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A Vision of Empowerment

Literacy Link Eastern Ontario (LLEO) is a non-profit charitable support network for literacy and basic skills service providers in the Eastern Ontario region.

Our mandate and core activities are to act as a communication hub that connects and coordinates adult literacy and basics skills services providers with services and resources to enhance learner achievements and goal pathways.

Our vision is that all adult learners and literacy practitioners have access to and are empowered to achieve their goals with equitable, diverse, and inclusive literacy and adult education services.

What We Do

  • Coordinate and facilitate regular network meetings for literacy service providers to promote a community of practice among literacy practitioners

  • Support service coordination in collaboration with workforce boards, Employment Ontario, and community partners in the region, and the rest of the province

  • Provide professional development and training for literacy practitioners including the bi-annual Conference for Excellence in Literacy

  • Develop educational resources and tools for literacy instructors and employers

  • Community literacy service planning at a regional level, bringing together community trends and challenges to guide LBS services
    ( link to report available November 2023 -) Coming soon

  • Connect literacy service providers and community stakeholders to develop enhanced  referral strategies

  • Educate the public and other key stakeholders about adult literacy

  • Coordinate and manage adult literacy development projects including workplace skills assessments and training for employers and employees to develop and improve workplace literacy including Skills for Success Organizational Needs Assessments. Contact us for details.

2024-25 Literacy Service Plan

Our Team

Board Chair

Laurelle Avery

Director, Newcomers and Educators

Saddiya Rose


Jan Narduzzi

Executive Director

Brandy Smith

Director, Employment Services & Youth

Morgan Gates


Michael Carson

Director, Trades

Dave Blackwell