Literacy Northwest

Mission Statement

Literacy Northwest is a charitable not-for-profit organization.  Its purpose is to improve the quality of life in the communities of Northwestern Ontario by supporting and promoting lifelong learning.


Board of Directors

Wendy Olson, Chair

Becky Groulx, Vice-Chair

Walter Prettie, Treasurer

Laura Betts, Secretary

Candace Campbell, Governance Officer

Tara Ruel, Director

Ginger Randle, Director


Communities/ Agencies in LNW's Region  (To find a program, please click here)


  • Atikokan Literacy Inc. - Adult Learning Centre


  • Dryden Literacy Association

Ear Falls:

  • Red Lake District Adult Learning Centre

Fort Frances:

  • United Native Friendship Centre - Winisidotam Adult Literacy Program
  • Valley Adult Learning Association


  • Centre de formation pour adults de Greenstone
  • Confederation College (Greenstone Campus)


  • Dryden Literacy Association


  • Kenamatewin Native Learning Centre
  • Lake of the Woods Adult Learning Line


  • Centre de formation Manitouwadge Learning Centre


  • Superior North Adult Learning Association

Red Lake:

  • Red Lake District Adult Learning Centre


  • Superior North Adult Learning Association

Sioux Lookout:

  • Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council

Thunder Bay:

  • Anishnawbe Skills Development Program - Thunder Bay Indian Friendship Centre
  • Canadian Hearing Society - Northern Literacy & Lifeskills Program
  • Confederation College
  • Novocentre (Alpha Thunder Bay)
  • Thunder Bay Literacy Group



As a member of Literacy Northwest you will:

  • receive regular information including newsletters and e-bulletins
  • receive reduced rates for literacy conferences and other special events
  • be eligible to be on network committees and special project reference groups
  • be elgible for nomination to the Board of Directors
  • be connected to adult literacy and learning opportunities locally, provincially, and nationally
  • have a vote at all general meetings of the network
  • have access to the network resources such as: materials, reports, videos and curriculum support
For futher information about becoming a member of Literacy Northwest, please email