Hamilton Literacy Council Office Hours:
Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Tutor Rooms are available:

  • Weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For closures at the YWCA, please click on the following link. On those dates there will be no access to the building.


Please note:

If the Hamilton School Board is closed due to bad weather, the Hamilton Literacy council will also be closed.

Hamilton Reads Award

We are pleased to introduce a new award recognizing individuals, groups or entities that have made a significant contribution to literacy within the City of Hamilton.

Read more about the Hamilton Reads Award here.

Download the nomination form here.

Do you know anyone interested in becoming a tutor?
Please see our “Volunteer” page for more information.

Thank you to our funders

Employment Ontario

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the
Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario
and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.


We offer free one-to-one tutoring and small group classes to English-speaking adults who want to improve their basic reading, writing, math and computer skills. Student goals include employment, further education and increased independence. Call us at 905-529-9907.

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Become a Volunteer:

Our Volunteer Tutors help English-speaking adults with basic reading, writing and math skills. If you can give 2-4 hours per week, we will train you for a life-changing experience.  
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Help us today in our mission. To make a donation or to become a member, please see our membership page.

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Literacy Facts:

In Canada, 42% of adults need some help with reading and writing, 50% need help with numeracy, and 68% need help with problem-solving (ALL Survey, 2005).


We are community partners in Hamilton's Tackling Poverty initiative and pledge to do everything we can to play our part in making Hamilton the best place to raise a child. For more information please go to:

Literacy Links

Adult Basic Education Association

Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board St. Charles: Literacy & Basic Skills, ESL

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board Literacy & Basic Skills, ESL

Mohawk College

CNIB - Literacy and Basic Skills for Deaf-Blind Persons

Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

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