Community Matters

Halifax Learning is proud of our local roots and community partnerships! Read below to learn more about some of our community partnerships, local events and organizations we are proud to support!


Graduate to Enable Opportunity

Nothing celebrates community more than investing in the skills, passion and talent of the individuals that create that community. The Nova Scotia government's program, Graduate to Opportunity, allowed us to invest in 3 full-time staff members in September 2017. As a result of that investment, Halifax Learning now has the human resources to expand our reach and continue to achieve our goal - to eradicate illiteracy with evidence-based programs like SpellRead in Nova Scotia, Canada and beyond.

Since growing our team with the GTO program, Halifax Learning has been enabled to:

  • continued to provide the Gold-standard in reading remediation at our various locations in HRM.
  • provided training and support to staff at Halifax Independent School.
  • improved our SpellRead delivery model with HRM's Youth Advocate Program.
  • launched Painting Mind Pictures, a comprehension program, with Speech Language Pathologist Natalie Samson from the Family Development Centre. 

Halifax Learning Shakisha Downey Graduate to Opportunity

Administrative Coordinator

Shakisha is a recent graduate of Dalhousie University, with a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology, Shakisha brought innovation, productivity and a meticulous attention to detail.  She immediately embraced our mission, embodies our values and makes a mean Philly Cheesesteak Burger. 

Halifax Learning is pleased to participate in the Nova Scotia governments Graduate to Opportunity program. "Hiring well-educated post-secondary graduates in Nova Scotia is made easier for employers with the help the provincial funding program, Graduate to Opportunity (GTO). Eligible employers can receive 25% of a grad’s first year salary and 12.5% of the grad’s second year salary from the Government. This incentive made it easier for Halifax Learning to hire Shakisha right out of university."  

Read more of Shakisha's story, "Recent Grad's Career Journey Comes Full Circle". 

Our Team

Did you know?

Our average teaching experience of the SpellRead program in years is 9.5!

Read more about our teachers here

Halifax Learning SpellRead

Halifax Learning is proud to be locally grown, gold-standard and evidence-driven.