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.

Happening Now

COVID-19 and Literacy

People with low literacy may have a hard time getting accurate information. It is important to use trusted sources. It is helpful to use plain language and infographics. Here are some good places to get information.

Calendar of Events


May 4

READ Board of Directors Meeting

May 19

Share & Learn (Food Faves)

May 20

Literacy Task Group Meeting

June 1

READ Board of Directors Meeting

June 10

Volunteer Information Session

June 21


September 7

READ Board of Directors Meeting

September 8

International Literacy Day

October 21

Literacy Task Group Meeting

October (dates TBD)

Tutor Training

*Dates may change. Please contact us to confirm.

Partners Program

Partners Adult Literacy Tutoring provides free one-to-one tutoring for adult learners in reading, writing or math.

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

Learn more about our Partners Program and how to get involved.

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.

Our Supporters

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

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