About This Website


“I became a literacy volunteer to give to others the gift that had been given to me – the lifelong pleasure of reading”.

(An Ontario literacy volunteer)

The “Literacy Volunteers, Value Added”website was created by Community Literacy of Ontario in order to honour and promote the important role of literacy volunteers in the province of Ontario.

The website content was written and organized by Allyson Voo and Joanne Kaattari. Other contributors included Vicki Trottier, Jette Cosburn and Robb MacDonald. The website editor and manager was Joanne Kaattari. This website is designed and hosted by the National Adult Literacy Database.

About Community Literacy of Ontario

Community Literacy of Ontario (CLO) is a provincial literacy network of 100 community literacy agencies across Ontario. CLO was founded in 1994 and our office is located in Barrie, Ontario.

We provide many services to Ontario’s community literacy agencies such as: sharing information via e-bulletins and newsletters, producing resources and tools to support literacy agencies, hosting three websites, providing online training, and holding an annual training event. CLO has grown to be an organization that is respected both provincially and nationally.

Community Literacy of Ontario’s mission is to support, promote and provide a united voice for community-based literacy programs in Ontario.

Community Literacy of Ontario is funded by the Ontario government, under EMPLOYMENT ONTARIO, Ontario’s employment and training network. As well, CLO has received project funding from a variety of sources including the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, the National Literacy Secretariat, the National Office of Literacy and Learning and the Trillium Foundation. We also receive support through membership fees.

For more information on CLO, please visit our main website or contact us by email or telephone:705-733-2312.

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