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Our Organization

Who We Are

Laubach Literacy Ontario (LLO) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit charitable organization dedicated to increasing literacy in Ontario, guided by the principle of "Each one Teach One". LLO has been in existence since 1981 and incorporated since 1992.
 
LLO receives core funding from the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.  We are a proud part of the Employment Ontario Network.

                                 

We Believe In:

• Enhancing the quality of life of Ontarians through literacy.
• Achieving our goals through cooperation and partnership.
• Maintaining high standard of service to students and community.

Mission

Laubach Literacy Ontario provides training, resources and services to meet the changing needs of our members and adult students to create a stronger, more literate Ontario.

Vision

An Ontario where all adults have accessible and relevant opportunities to enhance their lives through literacy.

Values

  • We value adult learning principles: we learn with purpose, we learn through experience, we learn and express our knowledge in different ways, and we are exploratory.
  • We value accountability to our community and transparency in our decision-making.
  • We work in collaborations and partnerships because we value how diverse perspectives make our organization stronger and our work more relevant.
  • We value knowledge that comes from research, practice and experience.
  • We value the knowledge of people who learn in literacy programs. We engage with students and encourage leadership and knowledge mobilization in order to strengthen people and the literacy field.
  • We value the knowledge of people who work and volunteer in literacy programs. We create opportunities for peer mentorship, peer review and peer-to-peer knowledge exchange in training, certification, at workshops and at conferences.

LLO Customer Service Charter

Laubach Literacy Ontario believes in quality service, encourages feedback (compliments or complaints), and will follow up on feedback in manner and timeframe outlined within our Customer Service Charter .

Membership

Organizational members provide literacy delivery services in Ontario; are not-for-profit agencies (or affiliated with a not-for-profit agency) and support the mission, aims and purposes of Laubach Literacy Ontario.  Through Laubach-affiliated programs, tutors and literacy practitioners provide one-to-one and small group instruction for more than 4,000 adult students annually. These students want to upgrade their literacy and essential skills based on their goals.   
 
LLO supports its member agencies with a training and accreditation system for tutors and tutor-trainers, training resources, and annual professional development events. Our Laubach Enhanced Training System ensures wide transferability of learning from program to program for the adult student for most geographic locations in the province. LLO provides an annual conference with workshops of interest to literacy practitioners, volunteer tutors and literacy students.
 
LLO also has 8 associate members--which is any organization, business or individual supportive of the mission, aims and purposes of LLO.
 

Affiliations

We are members of:
Imagine Canada, ProLiteracy Worldwide, Canada Helps, Volunteer Canada, Essential Skills Ontario, and Community Literacy Ontario.
 

Organization Structure

To find out more about us, see our board of directors, review our annual report, or contact us.

Join LLO

To become an LLO member, please see our Join LLO page and complete the forms attached.
 

Join the LLO Board of Directors

Nominations to join the 2017-2018 LLO board of directors will be open in Spring 2017. Please see our Join the LLO Board of Directors page for more information and application forms.