Did you know?

“45% of BC adults struggle to navigate a website, fill out a form, read a rental agreement or follow instruction manuals because of low literacy skills.”

Or that,

“52% of BC adults find it hard to calculate medicine dosage, use information from graphs, or fill out a log book at work due to low numeracy skills.”

READ Surrey/White Rock is helping to change these shocking statistics. Each small step makes a difference to the lives of the people we assist. For many, learning to improve reading, writing, and math skills is life changing.

Upcoming Events

Partners Christmas Evening

for tutors and learners is December 18, 2018

Contact your Coordinator for details


Calendar of Events

18 December

Partners Christmas Evening

15 January

READ Board of Directors Meeting

16 January

Literacy Task Group Meeting

20-27 January

Family Literacy Week

January/February (tbd)

Partners Learner/Tutor Digital Workshop

19 February

READ Board of Directors  Meeting

19 March

READ Board of Directors  Meeting

16 April

READ Board of Directors Meeting

April (tbd)

Partners Tutor Meeting

16 May

Literacy Task Group Meeting

June (tbd)

READ AGM / Partners Year End Party


Literacy is Life Month

8 September

International Literacy Day

17 October

Literacy Task Group Meeting

October (date tbd)

Tutor Training

*Dates may change. Please contact us to confirm.

Partners Program

The Partners program is free and confidential. We offer one-to-one tutoring on reading, writing, and math to adult learners. Learners are matched with a trained volunteer tutor.

The matched pair works together to develop a learning plan. This plan is based on the learner’s needs and interests.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us

Volunteer with us

You Rock Cake for Tutors

Our Partners adult literacy program is free and offers one-to-one tutoring to adult learners.

This is what our tutors say about working with a learner …

I am extremely proud to be associated with him and he has been a joy to work with.”


This undertaking has been an amazing learning experience for me. …. We both come away from our weekly meetings having learned something new. This program is making a difference in both of our lives.”


Our Newsletter

READ publishes an e-newsletter called Causerie. This newsletter helps us share literacy news and information with our members and the public. We also highlight the great work our learners and volunteers do.

Our Supporters

We couldn't do our work without the help of our Sponsors, Supporters and Friends of READ

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