Each person will work with a carefully matched, trained tutor in order to improve their skills in English, Numeracy, Digital Literacy, and Financial Literacy.

Whether your goal is simply to be more comfortable in your life or to enrol in a trade program, get a diploma, or look for a job, our door is always open!


  • Learn reading, writing, spelling or English as a second language (ESL) for your day to day life or to prepare for CELPIP or IELTS tests for Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Residency


  • Math for day to day living
  • Basic school math
  • Preparation for a math assessment

Financial Literacy

  • Learn basic budgeting and tips on saving and spending

Digital Literacy

  • Learn the basics of how to use a computer, laptop, tablet, or cell phone


  • Get help preparing for your BC Adult Graduation Diploma
  • Get support in preparing for a trade program entry test at VIU or another institution

Job Skills

  • Skills for Success – get help with skills needed to adapt and thrive at work – reading, writing, numeracy, problem solving, collaboration, and digital skills
  • Get support with online courses such as First Aid, Foodsafe, WHIMS, Serve it Right, etc
  • Upgrade your computer skills to search online for a job or write a resume

What Our Learners Say

Thank you very much

“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, and 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.”

— Jaqueline

Wonderful service

“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.”

— Silvia