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

Help Wanted

Non-readers are 'hidden in society'. We need your help to reach adult learners. 

Based on the statistics above, there's a good chance someone you know needs literacy help. If your friend, family member, co-worker, or neighbour struggles with reading, writing or math, please tell them about us.  We will help them find the right program or service for their literacy needs.

Calendar of Events

October 16, 21, 23, 28, 30

Tutor Training

October 17

Literacy Task Group Meeting

 October 22

READ Board of Directors Meeting


Partners Tutor Meeting

 November 19

READ Board of Directors

 November 21-22

Decoda Literacy Conference

December tbc

Partners Tutor/Learner Meeting

December 17

READ Board of Directors Meeting

January 16

Literacy Task Group Meeting

January 21

READ Board of Directors

February tbc

Partners Tutor Meeting

April tbc

Partners Tutor/Learner Workshop

June tbc

READ AGM / Partners Year End Party

*Dates may change. Please contact us to confirm.

Partners Program

Partners offers free, one-to-one tutoring for adult learners. We can help with your reading, writing, math or certificates (such as driver's license or FoodSafe).

Learners are matched with a trained volunteer tutor. The matched pair develops a learning plan based on the learner’s needs and interests.

Here is a handout and poster about the Partners Program. Please post or give to someone who needs help.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

If you or someone you know needs help, contact us

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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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