Literacy Program

With funding from the Department of Education, the Murphy Center offers foundational literacy programming for adults in St. John’s, Gander, Corner Brook, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay. Integrated partnerships with The Gathering Place in St. John’s, the Salvation Army in Gander, the Vine Place Community Centre in Corner Brook, and the Labrador Friendship Centre in Happy Valley-Goose Bay support the Literacy Program through the provision of space and/or promotion and recruitment efforts.

The Literacy Program offers individual and/or group instruction in:

  • Foundational literacy and numeracy
  • Digital literacy
  • Life skills

All Literacy Programs are open to any adult over the age of 19.

Click below to view the activities and sessions hosted by each Literacy Program:

There is no cost to participate in the Literacy Program and in-take is continuous.


Claire Hutchings
Provincial Literacy Program Coordinator
[email protected]

To access the Literacy Program at either of our provincial sites, please contact:

Claire HutchingsProvincial Literacy Program Coordinator[email protected]753-2830 ex. 212
Cara CollinsTGP, St. John’s[email protected]709-562-8575
Anna DwyerTGP, St. John’s[email protected]709-682-8572
Diane Vey-MorawskiGander[email protected]709-424-9816
Jennifer HierlihyGander[email protected]709-424-8100
Chris JosephCorner Brook[email protected]709-640-6718
Renee SherstobetoffCorner Brook[email protected]709-640-5616
Max PapillonHVGB[email protected]709-896-1024
Mary ByrneHVGB[email protected]709-896-1031