About Us

 MTML's history, mission, vision and what we do.

MTML History

Established in 1978, the Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) is a membership-based non-profit organization working to advance the issue of adult literacy.  MTML is one of 16 regional networks in Ontario that supports and promotes the work of adult literacy and skills upgrading programs. With funding support through the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development MTML works with 33 Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies operating at over 100 locations in the City of Toronto and York Region. We collaborate with programs and people to share knowledge, build awareness and promote the lifelong learning needed to fully participate in today’s society.

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We provide a voice for adult literacy in Toronto and York Region. We collaborate with our members to share knowledge, build awareness, and promote confidence and the lifelong learning needed to better participate in the community.

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We envision a community where literacy is a right that is enjoyed by all.

What We Do

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Public Education

Providing public education, and working to raise awareness about the importance of literacy issues with the public and with our partners.

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Information and Referrals

Literacy Access Network Phone Hotline, 416-961-5557, provides program information, guidance and direction to individuals who are looking to help improve their skills. 

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Professional Development

Providing support, training and resources to the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs to help improve the delivery of LBS programs in Toronto and York Region.

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Community Planning

Collaborating with literacy service providers to coordinate services and achieve common standards on assessment and practice to address the needs of adult learners

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Research and Development

Developing, delivering, supporting and collaborating with other service providers on literacy research and development projects to help inform the field of effective and innovative programs.

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Communications and Collaboration

Providing a communications hub and community for LBS providers and other partners, like Ontario government, literacy networks, employment centres, social service agencies and community organizations that work with adults who may benefit from LBS programs. 

Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Treaty 13 territory with the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Metis Peoples.