Literacy and Basic Skills

Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) helps adult learners develop and apply communication, numeracy, and digital skills to successfully transition into their goals of employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, postsecondary, and independence.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is a resident of Ontario, at least 19 years of age, communicates in English or French and needs help with improving their literacy and basic skills to prepare them for successful transition to employment, further education and training, and independence.

LBS services support programming for Indigenous, Francophone, Deaf and Anglophone learners.

These services are offered through local School Boards, Community based agencies, and Colleges.

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