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Everyone has a gift to give and we need your gift!


The Learning Centre is seeking community leaders who are able to exemplify the Learning Centre's values of inclusion, compassion, education and youth development.
In addition, the Learning Centre is looking for individuals who will bring skills that relate to one of the following : human resources, marketing, public relations and community awareness, strategic planning, financial management, tutoring and volunteer assistance.

All you need is a kind heart, the time to commit, and the desire to help a child. If you would like to get involved e-mail or call 905-228-1236.


Volunteer Application





This is a call for applications and nominations. You are earnestly invited to consider serving as a volunteer on the Board of Directors. The purpose of the Board is to govern the operation of the Learning Centre.

The Board is comprised of men and women reflecting a broad representation of skills and vocations. Many board members belong to the Masonic fraternity, however you do not have to be a member of the fraternity to participate; indeed, outside representation is desired and encouraged. You do not need to reside in Hamilton so long as you can attend the board meetings and participate fully.

The 9 member Board is structured to include both Masonic and Non Masonic members to ensure a representation of a wide range of views.

The Board meets 4 times a year from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 148 George Street, Hamilton; 2 or 3 committee meetings and social functions annually add to the enjoyment of the appointment. It is not a significant amount of time. Your commitment will attract expertise and enthusiasm to our organization. Directors are elected to a three year term and hopefully will serve a second term thereafter.

The Board adheres to a Statement of Corporate Governance and By-Laws; meetings follow Robert's Rules of Order and minutes are recorded and distributed to the Directors. The Learning Centre is registered with the Canada Revenue Agency as a non-profit charitable organization and as such financial statements are prepared annually.

The Learning Centre needs men and women to take leadership roles as Directors of this worthwhile endeavour. You are invited to contribute your knowledge, skills and experience.

Being a board member of the Learning Centre will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

Please submit your resumé marked confidential to Board of Directors, Learning Centre for Hamilton, 148 George Street, Hamilton, ON L8P 1E5



Imagine the chance to work one-on-one with a child who is in need of your help. You can be that special person who leads a child through the process of learning to read, taking them from the world of frustration to one of success. This experience will require a significant commitment of your time, but it will be rewarded bountifully by the smiles of a happy child and a thankful family.

To become a Learning Centre tutor individuals will need to be trained in the Orton-Gillingham approach. This training consists of 45 hours of classroom tutorial and observation with feedback conducted over the following 12 months. The training is provided at no cost to the individual and classes are conducted on weekends in Hamilton.

Tutor application - if you are already a Certified Orton-Gillingham Tutor

Tutor Trainee Application




If you can't see yourself as a tutor but would still like to get involved call 905-483-1236 or e-mail There are many opportunities to get involved. Some of the positions we need to fill include administrative, front office, reception, and special project support staff.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of our success! By volunteering you will fill a vital role in improving the lives of our children as well as assisting the wonderful work of the Learning Centre.

You will experience the rewarding satisfaction of helping a child overcome dyslexia.

You will provide a warm, welcoming and nurturing environment for the children, families, tutors and administrative personnel.

You will work in partnership with other volunteers, who have a commitment of about 2-3 hours a week.

Duties will include opening and closing the Learning Centre, reception, welcoming parents and children, security, refreshment services and similar light tasks.

Non-Tutor application




In order to provide protection for the volunteers, officers and directors involved in the operation of the Learning Centre, everyone is insured against third party claims for negligence of physical/sexual abuse, as well as for the protection of the assets of the Centre; a minimum of $2,000,000 has been established.

A Code of Conduct is required to be followed by all adults who volunteer at the Learning Centre — at all times volunteers are expected to act responsibly and exercise a Duty of Care to the children at the Centre.



The Learning Centre has a policy of non-discrimination with regard to all persons, regardless of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual preference, age or disability. The Learning Centre endeavours to be in compliance with all requirements of laws and regulations with respect to volunteer participation and the provision of services.