Section 4: Adult Literacy Services

Laubach Literacy New Brunswick                            
Laubach Literacy New Brunswick (LLNB) is a non-profit, charitable organization whose trained volunteers help New Brunswick adults improve their basic reading, writing and math skills through a free, confidential program. LLNB volunteers work one-to-one with learners, using materials relevant to learners’ literacy levels and daily lives.

The following is a list of Laubach Literacy organizations in New Brunswick or you can visit the provincial web site for more details at


  • Bathurst Literacy Council                              Cynthia Richard                    548-5050
  • Campbellton Literacy Council                       Ruth Mather                          753-2091
  • Carleton Literacy Council                              Angela Acott-Smith              328-4779
  • Dorchester/Westmorland Literacy Council   Bill Snowdon                     379-4064
  • Fredericton Literacy Council                         Gail Farnsworth                   575-8979
  • Fundy Reading Council                                  Lanny Justason                     456-2377
  • Moncton Regional Learning Council            Peter Sawyer                         388-3013
  • Keswick Valley Literacy Council                  Dorothy Lagacy  
  • Miramichi Literacy Council                          Barb Lake Lane                      836-7882
  • Literacy Grand Manan                                   Penny O’Neill                         662-9885
  • Port Elgin Literacy Council                           Val Goodwin                           538-7638
  • READ Saint John                                           Tony Prescott                          633-2011
  • READ Sussex                                                   Joan Mallory/                        433-2340
  • Tantramar Literacy Council                         Cynthia Adams                       536-0245


Frontier College Fredericton

Frontier College trains volunteer tutors to work in small groups or one-to-one with individual learners who want to improve their learning skills. The philosophy of all Frontier College programs is that everyone can learn and that everyone has strengths on which learning can be built. Learners in adult programs come from all walks of life and all want to learn. Participation is voluntary. Learners are not tested when they come to the Frontier College programs. Instead, they are interviewed to determine their strengths and needs. They then join one of the classes or small groups or they may be matched with trained, self-motivated, compatible tutors.

The adult population that Frontier College serves includes:

  • adults with disabilities
  • inmates in federal institutions
  • new immigrants to Canada
  • literacy and basic skills (LBS)

Frontier College Fredericton
2 Garland Court, Suite 101
PO Box 69000
Fredericton, NB  E3B 6C2
Phone:  (506) 450-7923

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick (LCNB)

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick Ltd. was formed in 1988 when stakeholders decided there was a need for a multi-sectoral literacy organization. Since then LCNB has carried out projects in the areas of literacy research, improving access and outreach, improving co-ordination and information sharing, improving public awareness and developing learning materials.

Mission: The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick will provide leadership to advance literacy, lifelong learning and essential skills for all citizens through partnerships and collaboration with government, educational institutions, business, labour, community organizations and individuals.

Services offered:

  • LCNB Learn Line: 1-800-563-2211

The Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick’s Learn Line is a toll-free resource for Learners who are looking for literacy programs across the province. When you call the Learn Line, LCNB staff can help direct you to the programs in your area that best suit your needs. The Learn Line can be reached at 1-800-563-2211.

  • Directory of provincial Literacy and Essential Skills programs in NB: directory lists community-based literacy programs for children, families, parents and other adults in New Brunswick. It provides helpful information for those wanting to access literacy programs in their localities, and for educators and others who refer people for literacy education and support. In addition, it will be useful to organizations wanting to build liaisons, and for communities seeking to create more coherent, comprehensive and connected provisions for literacy learning.
  • Information and resources on Family Literacy :
  •  Newsletter

Literacy Coalition of New Brunswick

921 College Hill Road,
Fredericton, NB
E3B 6Z9
Tel: (506) 457-1227/457-0531
Toll Free: (800) 563-2211
Fax: (506) 458-1352
E-mail: lcnb@nbliteracy.caWeb Site: www.nbliteracy.caContact: Natasha Bozek


Saint John Learning Exchange

162 Union Street
Saint John, NB  E3L 1A8
Phone: 506-648-0202
Fax: 506-658-0785
Email:  info@sjle.corg
CONTACT: Executive Director, Christina Fowler



  • Literacy upgrading
  • Self-esteem and life skills training
  • Homework school
  • Workplace literacy programmes
  • Consulting services AND customized training for business, labour and government
  • Parents as partners

Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick (LDANB-TAANB)

Barton Reading and Spelling Program

The Barton system is a one-on-one specialized tutoring system based on the Orton-Gillingham Multisensory Method. It teaches the phonemic structure of the English language using a multi-sensory approach which recognizes that people who have a reading difficulty or reading disability learn best by involving all of their senses: visual, auditory, tactile and kinesthetic. The hour-long individualized tutoring sessions are held twice per week in the late afternoon or early evening. As a non-profit organization, LDANB strives to make this service accessible to all children, teenagers and adults who struggle with a learning disability or reading difficulties. As such, LDANB offers this service at minimal cost to the learner and subsidies are available for low-income families.

Natalie Bowley, Education Officer
Learning Disabilities Association of New Brunswick
403 Regent Street, Suite 203
Fredericton NB E3B 3X6
Tel: (506) 459-7852
Fax: (506) 455-9300

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