Finding a Literacy Provider

The Centre for Literacy does *not* train volunteer tutors or provide tutoring to individuals wanting instruction. If you are looking for a tutor, or would like to become one, one of the following organizations will give you the information you need.


Allo Prof

This is a free homework help service geared mainly towards elementary and high school students, but they also help adult learners with questions. Website is in French only.

Telephone: (514) 527-3726 in Monteal; 1-888-776-4455 elsewhere in Quebec.



Frontier College

Frontier College is a pan-Canadian literacy organization that runs a number of programs in Montreal, including reading circles (in French and English), homework clubs, and one-on-one and small group tutoring. For more information, or to volunteer with Frontier College in Montreal, please call 514-528-1001 or email montreal@collegefrontiere.ca.



Literacy Quebec

Literacy Quebec is a network of English language community-based, volunteer literacy organizations active in regions throughout Quebec. These groups provide tutor training and support services to volunteers in their communities, and help match volunteers with individuals looking for literacy services. Montreal-area members nclude:


Ligne InfoAlpha

The Ligne InfoAlpha (1-800-361-9142) is a bilingual, province-wide telephone referral service, which connects individuals to appropriate literacy and basic education services in their region. This service is an initiative of the Government of Quebec, and is administered by the Fondation pour l’alphabétisation.


Quebec Essential Learning Alliance (QELA)

The Quebec Essential Learning Alliance, established in 1997, is an anglophone literacy network.

Adult literacy and basic education programs and services provided through Quebec’s English language school boards include:


The Saint Columba House After-School Program in Point Saint Charles

The Saint Columba House After-School Program in Point Saint Charles is looking for volunteers. Saint Colomba House is a community centre in Point Saint Charles located at 2365 Grand Trunk (Charlevoix Metro). People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome! For more information call (514) 932-6202.


Words for Women – YWCA Montreal

A free, personalized tutoring program for women who would like to read and write more easily, offered in both French and English to women 16 years or older on the island of Montreal with less than 9 years of schooling.

The program has two training sessions a year for volunteer tutors and accepts learners all year round.


Literacy Resource Collections



EspaceAlpha is an online service offered by the Centre de documentation en éducation des adultes et la condition féminine (CDEACF), Quebec’s designated provider of French language literacy resources.

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