Business Number: 137164869RR0001

The Skills Upgrading Centre (Literacy Council York-Simcoe) is an Ontario-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to assisting English-speaking adults in our community to acquire essential skills, employment skills, and life skills. For more than 30 years, we have provided a safe, supportive, and confidential service to those who want to upgrade their skills.

Through our committed volunteers, we serve more than 600 people annually, providing one-to-one tutoring, small group instruction, and computer assisted learning. We also offer employment readiness programs, including basic and intermediate computer software training and employability/soft skills training.   

Our Mission

Through customized skills-upgrading programs, we engage and empower adults in our community to achieve a successful future.

Our Vision

To build a better community by providing opportunities for a better education, a better job, and a better life for all.

What People Are Saying

"Tutoring is a rewarding experience for me! I was looking for a volunteer job several years ago and couldn't believe that the Literacy Council was looking for someone to help people achieve their goal in life by improving their reading skills. Helping feels great."

— Present Volunteer Tutor, Read More

"“With the support and materials provided by the Literacy Council I was able to achieve my goals. I attribute this to the encouragement from the staff and my tutor. I would not be where I am now without their help.” "

— Student, after 18 months., Read More

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