GIVE THE GIFT OF LEARNING
Adults with low literacy levels and a lack of marketable skills are more likely to be unemployed and have low income, poor health, and limited involvement in the community.
Skills Upgrading Centre works with adults to improve their literacy, math, computer and employability soft skills so they can work towards reaching their maximum potential and be contributing members of society.
Whether a person has specific employment goals, wants to pursue higher or specialized education or is looking for personal fulfillment, our programs are designed not only to help that person learn, grow and succeed, but also to enrich the community as a whole.
Without the generous support of funders, donors, and volunteers like you, we wouldn’t be able to help adults in the community develop a lifelong love of learning.
Ontario literacy levels by the numbers:
42% of adults in Ontario lack proper literacy skills
21% of adults in Ontario struggle with basic math
Less than 5% of these adults participate in adult literacy programs
With your help, we can make a positive impact in people’s lives and create a more inclusive community from which we all benefit. Please consider supporting our mission today.
WHY SUPPORT OUR SKILLS UPGRADING PROGRAMS?
DONATE VIA CALL, EMAIL OR BY MAILING A CHEQUE
Literacy Council York-Simcoe
1100 Gorham Street, Unit 15
Newmarket, ON L3Y 8Y8
CR#: 137164869 RR001
ONGOING FUNDRAISING EFFORTS
All money raised from our ongoing fundraising efforts is used to support the learning programs we offer to adults in our community.
COMMUNITY CHARITY BINGO
Our charity bingo fundraiser is currently our largest fundraising event. Please check the Bingo World Newmarket website for details about supporting our charity.
Come to our office to browse our quaint book corner. You’ll never know what well-loved books you’ll find!
We accept donations of gently used paperback novels. Please call our office at 905-853-6279 to arrange for your donation.