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Business No: 119080299RR0001

Parkdale Project Read supports adults with reading and writing goals by providing free literacy services in a supportive community.




Parkdale Project Read is a non-profit, community-based literacy program that operates an adult learning centre in the Parkdale community.

At Project Read, we support adults to realize their learning goals by providing free literacy services in a supportive community. We work with English-speaking adults who want to learn to read, write, or use basic math or computer skills.

We are dedicated to creating a comfortable and accessible learning environment where students can bring their whole self (body, mind, emotions, spirit) to learning.

Project Read believes in a learner-based approach – it is the student who decides how and what they learn. Our trained, volunteer tutors work with individual or groups of learners to help them find the best way to learn.

How to support our work

Parkdale Project Read invites you to make a difference in the lives of adult literacy learners!

Our mandate is to support adults to learn how to read, write, and develop basic math, computer and other skills. We support approximately 150 learners each year to meet their learning goals, such as entering college and university, accessing employment and training programs, and establishing their independence.

We are currently seeking donations to support our programs and services, including:

  • Our Educational groups for adults learning how to read and write in a supportive community;
  • Our Creative Writing group, interactive Digital Literacy Program, Self & Community Care group, and much more!
  • Our Parkdale People's Press publications, where adult literacy learners can tell their individual stories on their own terms  

Here are some ways you can help:

  • $50 will provide TTC tokens to one learner for two months.
  • $100 will provide one learner weekly healthy food boxes for one month.
  • $500 will fund the publication of one book written by our learners.
  • $1000 will fund 12 hours of training for 15 volunteer tutors, who then provide at least one year of weekly one-on-one support to learners.
  • $1500 will fund one of our educational group programs for 10 learners for an entire month.

It’s easy to donate:

  1. Make a secure online donation via Canada Helps.
  2. Mail a cheque or money order to: Parkdale Project Read, 180 Sudbury Street, Unit C7, Toronto, ON M6J 0A8
  3. If your organization, school, or business wants to raise funds for a charitable organization, please consider Parkdale Project Read. Contact us at 416-531-6308 to learn how you can get involved!
  4. Does your workplace participate in the annual United Way Campaign? Did you know that you can select our organization as your charity of choice through the United Way Donor Choice Program. To designate United Way Contributions (or a percentage of contributions) to our organization, please indicate the following on your donation form: Organization: Parkdale Project Read, Charitable Registration #: 11908 0299 RR0001

We welcome all donation amounts and can provide tax receipts for those over $20. 

Charitable Registration #: 11908 0299 RR0001


1209 King Street West, Unit 2

Toronto, ON, M6K 1C2

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