The Simcoe/Muskoka Literacy Network (SMLN) is your information source about essential skills training and academic upgrading for adults in Simcoe County and Muskoka.

Literacy and Basic Skills are skills necessary to function as a contributing member of the community.  These skills include everything from reading and writing to math to participating in society.

Essential Skills are the skills people need for work, learning and life.  They include literacy and are the basis for learning all other skills.

Each year in Ontario, about 50,000 people decide to upgrade their skills for work, further training, and life.

Not sure where to start?  Contact us for information.

~~ Your Gateway to Essential Skills for Work, Learning and Life~~ 


Response to COVID19 Pandemic

Our building is closed to the public, but SMLN continues to provide services remotely.  Please contact us by phone or e-mail.

Most agencies that provide adult upgrading programs have cancelled regular classes and tutoring sessions for the time being.  Many are closed to the public but staff are supporting students and volunteers by phone, e-mail, internet and sometimes by appointment.

Agencies will review the situation weekly.  Please call or e-mail your service provider to keep up to date.


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Ontario’s employment and training network

 This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and

the Government of Ontario  and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.