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Literacy Link Niagara

Service: Literacy and Basic Skills

Contact Details
Office Phone 905-401-5380
Primary Contact Gay Douglas Broerse, Executive Director; Phone: 905-401-5380; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Karen Schmidt, Partnership Coordinator; Email:
Primary Executive Brenda Vandersluys, Chair; Email:
Site Details
Areas Served Niagara Region
Located In Community St Catharines
Address & Map
36 Page St, Suite 404
St Catharines, ON L2R 4A7
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Intersection Page St and Welland Ave
Service and Access Details
Description (Service) A regional coalition of literacy programs committed to adult basic education. This incorporated, non-profit organization was created to provide a network for shared information and resources and a continuum of quality adult basic education services. 
Literacy and Basic Skills support organization representing literacy programs * information on and referral to literacy programs * literacy assessments * public awareness and education * resource centre * professional development for member groups * literacy service planning * clear language consultation 
The 12 programs meet the needs of adult students in the community and offer many ways to upgrade or improve their literacy skills such as one to one tutoring or peer/group work. There are four streams of literacy programs: Francophone, Anglophone, Native and Deaf. 
LLN promotes the internal linking of member agencies to plan and provide information and training and the external linking of the broader community to literacy and its relation to significant community issues – employment, health, justice, and poverty. 
Member programs include college, school board, workplace, Native, Francophone, Special Needs, second language training, community-based literacy providers and trainers, and private businesses
Hours Call for appointment and meetings
Eligibility Agencies with programs as outlined, or having an interest in literacy issues * adults 19 years and older who would like information on literacy or basic skills upgrading
Application Call to arrange interview
Languages English
Fees Program - For some programs ; Information and referral -- free
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1991
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ; Fees
Service Categories Planning/Coordinating/Advisory Groups ~ Literacy Issues ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Education/Library Science Occupations ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Literacy Issues ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Literacy Issues