Literacy Navigator

Discover the literacy institutions, programs and initiatives for all ages and groups in the South Island region.

ProgramTarget PopulationDescriptionInstitutionContact
Salt Spring Pandemic Postcard ProjectAll community membersWe’re inviting everyone in our community to share their stories, thoughts, struggles, successes, lessons learned, blessings given or received, and resolutions made during this moment in history, on
Community supportLow-income familiesMeals, showers, clothing, emergency medical, risk
VLC Kids E-Reading Book ClubChildren grades 2-5Online reading groups of up to 3 children each, held two times a week over a period of three weeks.  Open to learners from in and around Greater Victoria. Learners can use desktops, laptops, tablets or cell phones to follow instructions.VLC-vert-tagline.pngchildco@victorialiteracy
English Language Development courses onlineNewcomersOnline courses in basic English language skills to get you started. More advanced courses prepare you for further studies at college or university, career programs and professional communication in the Canadian
1:1 child, youth and adult literacy tutoringPersons with low literacy1:1 online literacy support for children, youth and adults. Sessions are held 1-2 times a week for an hour at a time.
English and Math Upgrading onlineYouth and adultsUpgrading courses and programs are available to help you gain admission requirements for college and university transfer programs. We also offer specific math and English upgrading courses that lead directly into career programs.
1000 x 5 book distributionLow-income
School of Access Adult Basic Education online ProgrammingYouth and adultsWe can help you improve your English, maths and science skills for life, school and work. We’ll help you prepare for success in Camosun or other college and university programs, and explore career and education options.
Mental Health Check-In and Here Family Gatherings,NewcomersOnline sessions, addressing topics based on the needs of the
StorySheets / Digital WorkshopsYouthFree online resources and
Saanich Peninsula LiteracyEveryoneResources, projects and learning opportunities throughout the Saanich
Sidney / North Saanich – Vancouver Island Regional LibraryEveryoneSidney/North Saanich branch of the Vancouver Island Regional Library, home to literacy events and resources for
Peninsula Early Years CentreFamilies of young childrenThe Peninsula Early Years Centre offers a welcoming, nurturing space for families and caregivers with children ages 6 and under.
Peninsula 1000×5 Children’s Book RecyclingFamilies and youthEach week, project volunteers clean, sort, and package gift bags of books for distribution by early childhood educators, health nurses, kindergarten teachers, and staff in many family-serving agencies.hello@1000×

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