Our Mission


Learning Essentials for Adults in Durham Region is a charitable non-profit organization dedicated to providing tutoring for adults in basic literacy, numeracy, and digital skills.


We envisage the community of Durham Region as a place in which every adult has the fundamental communication skills to achieve a rewarding personal and professional life.


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Each person that comes into contact with LEADR is treated with the dignity and decency they deserve in every aspect of their lives.

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Our doors are always open to every adult to be given equal opportunity to improve their literacy.

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We uphold responsible teaching, learning, and governance skills.

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We listen to learners’ goals and respond to their individual needs, consistently and with empathy.

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We maintain the optimism that an increase in the quality of life of every resident in the Durham Region is achievable.