Tutoring Support Programs through Community Partners

As a part of the Province’s efforts to support learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, additional funding has been allocated for the 2022-23 school year (ending on June 30, 2023) for Tutoring Support Programs. Project funding will provide small group tutoring supports for students. The purpose of this funding is to offer programs that will support learning recovery and renewal in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

YRDSB has included an opportunity to partner with community organizations who can provide tutoring supports to specific students. These tutoring programs will prioritize math, literacy and other foundational learning skills and are intended to promote learning recovery and to help address achievement and skills development gaps. In addition, these programs will support learning in a trusted environment grounded in the language, culture and community norms for students.

A list of community partners who will be providing Tutoring Support Programs are listed below. Families may contact the community partners directly to inquire about available tutoring services. The Tutoring Support Programs through community partners will expire June 30, 2023.

Registration is closed for ministry funded tutoring. Fee-based tutoring is still available for students.


Community Partners


African-Canadian Coalition against Hate, Oppression & Racism (ANCHOR) (formerly Vaughan African Canadian Association) 

Description: We are committed to supporting York Region students who identify as Black, African or Caribbean by offering free tutoring for students who require additional academic tutoring outside of the regular school day. We are offering in-person and virtual tutoring using a 1:1 model for students who require intensive support and small group tutoring for those who would benefit from a small group approach. We are also offering French tutoring for students in French immersion in grades 1-10 and literacy and math for students in Kindergarten to grade twelve. 

Target Audience: K to 12

Contact Information: director@anchorcanada.com


Jericho Youth Services - Tutoring Supports Program

Description: Offers quality academic group services to support learning recovery, strengthen math and literacy comprehension, boost confidence and build important learning skills.  Tutoring will be once per week for one hour and is tailored to each child's needs. 

Target Audience: Students in grades 1 - 4

Location: Georgina

Contact: Emma Sime at emma.sime@jerichoys.org


Learning Disabilities Association of York Region - Reading Rocks and Jump Math

Description: In addition to foundational literacy skills, Reading Rocks is an intervention approach that uses motivational tactics to engage children in the reading process. These tactics are designed to actively engage children in their own learning through the use of instructional workstations that tutors design and tailor to each child’s needs.

JUMP Math is an individualized tutoring program for students aged 8-14 who are performing a minimum of one year behind in the area of math due to a diagnosed, identified, or suspected math disability (dyscalculia), and who are showing signs of math anxiety.

Target Audience: Children ages 8-14 years

Contact: Sam.harrison@ldayr.org, 905-884 7933 ext. 6


Markham African Caribbean Canadian Association (MACCA) - After School Foundational Skills Enhancement Program 

Description: MACCA is offering an after school program (virtually and in-person) to support parents and students with:

  • To enhance their literacy and numeracy skills to meet the expectations of the Ontario curriculum 

  • To enable students to become independent learners by connecting their education and applying it to real-life, practical skills

Target Audience: Students in Grades 4 to 8

Start Date: November 8, 2022


  • Ashton Meadows P.S. - Tuesday & Wednesday

  • Coppard Glen P.S. - Tuesday & Thursday

Start Time:  5pm - 6:30pm; Pickup Time: 6:30pm

Registration Link: www.macca1987.com/yssi


MWV - Tutoring Program

Description: Unlock your child's full potential with our expert tutoring program! Our dedicated and experienced tutors provide individualized instruction that is tailored to meet the unique needs of each student. Our goal is to help your child achieve academic success and build the skills they need to thrive in school and beyond. Give your child the best chance of success, sign up for our tutoring program today!"

Target Audience: Students in Grades 1 to 8

Location: Vellore Village Community Centre

Start Time: 

  • Monday: 5:30 pm - 7:30 p.m. (Room # 2)
  • Saturday: 9:30 am - 11:30 a.m. (Room # 4)

Contact: Hina Zahid & Rizwana Amla at muslimwomenofvaughan@gmail.com


Play Forever - Play Forever Tutor Program

Description: One to One online and group tutoring services available. In-person individual/group tutoring takes place on weekdays at Richmond Hill High School and H.G. Bernard Public School on select days and organized based on individual needs.

Target Audience: Ages 8-18 years old. Most of our target audience has been elementary school children 8-13 years old. We specialize in working with youth from underserved and marginalized communities, single parent families and newcomers.

Contact: Mohammed Al-Salem at mohammed@playforever.ca


Project Abraham 

Description: Up to 2 hours per week of 1:1 tutoring either online or in-person throughout the fall. In-person sessions take place in the student's home. A special focus is given to Math and English (ESL) but other subjects for which the student needs support will also be covered.

Target Audience: K -12 for newcomers and students with barriers to learning

Contact Information: Debbie Rose at debbierose@projectabraham.ca


York Region Alliance of African Canadian Communities - Sankofa Literacy Identity and Math Program (SLIM Program)

Description: Sankofa Literacy Identity and Math Program (SLIM Program) is a Covid-19 Recovery Program. It aims to “go back and fetch” our student’s liveliness, strengthen Black students’ Math and Literacy Skills while reinforcing their cultural identity and evoke the connections between standard curriculum, culture, and environments. The Sankofa Literacy Identity & Math Program will be running from October 2022 to June 2022 (ministry funding provided from October to December 2022 only).  Due to the vast size of York Region and its mission to fill the representation void, sessions will be online for 90 minutes, after school and on weekends. The Program will also be enhanced by having families meet on the 3rd Saturday of the month to discuss the importance of cultural identity and issues of importance to the Black community. 

Target Audience: Students in grades 3-6

Contact Information: Phone: 647-425-5700 / Email: Gmgr@yorkregionaacc.ca

Website: www.yorkregionaacc.ca


Youth Assisting Youth - Virtual Tutoring Program

Description: Offers both one to one and group tutoring programs to York Region clients to assist with the academic and social needs of students. The program runs Monday-Thursday from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm where students meet with their tutor to cover homework, review lessons, complete worksheets, and develop meaningful relationships together.

Target Audience: Students aged 6-15 from York Region

Contact: Please email our Tutoring Team at tutoring@yay.org


Contact Us

Any questions regarding Tutoring Supports provided by YRDSB Community Partners should be directed to:

Lorellie Munson, Principal in Curriculum and Instructional Services at lorellie.munson@yrdsb.ca and/or;

Ashleigh Holloway, Administrative Assistant in Curriculum and Instructional Services at ashleigh.holloway@yrdsb.ca.

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