About Us

The Thunder Bay Literacy Group, formed in 1983, is a non-profit community-based organization which is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. Initially, volunteer tutors were recruited to work one-to-one with adults who wanted to improve or develop basic literacy skills. After twelve years, our services expanded to include small group literacy and numeracy classes. In the fall of 2004, we opened the Adult Learning Centre and now offer full-time as well as part-time classes and have added basic computer courses to our program options.


There is a simple application process one must complete in order to become a member of the Thunder Bay Literacy Group. We expect that for convenience, the usual time for joining or renewing a membership will be the Annual General Meeting, but of course, one can join or renew at any time in the year. Membership is free.

Please click here to download an application form: TBLG membership application form

Once the application is complete, please email it to tblg@tblg.org, drop it off at the front desk of our office, or mail it to TBLG, P.O. Box 10508, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T9.

For more information or help with the application process please call 475-7211.


Our Board Members provide the vision for the Thunder Bay Literacy Group. They meet once a month to set goals and determine how we can best serve our community.

We are always looking for new board members

If you are interested in applying or would like more information, please Contact Us or visit our Volunteer Page.

Jennifer McIntosh
Mike Richardson
Chris Servais
Stephanie Ryynanen
Jean Fairbairn
Heidi Kruger
Victor Smith
Amy Vervoort