LINKS Program

Linking Language  to Learning is a literacy program designed for children who are experiencing  difficulty in reading skills development, which may be attributable to a learning disability. LINKS is dedicated to helping children become competent, independent learners, through the experience of good books, and opportunities for good writing.

Linking Language to Learning is for elementary age children who are at least one year behind in reading/writing development.   It is geared for children with a learning disability, although an official diagnosis is not necessary.  A learning disability is a disorder that affects how a person understands and uses information.  The disorder affects the ability to learn, in spite of average to above-average intelligence and can affect specific areas such as: speech and language development, coordination,  organization and social skills.

An assessment will be conducted by the LINKS Coordinator to determine a student’s  potential candidacy for the program.  The assesment consists of formal tests, informal observation and parental input.

Children participating in the program will  attend 60-minute sessions two times per week (Mon/Wed or Tues/Thurs in Halifax or Mon/Wed in Dartmouth) for a total of 10 weeks.


For more information about LINKS please see the following documents:

1. LINKS Brochure: LINKS Brochure

2. Frequently Asked Questions: Frequently Asked Questions

3. LINKS Lesson Plan: LINKS Lesson

4. LINKS App Guide: App Guide

2019 Winter Registration:

Mount Saint Vincent University (Bedford) — Tuesdays & Thursday (4:40 pm or 5:50 pm)

Saint Joseph’s Alexander McKay Elementary School  — Tuesdays &  hursday (3:10 pm or 4:20 pm)

Harbour View Elementary School (Dartmouth) — Monday & Wednesday (4:20, 5:30 or 6:40)

Registration $360 for 18 instructional hours

Click here for Fall Registration Form: Winter 2019 Registration form

For further Information please contact the LINKS Program Manager, Becca Levick at 423-0577 or via email at 

(Office Hours Monday – Thursday 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM)


Fundraiser Tea & Bake / Book Sale (November 15th, 2014)

LINKS is holding a tea and book & bake sale on November 15th from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Port Wallis United Church.  All proceeds will go towards the purchasing of supplies for the LINKS literacy program.  Come out and support LINKS and stock up your reading materials and baked goods for the winter.

Fundraiser Poster, 2014

Fundraiser Tea & Bake / Book Sale (November 16th, 2013)

Selina Pottle (LINKS Program Manager) and Erica Myers (Supervisor & Literacy Instructor) proudly organized a Tea & Bake/Book sale to support the LINKS program.  Proceeds from the tea will be used to purchase reading materials for the children who attend LINKS.  Thanks to those who came out to support the event as well as the members of Port Wallis United Church. The event was a huge success and we look forward to a spring Tea & Bake/Book Sale  in 2014.

LINKS Tea and Book Sale, Nov 2013

Program Manager Selina Pottle; Literacy Instructors Judy Zinck, Gail Bowen-Cyrus; Program Supervisors / Literacy Instructors Erica Myers and Stacy Bond