Who are we?

We are a small group of volunteers who believe in the importance of helping others to reach their literacy goals. READ Surrey/White Rock is a registered BC Society.

Our Mission

We raise awareness of literacy challenges and help people develop literacy skills necessary to improve their life opportunities.




How we help literacy

Provide one-to-one tutoring for adults who want to improve their reading, writing, and math.

Increase awareness on literacy and essential skills by creating a public presence and by taking part in public events.

Partner with community organizations to increase literacy for all people.

Facilitate the Surrey White Rock Literacy Task Group.

Board of Directors

Allan Quigley

BA, MA, EdD, Professor of Adult Education (retired), Adjunct Professor, St. Francis Xavier University, Nova Scotia & Adjunct Professor, Penn State University, Pennsylvania

Narendra Singh

Vice President
Branch Manager, Envision Financial

Anne Gardner

BSc, MSc (Chem), MSc (Rural development planning). Retired from career in international cooperation and conservation.

Mary Ann Coren

BEd, MEd, Retired BC Teacher

Kain Rukario

BSc, MInstP, Network Consultant

Heather Martin

BA - English & Psychology. Owner, Comfort Keepers Vancouver & Victoria

In the News

StoryWalk project aims to step up literacy on Semiahmoo Peninsula  (Peach Arch News - January 22, 2024)

At the Semiahmoo Seniors Planning Table Lunch 'N Learn event (Peace Arch News - April 6, 2023 page 21)

Recruiting passionate and qualified volunteers to tutor adults (Peace Arch News - May 3, 2022)

Family Literacy Week kickoff (Surrey Now-Leader - January 23, 2022)

Family Literacy Week kickoff (Peace Arch News - January 24, 2021)

Wearing purple to show support for Literacy Month (Peach Arch News - July 29, 2020)

Surrey literacy group says non-readers 'hidden in society' (Surrey Now-Leader - August 1, 2019)

We welcome
new board members!

Interested in getting on the Board? Click here for a Board Member Job Description or email us at board@readsurreywhiterock.com

Board member hug at READ Surrey White Rock
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