About Us

Dedicated to lifelong learning

The Richmond County Literacy Network (RCLN) is a non-profit organization in Richmond County, Nova Scotia, dedicated to promoting lifelong learning. It offers effective programs and services, including adult learning, family literacy, and employability programs, aiming to enhance literacy skills among community members. RCLN’s commitment to literacy is reflected in its engagement with the community and its provision of valuable educational resources. Mitch David was appointed as the new executive director in September 2023, overseeing the network’s mission to support education and learning in Richmond County.

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This is Us

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Mitch David

Mitch (left) was honored with the 25 years in service award at the Strait Area Chamber of Commerce Gala. He had been employed in various management positions within the non-profit sector for nearly 25 years. Then, in September 2023, he took on the role of Executive Director.

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Gwen Smith

Gwen Smith has been with the Richmond County Literacy Network for 8 years as an Adult Education Instructor and was part of the team to get RCLN up and running after an 8 month closure. She is presently teaching the Basic Digital Literacy course.

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Julie Freeman

Julie has been involved in bookkeeping for most of her career in various capacities. She worked with IBM, handling accounts receivables, and also managed her own small business. She has been with RCLN for a year and has played a crucial role in our new start-up.

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Anne Marie Powers

Anne Marie Powers has gained more than two decades of experience in the Human Services field, holding various positions such as management, group work leader, and teaching. She started in October 2023 as the Adult Education Instructor for the Digital Wellness services.