Frontier College is a Canada-wide, volunteer-based literacy organization that runs programs in local communities across Canada to teach people to read and write while also creating a favourable environment that encourages lifelong learning. 

Since 1899, Frontier College volunteers have been reaching out to people wherever they are and responding to their particular learning needs.


What do we do in scarborough?

Frontier College at the University of Toronto Scarborough Campus (UTSC) is run by an Organizing Team, that consists of UTSC undergraduate students who are passionate about education, literacy, teaching, and having fun. We run six programs around Scarborough with elementary and middle school aged children that promote literacy education within vulnerable communities. Our programs are run in after school programs, co-op housing and women’s shelters.

We are committed to community development through our literacy initiatives and it is our vision to provide foundational education support for students to succeed.


85% of students improved their personal strengths such as classroom behaviour, coping skills, creativity, and community engagement after attending a Frontier College program.