Outreach literacy

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The John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton’s Outreach Literacy is a community-based program providing literacy and essential skills training in reading, writing and numeracy. Training is designed to support learners on one of the following goal paths: Apprenticeship, Employment, Post-secondary training, Secondary School Credits or Independence.  Outreach Literacy serves Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton County.

a range of programs to suit your interests

programs

Literacy & Basic Skills

The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults in Ontario to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals. Come improve your math, reading, writing and computer skills.

Digital Literacy

Digital Literacy is for anyone with basic reading skills who wants to learn the fundamentals of using digital technologies. Learners will understand basic computing concepts and skills through this program. Lesson planning will focus on specifically what the learner needs support with such as (Microsoft Office, Using Email, navigating online, Smartphones, etc.)

Code Camp

Learn to code for free. Accomplish this by working through interactive coding lessons - with the support of literacy staff. Certifications are issued by Free Code Camp. This program is currently offered at Outreach Literacy at our Minden Location.

The Leadership Series

Many individuals have completed their education but have not had an opportunity to develop the critical skills required for success in the workplace. Employers are increasingly expressing their concern for the lack of leadership skills available amongst applicants. These same employers are indicating that they place as much importance upon these “employ-ability” skills as they do technical knowledge and formal education.

Tech Tutoring

Come see a member of our team for FREE technology tutoring!
Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Minden location.

Learning Lunches

Learning Lunches is a monthly program where a range of topics are presented in a short workshop. Lunch is provided for participants.

Food Handler's Preparation

Are you interested in taking your Food Handler's Certificate? There are many ways to study for this exam both online and through the local health unit. If you would like our support in preparing for your exam, please contact us.

Smart Phone Photography

These workshops are delivered one to one or in small groups under LBS digital literacy. Great skill to have an add to resumes for a growing number of careers!

Events Calendar

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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 6 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
Tech Tutoring 2:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Sep 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Come see a member of our team for FREE technology tutoring! Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Minden location We provide an overview on core elements of technology including: Operating computers, smart devices andRead More »Tech Tutoring
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 12 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
Tech Tutoring 2:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Sep 13 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Come see a member of our team for FREE technology tutoring! Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Minden location We provide an overview on core elements of technology including: Operating computers, smart devices andRead More »Tech Tutoring
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
Tech Tutoring 2:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Sep 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Come see a member of our team for FREE technology tutoring! Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Minden location We provide an overview on core elements of technology including: Operating computers, smart devices andRead More »Tech Tutoring
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
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Code Camp 9:00 am
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Sep 27 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Code Camp @ Outreach Literacy Minden
Coders are projected to be in shortage in Ontario through 2026. This makes it great option to consider as a career path.  Coders also have many options that other occupations do not enjoy such asRead More »Code Camp
Tech Tutoring 2:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Tech Tutoring
Come see a member of our team for FREE technology tutoring! Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at our Minden location We provide an overview on core elements of technology including: Operating computers, smart devices andRead More »Tech Tutoring
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About Us

The John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton’s Outreach Literacy is a community-based program providing literacy and essential skills training in reading, writing and numeracy.

Training is designed to support learners on one of the following goal paths: Apprenticeship, Employment, Post-secondary training, Secondary School Credits or Independence.

Literacy and Basic Skills Program Features:

  • One-to-one tutoring or small group training
  • Service delivery by trained volunteers
  • E-learning option
  • Assessment services
  • Free and confidential
  • Open Year-round
  • Childcare and transportation subsidies available

 

Locations:

Outreach Literacy Kawartha Lakes
22 Peel St.
Lindsay, ON K9V 3L9

705-328-0472 ext. 923
learn@outreachliteracy.com

Outreach Literacy Haliburton County
14 IGA Rd, Unit 101
Minden, ON K0M 2K0

705-328-0472 ext. 927
learn@outreachliteracy.com

Adult literacy matters

Connect and allow us to support you with your learning goals!

One to One Personalized learning

Your learning plan and lessons are designed specifically to suit your learning style and are targeted to the materials you wish to work on.

Learn at your own pace

Sessions are set based on your availability and at your own learning pace.

contact us

The John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes & Haliburton
22 Peel St.
Lindsay, ON K9V 3L9
705-328-0472 

Outreach Literacy Kawartha Lakes
22 Peel St.
Lindsay, ON K9V 3L9
705-328-0472 ext. 923

Outreach Literacy Haliburton County
14 IGA Rd, Unit 101
Minden, ON K0M 2K0
705-328-0472 ext. 927

City of Kawartha Lakes
Haliburton County

Outreach Literacy is made possible by: