What do we do?
We are a non-profit, community-based organization that provides basic (grade 1 - 5 equivalent) training in reading, writing, and math to English-speaking adults. Our service is free, private, and one-to-one. We have been assisting adults with their literacy skills since 1973.
How do we do it?
We train volunteers to provide one-to-one tutoring to adults aged 19 and over. We also run four small group classes three times a week.
Our Vision:
Hamilton Reads
Our Values:
  • Teamwork - Together everyone achieves more
  • Integrity - Honesty in all of our endeavours
  • Excellence - Embodying the highest standards in our principles and practices
  • Serving - Serving to build a stronger community
  • Dignity - Fostering an environment of safety and respect
  • Lifelong Learning - Committed to the continuing pursuit of knowledge


Our Funders:
  • The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development - www.tcu.gov.on.ca
  • United Way of Halton and Hamilton - www.uwhh.ca
  • The City of Hamilton - City Enrichment Fund- www.city.hamilton.on.ca
  • Telling Tales - www.tellingtales.org
  • Private donors


  • How can you help?
  • Become a volunteer literacy tutor.
  • If you know someone who needs help with basic reading, writing and computer skills, tell them to contact us.
  • Tell 2 friends what we do.
  • Make a tax-deductible charitable donation.


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