Community Learning Services


The Community Learning Services program offers a variety of learning opportunities for community members that are individually tailored to meet the unique literacy goals of each learner. Community Learning works in partnership with formal academic learning providers such as Coast Mountain College and School District #54, as well as community program providers such as the Northwest Child Development Centre and SCSA’s English Language and Multicultural Services (ELMS).

Services include:
• Adult one-to-one tutoring
• Small-group life skills programs
• Drop-in literacy support services
• StoryWalk family literacy program
• Community literacy awareness, capacity building, and promotion of literacy issues
• Family literacy promotion and activities to help parents and children incorporate literacy into their daily lives

Adult One-on-One Tutoring

Do you have trouble reading and writing? Does someone you know find it hard to read or write? We can help. We provide free, confidential, one-on-one tutoring.

Skills Programs

Do you need help with:

  • knowing how to cook healthily on a budget?
  • finance and budgeting skills?
  • using a computer or smartphone?

Join one of our free small-group programs and improve your knowledge and skills in a fun, relaxed, and supportive atmosphere.

Drop-in Assistance

Do you need help filling in a form or doing an online application? Drop-in help is available. (You can also make an appointment to make sure we are available to assist you when you need it.)

SCSA Income Tax Clinic

This service is for people with a modest income and simple tax situation. To check your eligibility, go to:

We need a volunteer to help with our income tax clinic. If you want to join, please get in touch.

Our program is part of the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program (CVITP), supported by the Canada Revenue Agency. 

Program Contact Information

Laura Duursma, Community Learning Program Manager

Tel:250-847-9515 ext. 2003

[email protected]

[email protected]


This program is funded by the BC Community Gaming Grant, the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training,Decoda Literacy Solutions, Employment & Social Development Canada (ESDC), Bulkley Valley Community Foundation