Mission and History

Our Mission

We envision a world where all children have acquired a passion for reading and with that, the self-confidence to propel them towards success.

Through ONE TO ONE volunteer tutoring, we help children develop literacy skills to last a lifetime.

Celebrating 30 Years

Our unique program began 30 years ago in one Vancouver school and has grown exponentially.

The ONE TO ONE literacy program began in 1989 as a collaboration between the Vancouver School Board and the Junior League of Greater Vancouver. Since that time, we’ve helped over 20,000 students grow into thriving readers. 

Today, with the power of more than 1250 tutors, ONE TO ONE serves nearly 3000 students in 211 schools across British Columbia.