Open educational resources  and instructional materials

Supporting adult literacy and foundational learning programs  

Your search for free, reproducible and modifiable workbooks, lessons, activities, modules, slide sets, and even courses ends here!

With the guidance of a working group of educators from Ontario adult literacy programs, we've curated a collection of always free and reproducible and mostly open, quality instructional materials and content that tutors and instructors can use with adult learners. This is not another list of links leading you to sites and collections that you have to search. We've done the searching, reviewing, vetting and organization for you. All resources are ready-to-use and most have teaching tips and guidance.

Resources that can be modified are also available in a Google Drive collection. If you like this set-up, you can continue building your personal collection. If resources can't be stored in our folders, due to copyright restrictions or the use of online formats, we provide direct links to the resources

All items in the collection contain details about allowable uses (i.e. copyright or Creative Commons licensing information) and level of instruction. Read more about the development of the collection, allowable uses and how this collection fills a gap in the field of foundational adult education. 

We are continuing to build the collection. The resources below will be ready soon. 

Empowering learners

Educator resources


We have colour coded copyright and Creative Commons (CC) licensing information for each resource. Read more on the About page.