Contact Us

Joel Simkin
Literacy Instructor
John Howard Society of Manitoba
583 Ellice Ave.
Winnipeg, MB R3B 1Z7
204-775-1514, ext. 113

Literacy in Manitoba

The John Howard Society of Manitoba is honoured to be selected to represent the PGI literacy foundation in the prairie province of Manitoba.

The literacy department at the John Howard Society of Manitoba works with clients keen to improve the literacy skills they need for school, work, parenting, and community participation. Many men who are in jail or coming out of jail cannot read or write as well as they would like. Literacy skills are crucial for day-to-day functioning in our information­-based world.

We provide one-on-one tutoring, instruction and supervision of peer tutoring. We also compile a newsletter for and by incarcerated men, called “The Inside Scoop.” In our “Get the Story Out” program, volunteers record fathers reading to their children. We then package the recordings together with a copy of the book and deliver them to children and their families or caregivers.