“ the ability to understand and employ printed information in daily activities at home, at work and in the community – to achieve one’s goals, and to develop one’s knowledge and potential” International Adult Literacy Skills survey (IALS) 2003 WHAT IS LITERACY?
From LBS level 5, learners can bridge into Academic Upgrading programs provided through the colleges, where they can continue to upgrade their skills to a grade 12 equivalency level. The College Academic Upgrading programs are also part of the LBS System.
Learners may also pursue an Ontario Secondary School Diploma ( OSSD ) or a Generalized Education Development ( GED )
focus is mainly for credit entry, but will accept any goal path
Yorkdale S.S. (38 Orfus Road)
Night school classes at all levels (M/W, 6:30 – 9:00pm)
Numeracy class - Part time day class
Monday – Friday, 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
To help learners improve their math skills for entry into the adult credit program at Yorkdale
Toronto District School Board - LBS
How can a person join the program? Call an LBS Assessment Centre and set up an appointment For the Lawrence Heights area: Bickford Centre, 777 Bloor St. West (at Christie subway station) 416-393-1995 Toronto District School Board - LBS
Toronto Public Library Adult Literacy Services
These programs serve young adults ages 16-29 in the Lawrence Heights, Neptune and Lotherton Pathways communities . It runs out of 10 Old Meadow Lane.
The GED (General Education Development) Program is for youth, 18-29 years old, who have been out of full-time high school for at least a year. Students prepare to pass the GED exam and receive the Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education. Frontier College GED Program
Students take a 10 week computer based GED course to prepare for the GED exam.
Upon successful completion of the GED exam, students receive their High School Equivalency Diploma.
The Pre-GED Program is for youth, 16-29 years old, who do not have a high school diploma. Frontier College Pre-GED Program
Frontier College Pre-GED Program Students work on a computer based program with the support of a volunteer tutor. Learners work towards their individualized goals to improve their reading, writing and math. Upon completion, learners may enroll in the GED program.
Frontier College GED and Pre-GED Programs For more information please Contact: Awale Jama at ( 416)455-7646.
Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy is a network of organizations and individuals who are involved in and support adult literacy. They are an independent non-profit organization. They provide leadership and work actively to develop and promote adult literacy in Toronto and York Region. Membership includes all of the Literacy and Basic Skills Programs funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities.
Literacy Access Network : 416-961-5557 We are here to help you.