Kingston Literacy & Skills (KL&S) is a non-profit community organization. With professional, knowledgeable staff and dedicated volunteers, we deliver literacy upgrading and workforce preparation programming to adults and families in Kingston and surrounding communities.


Since our beginnings in 1977, we have been unwavering in our efforts to support and encourage adults with low literacy skills; we work with them to achieve their goals of further education, employment or independence.


KL&S strives to continually provide innovative programming that meets the needs of our students in order to help them realize their goals. Some of our programs have been developed in partnership and through consultation with Ontario Works, Kingston Community Health Centre, Kingston Employment Youth Services, and Re-Start.


We also have long-standing partnerships with St. Lawrence College, the Limestone District School Board, the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board, Kingston Frontenac Public Library, Queen’s University and the municipalities we serve.


KL&S is a recognized leader and pioneer in the literacy sector. Our history of community support, successful volunteer recruitment and management, and effective working partnerships with a variety of organizations in Kingston and surrounding area has contributed to our longevity and our positive impact on the communities we serve.


Over the years, we have grown to include Family and Early Literacy (FEL) as well as Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) programming.