No shame, embarrassment, or sense of pressure!
Each person will work 1:1 with a carefully matched, trained tutor in order to improve his/her skills in English, Numeracy, Digital Literacy or Financial Literacy, get help to fill out forms.

Whether your goal is simply to be more comfortable in your life or to…

…enroll in a trade program …upgrade …look for a job
our door is always open!

English –  covers reading, writing, spelling or English as a second language (ESL).

Numeracy –  covers math for day to day living, basic school math or preparation of a Math assessment test in college to Enroll in a trades program.

Financial Literacy  for people wanting to learn how to budget and handle money.

Digital Literacy – 6 free lessons to learn the basics of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet, cell phone or smart phone. After 6 lessons a small fee will be charged unless you are looking for a job in which case it will stay free.

Enroll in a trade program  –  Literacy Initiative for the Trades and Technology (LIFT) Program provides support with preparation for program entry tests for those wanting to enroll in trades or technology programs at Vancouver Island University or another college.


I will take this opportunity to say thank you to both of you. I’m so happy to be part of Literacy Cowichan programs, it’s a big privilege for me.  The time that I spend with Sara is amazing, of course she is helping me with my English but, additional to it she is helping me in re-build the confidence in myself. Thanks so much for your wonderful service. 

Hi Isabelle, 

Thanks for asking about my test, it was really good ! Better than what I expected. I passed with an equivalent of English 12-B 

I had score of
-88 in reading and comprehension
-100 in sentence skills
– score of 6 essay (min 5/max 8)

Thank You very much for your help and support, it was a big  part of my success. 

I have been very busy and I wanted to pass to show this in person to You. But I guess I didn’t make a time.
Anyways thanks a lot.
And I sent you another email with the copy of the results.

Upgrade – Our tutors will help you prepare for getting BC Adult Graduation Diploma.

Looking for a job    Job Preparation Skills is a program in partnership with Work BC to provide the skills necessary to get a job.

Through one-on-one lessons we cover all the computer skills involved in job search: basic navigation skills on the computer, basic Word skills to create your resume, email management, online job search.

LNC offers also a support to go through an online course either for life skills certificate (First Aid, Foodsafe, WHMS, Serve It Right,etc.) or any academic online course