IMPROVING LIVES
THROUGH
LEARNING

MISSION
Mission

Through customized skills upgrading programs, we engage and empower adults in our community to achieve a successful future. 

VISION
Vision

To build a better community by providing opportunities for a better education, a better job and a better life for all.

VALUES
Values

Support

Innovation 

Excellence  

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OUR STORY

Literacy Council York-Simcoe (LCYS) was formed in 1984 by a group of passionate volunteers who were dedicated to helping those experiencing difficulty in reading, writing, and working with numbers. 

In 1987, LCYS was incorporated as a non-profit charitable organization and obtained funding from the provincial government. That same year, LCYS opened a small office in Newmarket and hired its first staff member. 

LCYS has since obtained funding from a variety of government and community funders to enhance programming for more than 550 adult students per year. 

Today, with a small staff and more than 25 dedicated volunteers, Skills Upgrading Centre – LCYS continues to improve lives in York Region and Bradford West Gwillimbury through education, participation, and empowerment. 
 

History
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STAFF

Trisha

Executive Director

905-853-6279 ext 203

trishap@skillsupgrading.ca

Rene 

IT Support
905-853-6279 ext 200

renen@skillsupgrading.ca

Samantha

Program Assistant

905-853-6279 ext 200

info@skillsupgrading.ca

Magda 

Learning Coordinator

905-853-6279 ext 201

magdad@skillsupgrading.ca

Nancy

Adult Learning Instructor

905-853-6279 ext 204

nancyt@skillsupgrading.ca

Marc 

Computer Training Facilitator

905-955-8597 

marcs@skillsupgrading.ca

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Board
Nadia de Freitas 

Chair 

Susan Lalingo

Director

Edmund Yeung

Director

Austin Down 

Vice Chair

Maria Antoinette Crupi

Director

Alex Lin

Treasurer

Michael Demczur

Director

Sharon Russell

Adviser to the Board Privacy Officer