The Trent Valley Literacy Association (TVLA) helps adults in Peterborough city and county acquire the literacy, numeracy, and computer skills they need to live and work successfully in the community. We’re a registered charity: a proud member of the Peterborough United Way.
Trent Valley Literacy Association Philosophy and Programs
As a community-based nonprofit organization, TVLA helps adults build essential literacy skills by bringing together learners, volunteers and staff to explore skills that will meet learners’ personal and work-related needs. We begin by assessing a student’s literacy level and other basic skills. Once we understand the learner’s situation, we help him or her set realistic goals that meet the his or her needs and objectives.
After setting goals, students begin of our programs:
We provide the essential skills students need to successfully live and work in the community. In addition, TVLA works with community organizations such as LOCS, the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board and Sir Sandford Fleming College to provide access to a wide ranging of learning opportunities, from other essential skills classes to post-secondary programs.
Volunteering with TVLA
Trent Valley Literacy Association relies on volunteer tutors to provide one to one tutoring and help in the classroom. We teach every volunteer to help through a tutor training program that recognizes reading as a process — not a single activity. The training program covers a broad range of relevant topics including learning styles, learning disabilities, and social issues that contribute to literacy problems in our community.
Memberships and Affiliations
See our Sponsors, Partners and Outreach page for an additional list of organizations with work with.