We are United for Literacy

Everyone deserves access to literacy and learning. United for Literacy is dedicated to making that possible. We have over 120 years of frontline experience in Canada. We offer free tutoring and mentoring to people who need literacy and numeracy support.

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Volunteers change lives

Each year, our volunteers give thousands of hours to tutoring math, reading, and writing; reading stories; helping with special events; and supporting our book donation program.

From helping children read a favourite book to supporting adults as they work to improve their skills, volunteers are key to creating a culture of literacy in Canada. 

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Why Literacy?

Improving literacy improves people’s lives—research shows that people in Canada with higher levels of literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving skills report better health and stronger connections with their communities and society. Literacy upgrading also has a positive impact on higher earnings and job retention. 

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Map of Canada. Each province and territory is a different colour. There are dots showing everywhere United for Literacy has a program running.
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