The ELF's parent charity, Sage Youth-Jeunesse Sage, provided direct literacy program delivery to marginalized children in Ottawa from 1992 to 2015. These programs form the foundation and model for the ELF's literacy and life-skills workbooks and training systems. Sage Youth closed in 2015 due to funding challenges. Some of its programs are now continuing at the ELF.
Please consider becoming a volunteer at one of these program sites:
a shelter for homeless refugee children (Byward Market area)
a high school for youth with learning exceptionalities (west-end)