Description (Service) COVID-19 Update
Barrie Literacy Council is open with COVID-19 health and safety protocols in place
  • entry to the premises is by appointment only
  • COVID screening will be done upon entry
  • N95 or blue surgical masks are mandatory (no cloth), and are available on the premises
  • Disclosure and consent required for vaccination
Regular Service
Committed to helping 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 their 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
Free in-person Computer Basics Class
Service Details
Hours COVID-19 Update
Entry to the premises is by appointment only, call, text or email for an appointment

Regular Hours
Hours vary, meeting times are agreed upon between tutor and student
Areas Served 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 705-728-7323, Voice Only ; Text Only: 705-817-3457
Fax 705-728-7155
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Primary Contact Judy DesRoches, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Susan De Charette, Administrative Assistant; Email:

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