The Halifax Community Learning Network is a community-based non-profit organization that provides quality adult learning programs in the Halifax area.

Are you interested in volunteering with us?

Please complete the volunteer registration form below and take it to the information desk of your local branch of the Halifax Public Library.

Adult Literacy Volunteer Application

Are you interested in learning with us?

Please call 902-422-7648 or complete the Adult Learner Application form below and take it to the information desk of your local branch of the Halifax Public Library.

Adult Literacy Learner Application

NSSAL Learners must be:

  • A resident of Nova Scotia who has not received a High School Diploma
  • 19 years of age or older
  • A Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or refugee / protected persons
  • Sufficiently proficient in speaking and listening to benefit fully from the language of NSSAL instruction

Did you know?

More than half the population of Nova Scotia has literacy scores below Level 3. – Statistics Canada (2012)

How can you help?

Become a volunteer tutor. Last year at HCLN, more than 200 learners and 160 volunteers participated in our free programs and worked toward goals ranging from improving basic literacy to achieving the GED or High School Diploma for Adults. Tutoring is important work. Adults are now waiting for tutors to help them with reading, writing and math skills. Spare a few hours a week and help change somebody’s life.

HCLN Programs

The Halifax Community Learning Network offers FREE tutoring for adult literacy students at four locations from September till June. For more information, please check the programs section. HCLN also offers a GED class at the Captain William Spry Community Centre. Call 422-7648 or e-mail for more information.

Established in 1994, the Halifax Community Learning Network is a non-profit organization that is one of 30 funded through the Nova Scotia Department of Labour & Advanced Education and a partner in the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL).  Other service providers in NSSAL are the Nova Scotia Community College and Adult High Schools. NSSAL allows adults returning to school in Nova Scotia to work toward the Nova Scotia High School Graduation Diploma for Adults at no tuition cost. Eligible adults must be 19 or over, out of school one year or more and not already have a high school diploma.  HCLN relies heavily on community support in the form of volunteer tutors and community board members as well as in the area of financial contributions from concerned corporate sponsors. All monetary donations go directly to improving the quality of programming offered by the Network.

HCLN is a proud member of ANSCLO.