We help adults with reading, writing, spelling and math, along with essential skills and computer basics. Anyone over the age of 19 is welcome to join our FREE learning programs. Some students prefer to work on their own while being guided by a trained staff or volunteer while others like the comfort of learning in a small group. We customize it to your needs.


The Orillia and District Literacy Council continues to take every precaution possible to ensure a safe and healthy environment with volunteers and staff. We are following government and public health regulations which means we are unable to provide in class teaching We are working from home and offering support to our learners through telephone and email.

Please stay safe and we hope to see you soon.

TOP 10 REASONS TO COME TO THE ORILLIA AND DISTRICT LITERACY COUNCIL

  1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE – did you know that 1 in 3 adults in Ontario need some sort of upgrading to survive in the ever changing world? The upgrading you receive depends on what you need

  2. INDIVIDUAL ONE-ON-ONE TUTORING – we provide individualized learning plans and tutoring so you only learn what you need

  3. NO CHARGE FOR LEARNING – all of our programs are offered at no cost to the students, with all materials supplied

  4. FLEXIBLE HOURS – you can come in the morning, afternoon, or after work, for as many hours a day as you like

  5. TAKE AS LITTLE OR AS MUCH TIME AS YOU NEED – you may be here for a few weeks or a few months, depending on your need

  6. GET THE SKILLS YOU NEED TO GET A JOB – we offer employment readiness courses with assistance in resumes and filling in applications

  7. SUPPORTIVE, MOTIVATING ENVIRONMENT – we provide all the tools you will need and assist you in any way we can

  8. BUILD YOUR SELF-CONFIDENCE AND BOOST YOUR SELF-ESTEEM – learning makes you feel better about yourself and gives you the confidence to try new things

  9. INCREASE YOUR INDEPENDENCE – we can provide money math, form filling, and life skills training to make your life easier

  10. ASSISTANCE WITH BREAKING DOWN BARRIERS – we can help you with child care, transportation, housing, or whatever you need to succeed