Datescontinuous intake
Areas ServedActon ; Georgetown ; Milton
EligibilityAges: 19 year(s) and up 
Primarily serves adult learners wanting to improve their literacy and numeracy skills to achieve goals of further education and training, employment or increased independence  
* must have facility in English (and/or French for French programs) and literacy skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario curriculum  
* call for eligibility information 
Applicationcall to arrange an interview
FeesNone ; tuition is free * program registration fee - based on sliding scale * no one is refused service
Additional Services at this Site
Site Information
Located In CommunityGeorgetown
Address & Map
72 Mill St, Ste 206
Georgetown, ON L7G 2C9
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Mailing AddressPO Box 218 
Georgetown, ON L7G 4Y5
Wheelchair AccessibilityNot Accessible ; but clients can access service at other locations
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesAdult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Literacy Testing