Working with our Partners

Literacy Service Plans

Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) hosts Literacy Service Plan (LSP) meetings four times a year. These meetings bring adult training organizations together with community partners and representatives from the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

We share our knowledge of the labour market and our understanding of the skills needed for work, education and life. We discuss current programs, and training, and look at needs and gaps in the community. We look for ways that our adult training programs can develop new programs and services to address needs.

Our current Literacy Service Plan reports are available here:

City of Kawartha Lakes Literacy Service Plan 2023-2024

Haliburton County Literacy Service Plan 2023-2024

Hastings County Literacy Service Plan 2023-2024

Northumberland County Literacy Service Plan 2023-2024

Peterborough County Literacy Service Plan 2023-2024


We also work with our partners to make sure referrals are easy. You can contact any program in your area to make a referral. We all work together and will direct you to other programs if needed. To find programs in your area visit our Programs page.

We also make referrals to our community partners based on the needs of the learners in our programs.

What people say about our adult training programs:

Partner Feedback

Benefits of Adult Training Programs

Partner Feedback In June 2022 we asked our community partners in the Literacy Ontario Central South (LOCS) region to tell us what they have observed when they refer clients to …

Find links to our community partners in our Social Media blog post:

Social Media

Social Media

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Literacy Ontario Central South works with our Employment Services partners. We hold a leadership role in the Community Employment Resources Partnership (CERP) and attend the Northumberland CERP committee. We are on the Boards of Directors for two partner organizations.

We attend community meetings including Quinte Employment Network in Hastings. We are a member of the Chamber of Commerce. We help to organize Family Literacy Day activities. We attend the Labour Force Advisory Group with the Workforce Development Board. We attend the TESOL Forum with the Peterborough Immigration Partnership.  

Funding provided by:

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