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At Words Work Literacy Society, our community adult learning programs provide lifelong learning opportunities for people living in Athabasca and the region. 

Our learner-centred approach and respect for the adult learner’s experience, motivation and self-esteem create a welcoming and encouraging environment.

We know that adult learners have a reason for their learning, such as reading and speaking English, upgrading basic skills to find employment or knowing how to use their phone or computer to communicate with friends and family. 
 
Our team of supportive facilitators and volunteer tutors create a positive learning experience to help adult learners build their skills and meet their goals.
 
We offer one-on-one and group classes covering:
 

• Reading and Writing

• Math and Money

• English Language

• Basic Computers and Smartphones

• Work Skills


We also support lifelong learning with our Family Literacy Programs: Rhymes That Bind and Book Bags For Babies.

Our Learning Centre is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from September through June. It is located on the lower level of the Town of Athabasca offices, in downtown Athabasca.

Need more Information?
Email us to find out how we can support your learning needs.

 
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AT WORDS WORK WE DO MORE THAN READING AND WRITING

WORDS WORK LITERACY SOCIETY AT A GLANCE

Who We Are

We are a non-profit organization and registered Canadian charity bringing lifelong learning to the residents of the Town and County of Athabasca through literacy, language, numeracy and basic skills development programs.

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ACTIVITIES

What We Do

We offer three programming streams for adults: one-on-one tutoring, family literacy and community programs. We also offer learner supports like access to computers and wi-fi, help filling out forms and a lending library. All this in a safe and welcoming learning space in the lower level of the Town of Athabasca office.

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ADULT TUTORING

Trained volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adult learners at no cost to the learner.

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FAMILY LITERACY

Programs that teach adults the importance of early literacy in children's lives: Rhymes That Bind and Book Bags for Babies.

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COMMUNITY PROGRAMS

Classroom courses and learning activities that address foundational learning needs in the community.

OUR PARTNERS

Words Work Literacy Society is a member of the Community Adult Learning Network and is funded in part by the Government of Alberta. We are governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.

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Do you want to make a difference in someone's life?

Consider becoming a
Volunteer Tutor or Board Member.
 
Training is provided!

 

CONTACT WORDS WORK LITERACY SOCIETY

Located in the lower level of Town office.

Wheelchair ramp available.

4705-49th Ave
Athabasca, AB
T9S1B7

780-675-5650

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