Outreach literacy

Continue learning during covid19

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.

To our Clients, Friends, and Community Partners,

Our Agency has been paying very close attention to the recent global outbreak of COVID-19. We have been taking precautions in all our offices.

Our staff has been given the most up-to-date information from the Public Health Agency of Canada, and we remain vigilant in following the recommended guidelines to prevent the spread of infection. We are proactive with cleaning and disinfecting of our spaces and we are encouraging our staff to stay home if they are experiencing symptoms similar to a cold or flu.

Those with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you are infected because symptoms are similar to that of a cold or flu, and may take up to 14 days after exposure to appear. Symptoms have included fever, cough, respiratory distress, and pneumonia. For more information, please visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/diseases/2019-novel-coronavirus-infection.html .

We ask that all clients and visitors to our office are cognizant of these symptoms, and are aware of how to reduce the risk of spreading infection. The safety of our clients and our staff is our main priority. Please feel free to contact our Agency if you have any questions.

How can we support you during Covid19?

Please send us a message regarding any supports you require and we will provide you with the relevant information.

service options and resources for continued learning

One to One Online

If you have internet access and computer, you can connect with an LBS facilitator to begin or continue your one to one Literacy and Basic Skills education. A schedule will be set up with you and you will have the ability to receive personalize lessons and supports. Our facilitators use ZOOM for web meetings and you can find the tutorials on how to use it here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-How-Do-I-Join-A-Meeting-

One to One by Phone

You can connect with an LBS facilitator over the phone to begin or continue your one to one Literacy and Basic Skills education. A schedule will be set up with you and you will have the ability to receive personalize lessons and supports. The facilitator will work with you in order to plan how materials are distributed and picked up.
Call us at 705 340-2986

In Person by Appoinment

You can now connect with an LBS facilitator in person by appointment. We are safely resuming our office sessions and abiding by covid protocals
Call us at 705 340-2986


Continue your online learning using the following resources.
Feel free to ask our staff for support in your home study!

Laubach Literacy has a full directory of online resources:

Task-based Activities designed for your goal path:

Coping with Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak from the World Health Organization:

contact us

Our Office are closed during Covid19.

Outreach Literacy Kawartha Lakes
Lindsay, ON 

Outreach Literacy Haliburton County
Minden, ON 

Outreach Literacy is made possible by: