Reading Buddies supports children in grades 1-5 who are working to improve their reading. Weekly one-on-one reading sessions are with adult/senior student.
To download the application for children in grades 1 - 5 click here.
To download the application for teen Big Buddies (those in high school, 15 years and older) click here.
To download the application to become an adult Big Buddy click here.
Coordinator: Monique Bond
Access2English Program (Formerly CALL Program)
Free one on one and small group tutoring available to upgrade reading, writing, English language, basic computer, and basic math skills for adults.
Also, available formal classes taught by professional instructors for some immigration statuses.
Phone (Appointments).................................................... 604.217.5841
Phone (General Inquiries) …….................................... 604.768-6277
Abbotsford Community Services: Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC):
Free ESL classes (CLB 1-CLB 8) for newcomers to Canada.
Classes are offered morning and evening in Abbotsford and a morning class in Mission. On-site child minding is available for morning classes at some locations.
Phone: 604.859.7681 Local 216
English as a Second Language (ESL) Program:
For learners who need English language upgrading to take college or university courses or to enter job or career training programs.
Low Intermediate to University Bridge level classes
Free assessment to determine English proficiency levels in reading, writing, and speaking/listening
Full time or part time study
Morning, afternoon, or evening classes
Financial assistance available for those who qualify
For more information, please go to: www.ufv.ca
Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program
Courses offered to help adults:
Complete prerequisite courses for post-secondary programs
Upgrade their basic literacy and numeracy skills for personal benefit or entry into the work force
Complete high school to earn the BC Adult Graduation Diploma (Adult Dogwood)
Meet employment requirements
New Beginnings Young Parent Program
This is a coordinated effort of Abbotsford Community Services and the Abbotsford School District. We provide grade 12 education and upgrading for young parents in the Abbotsford area. The program includes classroom, childcare and support services for parents.
Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Department
The Upgrading and University Preparation (UUP) Department at UFV provides programming for adults of all backgrounds and ages in an adult environment. Students do not have to pay tuition fees for UUP courses.
Victory ESL is an English language school that offers English language classes for visitors, students, workers, immigrants and citizens. It also offers IELTS testing.
The Book Bags - Community Book Sharing Service
We are a Fraser Valley group of community spirited individuals with a powerful love of books.Would you like free books, magazines, and or puzzles delivered to your door once a month? Our free service will provide an opportunity to read or enjoy puzzles without having to leave the comfort and safety of your home.
Fraser Valley Regional Library
Fraser Valley Regional Library offers many programs for children, youth, adults, families, and seniors.
You can browse their list of programs here
Ray and Millie Silver Aboriginal Library
The library consists of Aboriginal content, fiction and non-fiction. It is open to the public Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.
Address: Community Aboriginal Centre, 3277 Gladwin Road