For Children

Reading Buddies

Reading Buddies supports children in grades 1-4 who are working to improve their reading. Weekly one-on-one tutoring with adult/senior student.


Coordinator: Monique Bond

Little Rascals & Reading Rascals

Little Rascals is a family literacy program for children (3 – 4 years) and their parents to experience stories, crafts and fun. In three schools and a free book is provided each week.

Reading Rascals is a family reading program for kindergarten children, siblings and an adult in their lives, three times per year at two elementary schools with a free book each week.

Contact Information: Laszlo Kovacs, (604) 859-6919


For Youth

For Adults

Access2English Program (Formerly CALL Program):

One on one and small group tutoring available to upgrade reading, writing, English language, basic computer, and basic math skills for adults.

Fee for service options include the Canadian Language Benchmark Placement Test (CLBPT) and CELPIP Preparation Program

Phone (Tutoring & CELPIP Prep)................ 604.768.6277

Phone (CLBPT) ...........................................604.309.4092


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

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