Barrie Literacy Council

Location, Telephone & Internet
Office Phone Voice Only 705-728-7323  
Text Only 705-728-7155
Fax 705-728-7155
Social Media Facebook
Site Location Barrie By the Bay * Use door #2, walk straight down the hallway until turning at the last hallway on right; we are first office door on left
Located In Community Barrie
Address 80 Bradford St, Unit 244
Barrie, ON L4N 6S7
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Intersection Bradford St and Simcoe St
Contact Information
Primary Contact Judy DesRoches, Executive Director; Email:
Alternate Contact Kelli Kane, Administrative Assistant; Email:
Primary Executive Barbara McCahery, Chair of the Board
Description & Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 Update  
Barrie Literacy Council has re-opened with new protocols * entry to the premises is by appointment only, and a COVID screening will be done upon entry * masks are mandatory, and are available on the premises 
Regular Service 
Committed to helping adults to improve their reading, writing and math skills, to use these skills in everyday living, to reach their own goal of employment, apprenticeship, secondary school credit or GED, post-secondary education or greater independence and to improve their self-esteem  
Sessions are on a one to one basis or in a small group * adult literacy tutoring is individual, confidential and geared to the student's needs and abilities * meetings are usually held at the Barrie Literacy Council * Tutor Training Workshop offered several times a year * must have attended an Information Session prior to taking a Tutor Training Workshop * criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening mandatory for volunteers
Hours COVID-19 Update  
Entry to the premises is by appointment only, call, text or email for an appointment 
Regular Hours 
Office: Mon, Thu 9 am-5 pm * Tue, Wed 9 am-9 pm * Fri 9 am-5 pm 
Meeting times are agreed upon between tutor and student
Areas Served Barrie - and surrounding area
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Adult students 19 yrs and up, no longer attending school * tutoring is offered in English
Application Referral - self, Referral - other agencies
Languages English
Fees Program - fee for Tutor Training course ; None - no fee for students
Other Details
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Print Material Newsbeat (newsletter), quarterly, can be viewed on our website