What are LBS programs?

Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) programs offer free services to improve skills in six areas:

For more detailed information on LBS visit the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities website:


How are LBS programs delivered?

LBS programs range from basic up to a grade 12 equivalency level and vary in terms of the number of hours of instruction offered per week. Learning may be through one-on-one tutoring, in small groups or in a classroom setting.

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for LBS services you need to:

How to Choose a Program

The choice of program depends on the learner's current skills, preferred language of instruction, the type of setting they learn best in, the number of hours per week they can attend and which of the following five goal paths they would like to pursue:

Use this website to find more information about LBS programs in Ottawa, Renfrew, Lanark and Prescott-Russell.