Mission: Literacy Unlimited is a community organization dedicated to empowering adults through improved literacy.


Lucy Baum, Executive Director

Lucy holds a degree in Psychology and has over 15 years experience in marketing and business. She has devoted the last 7 years to working in the non-profit sector, raising her family, and developing a second career as a professional photographer. She believes in business with a heart and in the power of human connections.

Alice Reed, Social Media Coordinator

Alice comes from a manufacturing (Nortel Networks) and pharmaceutical (Novartis) background, where her roles included administration and event planning.  She considers herself a late bloomer as she was 50 years old when she graduated from Concordia University (BA in Communications and Human Relations). Alice has been with Literacy Unlimited for over 10 years and believes that it’s never too late to learn!

Cindy Tompkins, Administrative Clerk

Cindy has been a volunteer with Literacy Unlimited for the past 10 years in a variety of roles, i.e. one-on-one tutor in literacy skills, homework and literacy aid in the Oasis Program, and coaching learners in the Computer and Digital Technology Program.  She is currently working as a tutor to individuals/small groups in the Living English program at Place Cartier.  Cindy loves to read and write and worked for the Vaudreuil-Soulanges Gazette as a reporter specializing in human interest stories and local community news.

Samantha Star, Program Director

Samantha holds a Bachelors of Education degree to compliment her Certificate in Experiential Jewish Education from Yeshiva University. She has worked in the not-for-profit sector in volunteer management for nearly five years. Outside of LU she enjoys watching Friends on Netflix and participating in Trivia nights. 

Debora Bringolf, Administrative Assistant

After completing her degree in Finance and working as an Investment Adviser for 15 years, Debora decided to stay home to raise her two daughters.  During that time, she helped her husband start a promotional products business, and volunteered in various capacities, which included tutoring for Literacy Unlimited. She loves spending her free time near a pool, lake or ocean, enjoying the calming effects of water.


Literacy Unlimited is proud to be a member of the following associations:

  • Imagine Canada
  • John Molson School of Business Community Round Table
  • Literacy Quebec (LQ)
  • Table de concertation Enfance-Famille-Jeunesse de l’Ouest-de-l’île
  • Table de Quartier Sud Ouest-de-l’île