Programs and Services

Welcome to ALSO

ALSO Mission Statement

ALSO is a safe and caring community learning centre serving adults and families. ALSO builds on individual and family strengths and supports the development of the tools needed for family life, work, education, and training.


ALSO has been providing free adult and family literacy services in downtown Ottawa for over 30 years.

Working with both English stream and Deaf stream learners, we offer literacy skill upgrading to assist students reach their goals in obtaining work, training and further education.

We are a registered charity and proud to provide guidance and support enabling learners to strengthen literacy, numeracy, and employability skills.

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