The Ontario Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program helps adults in Ontario to develop and apply communication, numeracy, interpersonal and digital skills to achieve their goals.

The LBS program serves learners who have goals to successfully transition to employment, post-secondary, apprenticeship, secondary school, and increased independence. The program includes learners who may have a range of barriers to learning. The Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is the cornerstone of Employment Ontario’s LBS Program, helping adults to achieve their goals of further education, work, and independence.

Through the LBS Program, individuals access five services that contribute to the successful completion of a learner plan.

  1. Information and Referral
  2. Assessment
  3. Learner Plan Development
  4. Training
  5. Follow-up
Adults learning in Kenjgewin Teg classroom
Students listening to teacher outdoors at Kenjgewin Teg

Who can participate?

  • Special emphasis is placed on serving individuals who are receiving social assistance through Ontario Works.
  • Services are free.
  • Learners whose literacy and basic skills are assessed at intake as being less than the end of Level 3 of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) or the OALCF;
  • who are at least 19 years old;
  • who are proficient enough in speaking and listening to benefit fully from the language of LBS instruction (English).

This program is open to all residents of Manitoulin Island – call us for more information and to enroll: 705.370.4342