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.

Please join us in celebration of The Hamilton Literacy Council's 45th Annual General Meeting and Awards Night

Our theme this year is: "45 & Growing Strong"

We are honoured to have as our guest speaker this year - Leo Johnson. Leo is the founder of Empowerment Squared, a Hamilton charity changing lives and communities through education. Leo is the recipient of both the YMCA Peace Medal and the City of Hamilton's World Citizenship Award.

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018
6:00 p.m. (doors open at 5:30)

Hamilton Public Library (Central branch)
Lloyd D. Jackson Square
55 York Blvd L8N 4E4
"The Hamilton Room" - Main floor
(go through the mall entrance & turn left)

Light refreshments will be served

Please RSVP by June 1st, 2018
905 529-9907

New Adult Learning Courses for the New Year

We are pleased to announce the following programs that will be offered in 2018. For more information, download the course flyers below:

Computer Basics

Easy Budgeting with a Computer

Food Handlers Prep Course


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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