Business Number: 118799584RR0001

Our Mission

The Barrie Literacy Council is a volunteer, charitable, community-based organization dedicated to helping all adults in our community improve their basic reading, writing and math skills in a supportive environment. In keeping a student-centered approach, we offer flexible scheduling for our one-to-one (tutor/student) instruction. Adult learners who seek our assistance will receive, free of charge, full attention to the assessment of their needs, assistance in setting personal goals, appropriate instruction, and ongoing assessment of their progress.

As an organization, we work to improve our performance and secure adequate resources in order to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and to meet the expectations of our stakeholders. We network with literacy organizations and other community partners to ensure a full range of services are available and to continually improve the services we offer to our students.

The Barrie Literacy Council promotes awareness of the problems associated with low adult literacy, its impact on the community and our role in reducing adult illiteracy, through our public relations activities.


Established in 1979, the Barrie Literacy Council was formed to respond to the needs of adults who have trouble with reading, writing, and math. A charitable and volunteer organization, the Council subscribes to the philosophy of “Each One Teach One”, and does so by pairing one tutor with one student at the student’s convenience. With the latest statistics estimating that 26% of Simcoe County residents cannot perform basic reading functions, the Literacy Council is dedicated to raising awareness in order to attract volunteer tutors, potential students, sponsors and the general public

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