East York Learning Experience is a non-profit adult literacy program serving East York, parts of east Toronto, and west
Scarborough. EYLE has spent 26 years building our organization with the objective of reducing the
social and economic barriers of adult literacy students. Our students
are highly motivated and demonstrate a real commitment to
their learning. EYLE recruits and trains community volunteers who
work on a one-to-one basis with adult students to develop their
reading, writing, math, and basic computer skills.
EYLE Mission Statement
Our mission is to assist adults seeking to improve their personal and working lives through programs in literacy and basic math and computer skills.
EYLE offers a one-to-one, small group, and
computer-based learning service
A student-centered curriculum that takes into account the unique
needs of our adult literacy students
State of the art technology and learning resources
Flexible hours of operation
A friendly and warm environment where our students are encouraged
and supported in their learning goals
Community-mindedness by encouraging our students to play a role in
the program through our various committees and our Board of Directors
Computer Based Learning at East York Learning Experience
EYLE students now have an opportunity to develop their basic computer skills by participating in a series of in-house computer classes, in a small group setting (maximum 5 students). These weekly classes, spaced out over a period of 6 weeks, are based on a curriculum EYLE developed for a previous computer-based learning project in partnership with the Centennial College Open Access program. The curriculum is designed to specifically meet the needs of adult literacy students and is adapted for each series of classes based on the participants’ previous exposure to computers.
During 2005, EYLE delivered a series of workshops, introducing many of our students and tutors to the AlphaRoute website. This website offers online activities designed for adult literacy students and helps to develop reading, writing, numeracy, and computer skills. Activities can be selected by the skills to develop, and by the literacy level of the user. Students can work through activities independently, or with their tutor as part of their weekly one-on-one tutoring sessions.
EYLE students are encouraged to reserve computer time and visit the centre outside of their regular tutoring sessions to further develop their computer skills.
EYLE would like to thank our Funders
Through the generous donations and support of the Ministry of
Training, Colleges, and Universities, private donors,
foundations, and corporations, East York Learning Experience continues
to make possible the goal of breaking down the social and economic
barriers of adults who are building their literacy and basic skills.
How to donate through United Way Payroll Deduction
To make a donation, click on the ‘Donate Now through CanadaHelps.org button’ below, or send a cheque to: East York Learning Experience, 266 Donlands Ave., Toronto, ON M4J 5B1. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Charitable tax receipts will be issued on amounts of $10.00 or more.
Thank you for helping us give the gift of literacy!