Literacy & Basic Skills


Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and
the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

Literacy & Basic Skills

We deliver a variety of comprehensive learner-centered courses, enabling adults to gain essential skills to enhance employability, or to go further in education or training.

We prepare adults (19+ years of age) for living independently, or for post-secondary academics and help them achieve personal goals through:

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  • workplace skills/job training
  • social skills and self-regulation
  • community skills
  • computer skills
  • fundamental skills (reading, writing, language, and math)

This free and versatile program is tailored for adults that come from a wide range of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. With equity and flexibility, we recognize that students bring individual interests, challenges, and histories to the learning process. We offer a variety of training accommodations to suit all needs.

Adults range from and are not limited to individuals with learning disabilities (diagnosed or not), autism, developmental disabilities, are deaf or hard of hearing.

Funded by Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development

Contact: 905-988-1450 x. 2
Email: LBS@dsbn.org

 Stokes Building
 36 Page Street, St. Catharines
Contact: 905-988-1450 x.1
 Welland Program Hope Centre
 570 King Street,Welland
Contact: LBS@dsbn.org
905-735-5506
 Westlane Secondary School
 5960 Pitton Road, Niagara Falls
Contact: LBS@dsbn.org
905-933-0180
 FOR THE DEVELOPMENTALLY DISABLED
 Stokes Building  Contact: LBS@dsbn.org
 36 Page Street, St. Catharines  905-988-1450 x. 1
 Westlane Secondary School  Contact: LBS@dsbn.org
 5960 Pitton Rd., Niagara Falls  905-933-0180
 FOR THE DEAF
 NIAGARA ADULT LITERACY FOR THE DEAF
 Stokes Building  NALD@dsbn.org
 36 Page Street, St. Catharines  Instruction is given in ASL
 905-933-1466 (text only)
 FOR THE LEARNING DISABLED
 Stokes Building  LD@dsbn.org
 36 Page Street, St. Catharines  905-328-4664