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Beyond the Frame

On September 22, 2016, family, friends and community members came out in support of Beyond the Frame. Sponsored by Centennial College, learners showcased their work and mingled with visitors. MPP Mitzie Hunter (Scarborough-Guildwood) shared words of encouragement and support.

Beyond the Frame is a learner-led art-based project that bridges the relationship between literacy, photography and narrative. What makes this project exciting is that for most of our learners, this was their first time using a digital camera! Also, they decided on their own theme of pictures and what they wanted to share and write about.

The project began in July 2016 with a “Photography 101 Workshop” by Solana Cain. Learners had the opportunity to practice taking photos around the neighbourhood and then spent the next 4 weeks taking photos of their own. Throughout this project, the group met weekly to discuss their photos, receive feedback and to work on their stories. In the end, learners chose 5 - 7 of their best photos to show at the exhibit. The project was completed in early September 2016.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located at Progress Church at 4242 Kingston Road (right at the northwest corner of Kingston Road and Galloway Road).

 

Q: How old do I have to be to participate in your programs? Am I too old?

A: We provide support to adults ages 21 and older, but no one is never to old to start learning.

 

Q: I have a learning disability; can I still join your programs?

A: Yes you can!

 

Q: I have a physical disability; how will I be able to join your programs?

A: Our program is accessible for individuals who have a physical disability. Contact us to for more details.

 

Q: Is there a cost to your programs?

A: Nope! Our program is free!

 

Q: Do I need specific training to volunteer for your organization?

A: As long as you are passionate about adult literacy, patient, non-judgmental and willing to learn, we will provide any training needed.

 

Q: How do I become a volunteer at the KGO Adult Literacy Program?

A: Feel free to give us a call at 647-859-8422 for more information or fill out our online application.

 

Q: I am a senior citizen and retired; can I still volunteer?

A: Absolutely! We welcome volunteers over the age of 18.

 

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Voting and Literacy

In light of the Federal Election, we're spending our first 4 weeks learning about the voting process, getting our learners registered and encouraging them to vote on October 19th. We were fortunate to have Liberal Party candidate John MacKay Conservative Party candidate Chuck Konkel come speak and as well as Kwesi Johnson (courtesy of Samara's Vote Pop Up) who educated us about elections as well as facilitated a great reenactment of what to expect on voting day.