The Orillia and District Literacy Council is a non-profit organization assisting adults with their reading, writing, math and computer skills for over 45 years. We rely on volunteers to work with our students and guide our organization.

Our mission

We assist adults to improve their skills for success in learning and life.

Our team

We are governed by a Board of Directors. The Board is assisted by three staff members. 

What we do

We help adults in reading, writing, spelling and math, along with essential skills and computer basics. Anyone over the age of 19 is welcome to join any of our FREE learning programs. For all learners, we do this on a one-on-one basis. Some learners prefer to work on their own while being guided by a trained staff or volunteer and others like the comfort of learning in a small group. 

We offer a comfortable place for individual learning with six separate study areas, a computer lab with 8 PC computers and a classroom.

Some of our learners 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 learners attend 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 45 years and operate year-round – no school breaks for us!

Our supporters

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 learners and guide our organization.