The Learning Exchange

The Learning Exchange

TLE Board of Directors:


President: Mona Arsenault

Secretary: Christiane Dabbagh

Treasurer: Valerie Sauriol

Director: David MacDonald

Executive Director (non-voting): Darlene Brown


TLE Staff:

Executive Director: Darlene Brown

Office Manager: Enza Ciampanelli

Financial Officer: Diane Richard


Webmaster: Harley McPhee



Our Vision

We envision a Quebec where everyone has the literacy skills they need to live a fully engaged life.

Our Mission

The Learning Exchange is a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to empowering the community through improved literacy.

Our Mandate

The Learning Exchange (TLE)/Centre Lire-Écrire is a volunteer not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing:

  • Adult Literacy and Tutoring: One-on-one and small group instruction to adults in need
  • Volunteer/Tutor Training
  • Public Awareness and Sensitization
  • Volunteer/Student Recruitment
  • Community Resource and Learning Centre
  • Volunteer/Student Outreach and Retention
  • Prevention and Intervention


TLE Student Connections:

What can TLE offer you?

Come and use our resources and services: Free tutoring, workshops, events, resource books, computer access and much more! Drop into TLE or call to discover all the ways we can help you with your studies, essential skills and future plans. Did you know that our volunteers and staff are here to guide you in your life-long learning? TLE is here to help!

Find a Tutor – We can help!

Do you want to learn a new skill? Need help with your course work? Use a computer or iPad? Help your child with homework? Create a budget? Do you want to improve your reading, writing and communication skills? Our tutors and staff can guide you. Free private or small group sessions are available! Please call or sign up for more information to find out about all of the free services that TLE can offer you!

Find a Tutor:

TLE Services and Programs for Students


We offer students private and small group tutorials in the following areas:

  • Reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
  • Essential Skills
  • Math
  • Computer and Internet Use
  • iPad

Materials and Resources

  • Free workbooks and learning materials as needed
  • Access to TLE’s resources and learning materials
  • Essential Skills resources

Other Free Services and Events

  • Free workshops
  • Use of TLE’s Resource Centre, computers and materials
  • Kobo Book Club (subject to registration)
  • Computer and Internet access
  • Student events
  • Free children’s books for TLE students who are parents
  • Free Book Give-Aways throughout the year
  • Invitation to all of TLE’s Annual Events
  • Local library access (library membership cards are arranged for students)

STUDENT links:


Essential Skills Adobe Slate (explains the 9 essential skills):


The Government of Canada has identified The 9 Essential Skills needed for the workplace. These skills are used in every job to varying degrees and at different levels of complexity. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills and enable people to evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace workplace change.

Essential Skills Quebec by The Learning Exchange

For great resources, links and information on the 9 Essential Skills go to our site. The Essential Skills Quebec site provides links to outside sites and resources related to the 9 Essential Skills. Use these resources to develop everyday skills or to better prepare yourself to work in a variety of positions that require skills such as reading, writing, document use, oral communication and computer literacy.

Contact Us


The Learning Exchange
2100 des Laurentides
Vimont, Laval, Quebec
H7M 2Y6


Executive Director: Darlene Brown
Office Manager: Enza Ciampanelli
Telephone: (450) 688-2933 extension: 3126
Fax: (450) 663-1290
Skype: TLETLE1

Office hours:

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m. 
Friday: closed
Summer: Closed from St. Jean Baptiste until Labor Day

TLE is *accessible for tutorials via the Vimont Adult Education office:
Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. 
Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
*Please contact CDC-Vimont for up-to-date summer/holiday hours

Photos Albums with CDC Vimont students:

We Day Montreal 2016

We Day Ottawa 2015

CDC Vimont Graduation 2015

CDC Vimont BBQ 2015

Don Aker Author Visit 2015

TD Bank Money Matters workshops

Girls’ Action Project

Girl’s Action Event

ME to WE Student Committee

TLE is excited to be a part of the CDC Vimont WE SCHOOL initiative. The ME to WE student committee of Sir Wilfrid Laurier Vimont Adult Education Centre meets regularly.

Free The Children carries the power of WE globally, empowering communities to lift themselves out of poverty through our holistic, sustainable international development model, Adopt a Village.