Back to school for mom and dad
Literacy is a barrier for many Canadians as well as immigrants who have lived in Canada for a long time and are citizens. Carlington Community and Health Services offers an adult literacy program so that grown-ups can gain the reading and writing skills that their children take for granted.
The program has many advantages for its adult students:
- make friends, share skills and support each other,
- learn about the services which Carlington offers,
- find support for problems which might be barriers to learning,
- leave the class because it has helped them find a job,
- feel good about a very real accomplishment.
Support for the program comes from the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board which provides teachers and from CCHS itself which provides a room, child care and transportation (thanks to a private foundation) four days a week.
But we still need help for fees and books. Each new student must pay $10 for school supplies at the beginning of the school year; for some this is a financial burden that they cannot meet. Another need is for special books for adult learners – stories written for grown-ups who read at a low literacy level.
Student fees........$10 each
Adult learner books.....$15 each
Can you help other adults “catch up” - to their kids, on the news, with the rest of society?
Call Anne Joyce at 722-4000 about adoption.
Carlington Community and Health services is a non-profit community-based health centre:
- providing health and social services
- committed to the well-being of our community
- promoting social, economic, physical, mental and environmental health
- responsible to the community through an elected Board of Directors.
Our staff and volunteers work together to achieve these goals. For information on becoming a volunteer or a member, please call us at 722-4000.