Improve Reading, Writing or Math Skills

The Access2English program pairs trained community volunteers with adults who want to improve their reading, writing, speaking or math skills, but who are unable to access literacy or ESL classes or programs.

Learners include adults whose native language is English as well as immigrants and newcomers for whom English is an additional language.

Volunteers and learner pairs arrange to get together at convenient locations in the community for up to four hours every week to work on meeting learner set literacy goals for improved quality of life, employment,or self sufficiency.

Small group learning situations are also possible if learners in the group have similar skill sets.

The program runs from September to June, but intake is continuous, so interested learners may contact the program co-ordinator at any time to register. Training for new volunteers occurs throughout the year.

Volunteer Tutors Needed

If you're someone who loves learning and teaching others you can volunteer as a tutor. While formal qualifications are not necessary, this program is ideal for people wanting to become teachers, and current or retired educators. Contact us for more information or apply online.

Sign up to Volunteer as a Tutor

CELPIP Test Preparation Courses

We offer CELPIP preparation courses on a regular basis. Click here for more information and to sign up for class notifications.

The CELPIP-General Test is a complete English language testing program that assesses general levels of functional competency. The CELPIP-General Test is designated by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) as proof of English language proficiency for those applying for permanent resident status and/or Canadian citizenship.

Learn More about the CELPIP Test Preparation Courses

Interested volunteers and learners should contact: