For Children

Reading Buddies

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

For Youth

For Adults

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:

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.


Phone: 604.850.7303

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.


Phone: 604-854-4597

Victory ESL

Victory ESL is an English language school that offers English language classes for visitors, students, workers, immigrants and citizens. It also offers IELTS testing.

Phone: 604-755-7976



For Seniors

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.



For Everyone

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