Adult literacy is more than reading and writing.  It’s about having the skills to be successful on a personal pathway.  The skills required to be a chef are very different than the skills needed to be a mechanic.  Literacy is having the skills and knowledge to thrive and complete a specific goal.

Adult literacy is about skill building.  Building the right foundation makes the next step easier whether that is employment, further education, apprenticeship or independence.

Programs in Ontario help adult learners build skills in 6 competency areas.

  • Find and Use Information
  • Communicate Ideas and Information
  • Understand and Use Numbers
  • Use Digital Technology
  • Manage Learning
  • Engage with Others

To find out if an adult literacy program is a good fit for you, please email