Contact Information
Alternate Name Action Read ; CV19
Office Phone 519-836-2759
Fax 519-836-7020
Primary Contact Mira Clarke, Executive Director
Alternate Contact Lynn Veronneau, Administrative Assistant
Volunteer Coordinator Joanne Morant, One to One Program Coordinator
Description (Site) Guelph Downtown
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
8 Cork St E
Guelph, ON N1H 2W8
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Intersection Norfolk St and Cork St E
Physical Access Fully Accessible ; Accessibility Entrance: 7 Church Lane, Guelph, ON N1H 2W6
Description & Services
Description (Agency) Charitable organization dedicated to changing the lives of Guelph adults and families through improved literacy, numeracy, computer and other essential skills.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Temporarily closed, all programs offered remotely. Visit website for latest updates.

Adult Literacy Program * One-on-One Tutoring Program
- detailed literacy assessment and learning plan based on needs and reading, writing, numeracy goals of learner
- tutoring provided by trained volunteers
- adult content, low literacy books and resources available for borrowing from lending library
- learner-tutor pairs receive ongoing staff support
- referrals to community partners to ensure learner needs are met

* Small Group Learning Program
- facilitated by staff
- groups include pre-GED Preparation, Real-Life Writing, Aboriginal Writing, Numeracy, Workplace Communications, Cashier Training, Receptionist Training
- offered at Action Read or through community partners as feasible

* Computer Learning
- training, support, workshops provided by staff
- adaptive technology programs to overcome physical barriers and learning disabilities
- Northstar Digital Certification program

Family Literacy Read-Ins
* children (ages birth-six) and parents or caregivers work together on early literacy skills
- activities include language games, quiet reading, group activities, storytelling, singing, puzzles
- Early Childhood Educators assist families to connect with other services and programs; provide information about developmental concerns; suggest inexpensive ways parents can promote early learning at home
- multiple community locations
- see website for current information
Hours Mon 9:30 am-9 pm * Tue, Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm * Wed-Thu (evenings by appointment) 9:30 am-4:30 pm, 6 pm-9 pm * Fri 9:30 am-4:30 pm
Areas Served Guelph
Boundaries City of Guelph
Eligibility Adult Program: 19+ years 
Family Literacy Program: parents and children (birth to six years)
Application Call or visit to arrange intake interview
Languages English
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1987
Funding City / Town - City of Guelph ; Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development ; Donations ; United Way - United Way Guelph Wellington Dufferin ; Rotary Club of Guelph, Guelph Trillium
Elections At Annual General Meeting in Sep; interested candidates should contact Action Read at least three weeks in advance of the AGM to go through the nominating committee board application process
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Career Counselling ; Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Early Literacy Development Programs ; Family Literacy Programs ; Life Skills Education