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Our Program at a Glance

At the KGO Adult Literacy Program, we offer free learner-centred programming in a class setting as well as one-to-one tutoring to support learners at different levels of literacy. In collaboration with several community organizations and partners, we host guest facilitators and offers special workshops such as Voting and Literacy and Expressive Writing Workshops.

We are always accepting new learners and we are committed to supporting adult learners in achieving their learning goals in a safe, positive, and supportive learning environment.


Join this program:

  • To be able to read the newspaper, books, magazines, webpages, health information, etc. more easily and with a better understanding
  • To be able to understand and complete government forms
  • To be able to write letters, stories and improve your spelling
  • To be able to use math and problem solve in everyday life (i.e. understanding your bills or tax information)
  • To be able to read maps or street signs
  • To be able to improve and use your math skills in your job (i.e. calculate change and measure)
  • To improve your math skills to shop, bank and learn ways to save money
  • To be able to help your child/children and grandchild/grandchildren with their homework
  • To upgrade your reading, writing and math skills to enter an Academeic and Career Entrance (ACE) program
  • To advocate for oneself at home or within the wider community
  • To increase your overall confidence/self-esteem and learn amongst your peers

 

If you feel this program is a fit for your needs, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at 647-859-8422.

 

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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.

 

5th Anniversary

Register for July 12

 

KGO-ALP-5th Anniversary Poster

 

Community & Corporate Partnerships

We strongly believe in the power of collaboration. We offer many meaningful ways for companies and community organizations to be engaged and form partnerships that are transformational for both business and community members.

Our relationships with corporations and community organizations has enabled us to grow our program and expand our reach, providing opportunities to adult learners in East Scarborough.


 Looking for ideas? Consider one of these:

  • Sponsor our weekly meals
  • Donate products or gifts to our annual bowl-a-thon
  • Create an employee giving program or matching gift program
  • Sponsor our community engagement events
  • Organize a book or computer drive
  • Host your own event in support KGO-ALP
  • Collect and give in-kind donations such as products, services, advertizing space or printing
  • Volunteer

 

Don't see an idea that fits your business or organization? Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 647-859-8422 to talk about a corporate or community partnership that works best for you.

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