MTML PROGRAMS > Toronto Public Library Adult Literacy Program
Toronto Public Library
Adult Literacy Program
Adult Literacy Program
- Digital Skills
- Family Literacy
We provide FREE one-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing and math, in a safe and welcoming environment at 9 locations across the city. Learners are our primary focus. In our program, we help learners improve their life skills by assisting them with their personal literacy goals. Working at their own pace, the learning provided is based on each individual’s needs. In return, they must commit to a weekly two-hour session for a minimum of six months.
PROGRAM TYPE: Community-based
INTAKE: Ongoing. There is no specific start date. We register participants all year long and there is no specific end date as the program is learner-goal driven.
ELIGIBILITY: One-on-one tutoring in basic reading, writing and math for English-speaking adults 16 years or older.
ACCESS: Our program is currently meeting virtually or over the phone. In some cases, staff are providing learners with direct support, where the volunteer may be unavailable to do so. Adult Literacy staff have been supporting learner/tutor pairs with printed learning materials and online resources. We are also providing assessments remotely and are still actively accepting new learners into our program. We plan to re-open in-person services once it is safe to do so.
S. Walter Stewart Branch
170 Memorial Park Avenue, Toronto, ON M4J 2K5
North York Central Library
5120 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON M2N 5N9
Maria A. Shchuka Branch
1745 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, ON M6E 2H4
30 Sewells Road, Toronto, ON M1B 3G5
1515 Albion Road, Toronto, ON, M9V 1B2
Barbara Frum Branch
20 Covington Road, Toronto, ON M6A 3C1
Don Mills Branch
888 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON M3C 1P6
2793 Keele Street, Toronto, ON M3M 2G3
35 Fairview Mall Drive, Toronto, ON M2J 4S4
In 2019, we tutored over 220 learners. Our learners have achieved many of their goals with the help of our program. During the pandemic, with the help of our program, some of our learners were able to gain new employment, improve their math and digital literacy skills while working remotely. We are happy to work with adult learners one-on-one to help them achieve their basic literacy learning goals.