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FREE Summer Adult Courses Through Our Academic Upgrading Program

Are you +18 and interested in taking a course over the summer? St. Charles can help you improve your reading, writing, math & computer skills. We offer a number of FREE programs, delivered 100% online! See the posters or contact for more info.

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Program Description

This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement.

The Literacy and Basic Skills program (LBS) provides academic upgrading for students in reading, writing, mathematics and computers. It caters to adults who wish to improve their literacy and numeracy skills in order to:
• Complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma
• Obtain employment
• Enter apprenticeship
• Prepare for the GED test
• Move towards Post Secondary College or University
• Achieve personal growth and/or independence
Instructors work one-on-one with learners in a relaxed adult learning environment.

BOLD (Bridging on Learner Development)

• Provides the necessary transitional support for PLAR
• Curriculum aligned to the General Learning Strategy (GLS)
• Opportunity to earn one learning strategy credit which can be done online
• Available at 150 East 5th and 60 Barlake locations only
• Does not run in July & Aug

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Schedule and Locations

Ongoing registration
Flexible schedule
September - June: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (150 East 5th)


Mountain Campus:
150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
905.577.0555, Press 5 then 0

East Hamilton / Stoney Creek Campus:
60 Barlake Avenue (Violet & Centennial)
905.577.0555, Press 7

Downtown Campus:
770 Main Street East (by Garfield)
905.577.0555, Press 8


Who May Apply

LBS is a non-credit program for adults 19 years of age and over. Newcomers to Canada must provide proof of Speaking and Listening CLB level 6.

How To Register

Please contact Bea Adoranti or Sarah Silva by calling 905.577.0555, ext. 3217 or 2443, or by email at or


Our LBS program is FREE.

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