What Do You Need?

Literacy Nipissing students come to us for a variety of reasons but they all leave with a new lease on life. Do you see your reason?

  • Do you want to upgrade your reading or math skills for work?
  • Do you want to prepare for the GED®?
  • Is English your second language?
  • Do you need help reading and understanding your health information?
  • Do you want to know your way around a computer?

We can help you.

Who do we help?

Our programs are designed for adults who:

  • are residents of Ontario
  • are 19 years of age and older
  • want to gain skills


  • We have 2 main programs that a learner will choose from to suit their current needs: one-to-one tutoring and/or small group instruction
  • Evening appointments are available to allow for flexibility
  • Literacy Nipissing bases all of their learning activities on the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF). This is a provincially recognized curriculum designed to help adult learners improve their skills to succeed in further education, training or independence.
  • Literacy Nipissing offers a GED® preparation program twice a year. The ILC is Ontario’s sole provider of the GED® test. The GED® test allows people who have not finished high school the opportunity to earn an Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate.
  • GED link

What Can You Expect?

  1. Call the office at 705-494-9416 to set up a meeting with the Program Coordinator (PC). You are welcome to come to our office to set up this first meeting or you can contact us using this form or Message us through our Facebook page.
  2. Your first meeting will be with the Program Coordinator. At this meeting you will discuss your goals, your education background, your timeframe for upgrading, and your options for completing your goals.
  3. You will also have to complete an academic assessment that we use for placement in our program. This assessment is used for our purposes only.
  4. After your assessment is complete and the PC has evaluated your results, you will discuss the path you will take to reach your goal. The PC will create a learning plan to assist you in reaching this goal. The two of you will also decide if you will attend a small group or work with a one-to-one tutor.
  5. If the PC determines that another literacy program in our area would serve your academic needs better, a referral will be made.