Hamilton Reads Award

We are pleased to introduce a new award recognizing individuals, groups or entities that have made a significant contribution to literacy within the City of Hamilton.

Read more about the Hamilton Reads Award here.

Download the nomination form here.

Hamilton Literacy Council Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please note: our offices will be closed for the week of March 15th to 21st. (Our tutor rooms will be available)

Tutor Rooms are available until 9:00 p.m. weekdays and also on weekends, however the YWCA closes at 4:00 on Sundays.

Please note: In the event of a snowstorm, the Hamilton Literacy Council will be closed if the schools are closed.

For closures at the YWCA, please click on the following link. On those dates there will be no access to the building.



Do you know anyone interested in becoming a tutor?
Please see our “Volunteer” page for more information.

The Hamilton Literacy Council is proud to be a part of:

Employment Ontario

Ontario's employment & training network

United Way of Burlington and Greater Hamilton



We offer free one-to-one tutoring and small group classes to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing and math skills (Literacy and Basic Skills, Levels 1-3). Student goals include employment, further education and increased independence. Call us at 905-529-9907.

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Become a Volunteer:

Our Volunteer Tutors help English-speaking adults with basic reading, writing and math skills. If you can give 2-4 hours per week, we will train you for a life-changing experience.  
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Help us today in our mission. To make a donation or to become a member, please see our membership page.

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Literacy Facts:

In Canada, 42% of adults need some help with reading and writing, 50% need help with numeracy, and 68% need help with problem-solving (ALL Survey, 2005).


We are community partners in Hamilton's Tackling Poverty initiative and pledge to do everything we can to play our part in making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. For more information please go to:

Literacy Links

Adult Basic Education Association

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board St. Charles: Literacy & Basic Skills, ESL

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Literacy & Basic Skills, ESL

Mohawk College - College & Career Preparation Program
Mohawk College - Deaf Empowerment Program
CNIB - Literacy and Basic Skills for Deaf-Blind Persons

Hamilton Native Learning Centre

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