NEWS

Literacy organization launches web directory

Frontier College has developed a new web directory aimed at assisting parents and educators in locating learning support services and agencies in Toronto.

Frontier’s site, which can be found [url=http://www.frontiercollege.ca/english/literacy/tor_dir_child_yth_support/index.html]here[/url], aims to list learning programs like homework clubs and reading groups for children and youth in one place.

The site lists dozens of programs available around the city through community centres and public and private organizations. It offers the particulars in a plain, easy-to-read format. Details for each listing include information about fees, wheelchair-accessibility, programs for special needs students and waiting lists.

“This one-stop shopping site will be a huge help for anyone trying to find the right literacy program to meet their child’s or student’s needs,” writes Frontier College’s Frank Clarke in an email.

The resource was a collaborative effort between the non-profit literacyorganization, Toronto Public Library and the University of Toronto’sCentre for Community Partnerships. Funding was provided by the TrilliumFoundation.