The Literacy and Basics Skills Program (LBS) at the SHLC is funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training & Skills Development. The LBS initiative assists in meeting the learning needs of both Native and Non-Native adult peoples.


Our mission is to inspire and support you in attaining your Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) goals in task-based learning, including:

  • finding and using information;
  • communicating ideas and information;
  • understanding and using numbers;
  • using digital technology;
  • managing learning;
  • engaging with others; and
  • encouraging your overall best potential.

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We complete this cyclical learning path following a process that includes:

  1. Information and Referral Services;
  2. Assessment and Evaluation Services;
  3. Learning Plan/Learner Intake Plan Services;
  4. OALCF-Style Training Services; and
  5. Customer Satisfaction and Follow-Up services.