About Us

Our History & Purpose

Project READ Literacy Network was founded on September 7, 1988 by the literacy agencies in Waterloo Region. They wanted a central agency to share information, coordinate efforts and provide outreach. In 1995, Project READ extended its boundary to include Guelph-Wellington. Since its beginning, the network has been devoted to promoting literacy issues and programs to the community, bringing literacy practitioners together, and improving service delivery. This mandate of information and support remains the heart of the organization.

Contact Information:

Project READ Literacy Network Waterloo-Wellington – 124 Sydney Street South, 3rd Floor, Kitchener, ON N2G 3V2

Tel: 519-570-3054                 Email: info@projectread.ca

Project READ provides the following services to our members and the public:
  • Assessment of an individual’s education skills and referrals to programs
  • Service Coordination and System Planning resulting in the annual Literacy Service Planning Report
  • Workplace Education consultations (on-site literacy training)
  • ClearWrite Services
  • Public Education and Literacy Statistics
  • Research and Development projects
  • Professional Development and Training
  • Family Literacy Programs – Get Set Learn and Get Set Learn Afterschool
We work in collaboration with the local Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies to develop training solutions to meet the literacy needs of our community. Local literacy agencies include:
  • Action Read, Guelph
  • Conestoga College, Cambridge, Guelph and Waterloo campuses
  • The Literacy Group of Waterloo Region, Cambridge and Kitchener
  • St. Louis Adult Learning Centres, Cambridge and Kitchener
  • Waterloo Region District School Board, Cambridge and Waterloo
  • Wellington Centre for Continuing Education, Guelph and Wellington County
  • Wellington County Learning Centre