QUILL (Quality in Lifelong Learning) Network is a non-profit, charitable organization representing adult upgrading programs in the counties of Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth, and South Georgian Bay. QUILL supports and promotes the work of adult Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) agencies and is one of 16 Regional Networks in Ontario that make up the Learning Networks of Ontario.
Established in 1995 and incorporated the same year, QUILL is governed by a 5-member Board of Directors and led by an Executive Director. In 2021, at the height of the pandemic, QUILL transitioned from a physical to a virtual office, which it continues to maintain.
QUILL provides leadership, support, training, advocacy, and resources to LBS agencies so they can deliver outstanding upgrading programs and services to adults. QUILL recognizes that these programs are life-changing for many adult learners, providing them with the foundational skills they need for success in employment, further education, apprenticeship, and/or life. Through collaboration and partnerships with LBS agencies, QUILL supports the efforts of adult learners as they seek to achieve their goals.
QUILL also works closely with Employment Services and other community partners to identify needs and gaps so we can develop solutions together to support learners.
Empowered communities…where skills, learning, and opportunity connect.
To partner with community stakeholders to build capacity for integrated learning and employment programs…through professional development, research, and community service plans.
- to coordinate literacy planning with members and the community
- to develop common strategies for addressing literacy issues with members and the community
- to develop and manage communication and information systems for use by members, the community, and the literacy field
- to act as a regional literacy resource centre
- to educate the public about literacy needs and raise public awareness about literacy
- to organize and provide training for literacy practitioners
- to seek representation from the literacy-concerned community