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Literacy and Basic Skills

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The Literacy and Basic Skills Program (LBS) is an exciting and interesting program for adults who want to gain skills to enhance employability, independence, or go on to further training.

Academic Upgrading

This program prepares students to earn secondary school credits to support their goals to attend Secondary School.  Student can hone their skills in preparation for Post-Secondary and Apprenticeship or to obtain employment. Skills training include: reading, writing and math skills and applications.

This program is offered at City Learning Centre and Hill Park Learning Centre. 

Essential Skills Upgrading

Instructors provide essential training in reading, writing, real life math skills and basic computer skills to prepare students for employment and independence pathways.  This program typically supports adults ages 21+ who have developmental disabilities or adults with low literacy.

This program is offered at Hill Park Learning Centre.


This program is targeted at specific training skills for employment and independence and is offered at Hill Park Learning Centre.


  • 19yrs +
  • Resident of Ontario
  • In need of upgrading skills in reading, writing, or math in order to pursue goals
  • Have sufficient English language skills to participate fully in the LBS program (CLB requirements vary by program. See specific program page for further details.)


Continuous Intake enables learners to access the program throughout the year.  To make an appointment for and intake/assessment meeting, please click the button below:

Book ON-LINE Appointment – Literacy & Basic Skills (NON-CREDIT)


This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

For more information call 905-561-2190.

Updated on Wednesday, April 03, 2024.
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