Literacy Ontario Central South

Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) provides support to adult training organizations in Central Ontario.  These organizations specialize in helping adults reach their education and work goals.  They provide adult-focused, supportive training, in person and online.  They ensure everyone in need of upgrading and workplace skills training has access.  LOCS specializes in making sure they have the resources they need to help the individuals in their programs.

We believe that it’s never too late to try something new!

Participants can gain the skills needed for success in employment, school and life. The programs offered in all the counties in the LOCS region offer supportive and flexible options. All programs are customized to help each learner reach their own specific work and learning goals.

Some of the many options include:

  • Courses to complete a high school diploma, write the GED or complete upgrading before entering a college program.
  • Programs such as reading, writing, math and computers.
  • Workplace skills upgrading.
  • Programs such as Customer Service, Point of Sale (POS), Pre-Apprenticeship, Media Literacy, Office Administration .
  • Employment related soft skills training, including communication, teamwork, organization and problem solving.

The LOCS Region

LOCS supports eight organizations offering training in nineteen locations, across five counties.  This means that there are many options to choose from.

Exploring this LOCS site is a great first step in finding the learning supports available in each community. 

If you are an individual looking for a program or a community partner wanting to make a referral, the following links will help you find a program in your region:

For more information you are welcome to contact Carrie Wakeford at or visit our contact page


COVID-19 Update

Programs continue to be offered, including in person or online (individual and small groups), as well as ‘work on your own’ training programs.  For more information contact us, or visit our programs page for the contact information of each organization in your area.