About Us

Literacy Central was incorporated as the Nanaimo Literacy Association in 1990. We have grown both in catchment area and programs, now offering free tutoring services for a large portion of the central east coast of Vancouver Island. Literacy Central VI, Vancouver Island University and the Advanced Education Ministry of the BC Government partner in providing 3 programs; Adult Literacy Tutoring, Aboriginal Literacy Tutoring, and Family Literacy. We also partner with the BC Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Development and Vancouver Island University to provide English as a Second Language Settlement Assistance Program tutoring and English Practice Groups. Other programming is featured on our home page.

The strength of our organization is the over 200 highly knowledgeable and dedicated people that volunteer in our programs and bookstore including our Board of Directors.

Our Location

19 Commercial St. • Nanaimo BC V9R 5G3

Board of Directors

Lynn Hunter - Chair
Wally Wells - Vice-Chair, Policy Committee
Jeannie Maltesen - Treasurer, Financial Committee
William (Ben) Sopow - Secretary
Deborah Edwards - Director
Alina Zutz - Director, Human Resources
Wanda Erikson - Director
Bill Robinson - Director
Theresa Gusnowsky - Director
Elizabeth McLuhan - Director