Did you know?
The most recent survey by Statistics Canada found that about one out of every three adults in Ontario would benefit from literacy education.
Through partnerships, the network will help programs to provide high-quality basic skills training.
The Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) is one of 16 regional literacy networks established throughout Ontario and funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU). SMLN serves Simcoe County, except for the areas of the Georgian Triangle and Bradford, and all of Muskoka.
SMLN supports the staff, volunteers, and, indirectly, learners at 20 different Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs in our geographical region. The programs offer skills upgrading in reading, writing, numeracy, computer literacy, critical thinking, problem-solving and other essential everyday and employability skills.
- Work with Literacy and Basic Skills agencies to develop a community plan that provides flexible upgrading programming for adults in the region
- Provide support, training and resources to agency staff, volunteers and adult learners
- Provide information and referral services about literacy and upgrading programs in the region
- Act as communication hub to agencies and the public for information about government and other literacy initiatives
- Provide public education to community agencies, employers and the general public about literacy awareness and services in the region
- Participate in and manage literacy research and development projects that help further the field of literacy locally, regionally and provincially
SMLN receives funding from The Labour Market and Training Division of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities – Employment Ontario, Ontario’s employment and training network. Other funding includes project grants and donations from a variety of sources including the federal Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES).