Our History and Volunteering

The Adult Basic Education Association (ABEA) is a not-for-profit organization that acts as the 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.

For more information regarding the Board of Directors, inquiries into Board openings or information regarding our policies, please contact the Executive Director, Sara Gill.

We are currently recruiting board members for the 2021-2022 year (starting in June).  If you are interested, please fill out the application by April 30th.