Who we are
We are governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is assisted by three staff members; one is full-time and two are part-time. Meet Cathy, January and Laura and the rest of our team.
What we do
- Six individual study areas
- Computer lab with 8 PC computers
Some of our students want to achieve their high school diploma or equivalent in order to go on to employment or further education while others want to be able to read for their own independence. Whatever the reason, we strive to meet their needs.
When students learn depends on their schedule. They simply tell us when they are available and we match them up with a volunteer on the same schedule.
We have been doing this for 40 years and operate year-round – no school breaks for us!
The Orillia and District Literacy Council is a local, non-profit organization of trained volunteers. We assist adults to improve their reading, writing, math and computer skills in order to cope with everyday life, to reach their goals and to improve their chances of success in our community.
This Employment Ontario program is partially funded by the Ontario government. We also do fundraising to supplement our government grants and receive wide-spread support from the businesses and citizens of Orillia. We rely on volunteers to work with our students and guide our organization.