Through customized skills upgrading programs, we engage and empower adults in our community to achieve a successful future.
To build a better community by providing opportunities for a better education, a better job and a better life for all.
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.
905-853-6279 ext 203
905-853-6279 ext 200
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Nadia de Freitas
Maria Antoinette Crupi
Adviser to the Board Privacy Officer