Frontier College

Site: Guelph Location

Contact Information
Alternate Name CV19 ; Guelph Students for Literacy
Toll Free Phone Toronto 1-800-555-6523
Fax 416-323-3522
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Primary Contact Emily Davies-Robinson, Community Coordinator, Guelph & Waterloo; Phone: 519-496-3079; Email:
Description (Site) Operates a variety of literacy programs at locations across Canada in an array of in-person and virtual settings.
Site Location Various locations throughout Guelph
Located In Community Guelph
Address & Map
Guelph, ON
Mailing Address c/o Emily Davies-Robinson - Frontier College 
42 Carden St 
Guelph, ON N1H 3A2
Physical Access Unknown - varies by location
Description & Services
Description (Agency) National literacy organization that works with volunteers and community partners to give people the skills and confidence needed to reach their potential. Recruits, screens, trains and matches volunteers to work with children, youth and adults. Also assists other community-based organizations to set up and run literacy programs for their own participants.
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update: Programs and service locations may have changed, contact for more information.

Literacy and homework support programs provide recruitment and training of volunteers and ongoing support. In-person educational programming in Guelph is currently suspended due to COVID-19. Contact for information about virtual tutoring opportunities. Previous in-person programs in Guelph include:

* Reading Circles (Priory Park PS)
* Homework Club (West End Community Centre, Westwood PS)
* After School Program (John Galt PS, Westwood PS)
* Number Ninjas Math Skills Program (Brant Avenue PS)

Frontier College Guelph is now running virtual afterschool educational support programs for the winter 2021 semester. Inquire by e-mail if interested in becoming a virtual tutor. Volunteer virtual tutors spend 1-2 hours each week reading with a child / youth, helping with homework or doing other literacy-related activities. Programs are organized and coordinated through a volunteer-led Organizational Team and supported by a Frontier College staff person.
Hours Hours vary, call for appointment
Dates Oct-Apr
Areas Served Guelph ; Wellington County ; Various locations - call or e-mail for information
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Programs available to children and youth; tutors must be 16 years and older to apply
Application All volunteers are screened and trained prior to community work. Volunteer screening process occurs every Sep and Jan - call or e-mail for information.
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit ; (51) Registered Charity
Established 1899
Service Categories Early Literacy Development Programs ; Homework Help Programs ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ Literacy Issues ; Subject Tutoring ; Volunteer Development ~ Literacy Issues ; Youth Literacy Programs