Why Support the Barrie Literacy Council Financially?


The Barrie Literacy Council is a registered charitable organization that has been providing one-to-one and small group tutoring to adults since 1979. The bulk of our financial support is provided by the Government of Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. However, this base funding is not enough to cover all of our current requirements. As well, we see a need to expand our services in the Barrie community and the costs of providing these services will be supported by our fundraising efforts.

If you would like more information on how your donation would assist us, please contact us.




We receive generous support from a number of exciting seasonal events, including  the Midhurst Arts and Crafts Home Tour. and the Barrie Record and CD Show. Check our Latest News for updates. 

If you prefer, you can download our donation form, fill it in and mail it or drop it off to the Barrie Literacy Council offices.

Planned giving as part of your estate is an excellent way to support the Barrie Literacy Council. This is a bequest of money, property or investments (stocks, bonds, etc) to the Council that can generate on-going income to support our work. Planned giving can be a lasting legacy to ensure that your support for adult literacy lives on.

The Barrie Literacy Council needs and appreciates your gift. Students and volunteers know that without community support and the interest of people like you, we would not be able to recruit volunteers, train tutors and provide the confidential, convenient and non-judgemental service that so many adults need.
Your gift of:
$150 provides 1 tutor with materials for 1 year
$400 provides for training of 1 tutor, including unique needs of adult students
$150 subsidizes initial screening and assessment of 1 student
$1300 covers our total cost to tutor 1 student for 1 year

The Barrie Literacy Council places a high value on our relationship with you, our donors. This is why we have joined Imagine Canada's Ethical Code Program. The code lays out a set of standards for charitable organizations to manage and report their financial affairs responsibly. This is important because you, our supporters are entitled to transparency and the greatest impact possible for your investment in us.



We gratefully accept individual donations of any amount. We will provide a tax receipt upon request for donations of over $10.

If you would be interested in providing financial support for the Barrie Literacy Council, please contact us.

We are currently seeking a local or national corporate funding partner who shares our vision and hope for the future: a future that makes it possible for adults with low literacy skills to build better lives for themselves and their families.

Please click here to download our Case for Support document in PDF format


Present and past corporate supporters include:

The Kozlov Shopping Centre

The Kiwanis Club of Barrie

The Barrie Advance

Rogers Television

Radio Stations  Rock 95 FM/ 107.5 KOOL-FM

The Rotary Club of Barrie

Enbridge Gas Distribution



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