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 staff, 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 program, Rhymes That Bind.
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.
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Email us to find out how we can support your learning needs.
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.
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.
Trained volunteer tutors work one-on-one with adult learners at no cost to the learner.
Programs that teach adults the importance of early literacy in children's lives.
Classroom courses and learning activities that address foundational learning needs in the community.
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.
Do you want to make a difference in someone's life?
Consider becoming a
Volunteer Tutor or Board Member!
Training is provided!
Help us ensure that we can continue to meet the needs of the community by donating to our programming. Our services have expanded over the past few years to accommodate our growing list of clients learning English, managing their technology, and understanding the importance of family literacy.
We are a Registered Canadian Charity and can provide tax receipts. We accept cash and cheques at our office on the lower level of the Town of Athabasca building.