Our History & Volunteering

The Adult Basic Education Association (ABEA) is a not-for-profit organization that acts as the adult learning network in Hamilton. We are the central referring agency for adult education and upgrading.

The ABEA began in 1983 and was incorporated as a charitable organization in 1986. We are a Governance Board with Directors who bring different skill sets to the ABEA and work collaboratively to lead this agency. Under governance, no individual Director responds to requests or acts without board discussion, direction and support. The ABEA has policies in place to ensure your ideas, input or concerns are addressed. Our Board can be reached by sending letters or emails to the Executive Director of ABEA.

At times, we have board vacancies. Our board will recruit members based on individual skill sets needed at that time.

Our Annual General Meeting is held each June, immediately following our Leaders in Literacy Breakfast.

Recruitment for the 2022-2023 board year is now closed. For more information regarding the Board of Directors, inquiries into Board openings or information regarding our policies, please contact the Executive Director, Sara Gill.
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario.