Record #: BAR3365
Last Modified: 27 Nov 2023
Last Full Update: 13 Apr 2023


Description (Service) Help adults to improve their reading, writing and math skills, to use these skills in everyday living, to reach their own goal of employment, apprenticeship, secondary school credit or GED, post-secondary education or greater independence and to improve confidence and self-esteem

Sessions are on a one to one basis or in a small group
  • adult literacy tutoring is individual, confidential and geared to the student's needs and abilities
  • meetings are usually held at the Barrie Literacy Council
  • Tutor Training Workshop offered several times a year
  • must have attended an Information Session prior to taking a Tutor Training Workshop
  • criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening mandatory for volunteers
  • offers free in-person Computer Basics Classes from time to time, call or check website or Facebook page for upcoming classes
Barrie Literacy Council is fully open with health and safety practices in place
  • Strongly encouraged to wear mask and sanitize hands
  • Staff continue to disinfect student/tutor work surfaces

Service Details

Hours Tutoring Sessions: tutors with students create their own schedule
Areas Served Barrie ; Barrie - and surrounding area
  • Age Requirement: 19 yrs and up
  • no longer attending school
Application Referral - self, Referral - other agencies
Languages English
  • Program - fee for Tutor Training course
  • None - no fee for students

Address and Location

Located In Community Barrie
Address & Map
80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON
Canada L4N 6S7
Physical Access Fully Accessible

Contact Information

Office Phone Voice and Messages: 705-728-7323, Text Only: 705-817-3457
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
Primary Contact Judy DesRoches, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Susan De Charette, Administrative Assistant

Agency Overview