FacesConnecting to Literacy

ABC Canada has collaborated with the publisher of the Yellow Pages™ and literacy agencies to provide telephone numbers for organizations that offer detailed information on the literacy programming available in your community.

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development has a Training Hotline service to provide answers to questions about training, including the Literacy and Basic Skills Program, and telephone numbers of literacy agencies across the province. Call the toll-free Employment Ontario Hotline at
1-800-387-5656   or

For information on where to access employment services in London-Middlesex, go to Employment Ontario

Literacy Link South Central (LLSC) is a literacy information and referral network servicing the 6 counties of Oxford, Elgin, Middlesex, Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. The staff of LLSC works to create and maintain a well-coordinated literacy system to meet the literacy needs of these service areas.


Links to Local Support Agencies

Further information regarding other local support agencies can be found in “Help Yourself Through Hard Times”. This publication is available through Information London and contains a wealth of information.


Four umbrella organizations in Ontario support diverse literacy initiatives:

Anglophone: Essential Skills Ontario, Tel.: 416-963-5787

Deaf:  Deaf Literacy Initiative, TDD:  905-897-6772

Francophone:  La Coalition francophone , Tel: 613-842-5369

Native: Ontario Native Literacy Coalition , Tel: 519-371-5594

Four sectoral bodies in Ontario support distinctive approaches to literacy delivery:

Colleges:  College Sector Committee for Adult Upgrading , Tel: 705-674-2124

Community Agencies:  Community Literacy of Ontario, Tel: 705-733-2312

Laubach: Laubach Literacy Ontario, Tel: 519-743-3309

School Boards: CESBA Literacy Committee , Tel: 613-652-1595

Other useful links:


Learning Disabilities Association Canada

Movement for Canadian Literacy

Essential Skills Links:

Office of Literacy and Essential Skills Service Canada

Ontario Skills Passport

Independent Learning Centre

Student/Tutor Links:

The Learning Edge — exercises to improve your reading and writing

English Zone — fact sheets, quizzes and exercises on reading, writing, spelling and grammar

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