Haliburton County

Haliburton is a county in Central Ontario, known as a tourist and cottage area.  Haliburton County is north of Peterborough and Lindsay and borders Algonquin Park to the north.  For more information about Haliburton, visit the Statistics Canada Census Profile.

Literacy and Basic Skills providers in Haliburton County include:

For more information, see the Quick Sheet for Haliburton County haliburton-quick-sheet


John Howard Society of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton 

Community Based Learning Outreach Literacy Program

Front door entrance to the John Howard Society in Minden Ontario.

John Howard Society, Minden Ontario

John Howard Society offer the “Community Based Learning Outreach Literacy” program.  A program that provides literacy basic skills training for adults. Services are provided in the City of Kawartha Lakes and Haliburton regions.  The John Howard Society is an Employment Ontario Partner.

Services Available: 

  • Information & referrals to other service providers
  • Assessment process – gathering information regarding learner’s knowledge, skills, behaviours and abilities (Interview, Informal Tests and Standardized Assessments)
  • Learner Plan Development that describes the individual’s goal path to Employment, Further Education / Training, and Independence
  • One-on-one tutoring and/or small group training in one or more of the OALCF competencies
  • Follow Up

Location and Contact Information:

141 IGA Rd. Unit 101
Minden ON
K0M 2K0

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (Year Round)

Contact: Debbie Hamilton – Program Coordinator
Email:
Phone: 1-888-665-6615 ext. 925 (Toll free number for Minden and Haliburton)

Website: http://www.johnhoward.on.ca/kawartha/


Fleming College

Academic Upgrading

Academic Upgrading, an Employment Ontario program, is designed for adults (age 19 and up) who want to improve their reading, writing, math, science, or computer skills up to a college-entry level. Academic Upgrading prepares students for post-secondary study at college, for the workforce, for apprenticeships, or for other training, according to the goals of the student.

Program Features:

  • Learners participate in assessment, goal setting and training plan development
  • Curriculum is individualized and student directed
  • Learning resources are geared to adult learners and training emphasizes preparation for college, employment or apprenticeship

Value-Added Supports:

  • Funded by the Government of Ontario, Academic Upgrading is free to the learner
  • There are also subsidies for childcare and transportation for those who qualify
  • Instruction in computer basics, student advising, and counseling provided free to all students
  • Flexible, individualized, self-paced and self-directed
  • A continuous intake program

Location and Contact Information:

Next to Employment Ontario
Village Court Plaza,
49 Maple St., Unit 3,
Haliburton, ON
K0M 1S0

Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and Thursday evening: 6:00 am to 8:00 pm

Contact: Marion Willemsen
Phone: (705) 457-4562
Fax: (705) 457-4037
Email:

Website: http://flemingcollege.ca/programs/academic-upgrading


Contact North – Haliburton

Contact North LogoContact North is Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network serving Haliburton and Peterborough.

Location and Contact Information:

Contact North – Haliburton Centre
297 College Drive,
Haliburton, ON
K0M 1S0

Contact: Kyra Cockwell, Online Learning Recruitment Officer
Email:
Phone:1-855-867-9527
Fax: 705-455-9357

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