City of Kawartha Lakes

City of Kawartha Lakes is a county in Central Ontario located west of Peterborough County and 90 minutes north east of Toronto, on the Trent-Severn waterway.  

For more information, download the Kawartha Lakes Community Service Plan 2020-2021 (updated February 2020) or visit the Statistics Canada Census Profile.

Adult training and skills development providers in City of Kawartha Lakes include:


Outreach Literacy

Outreach Literacy is a community-based program providing literacy and essential skills training in reading, writing and numeracy. Training is designed to support learners on one of the following goal paths: Apprenticeship, Employment, Post-secondary training, Secondary School Credits or Independence.

Program Features:

  • One-to-one tutoring or small group training
  • Service delivery by trained volunteers
  • E-learning option
  • Assessment services
  • Free and confidential
  • Open Year-round
  • Childcare and transportation subsidies available

Location and Contact Information:

Outreach Literacy
22 Peel St.
Lindsay, ON K9V 3L8

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am-4:30 pm – All Year Long

Contact: Robert Gaudette
Tel: 705-328-0472 Ext 921
Fax: 705-328-2549

Fleming College, Frost Campus 

Academic Upgrading

Academic Upgrading is a free program for adult learners, 19 years of age and up. Curriculum from pre-high school to college entrance levels, focusing on math, communications (English) and computer skills (electives include biology, chemistry and Strategies for College and Work).

Program Features:

  • Continuous, year-round intake
  • Intake assessment, goal setting and training plan development
  • Instruction is individualized and self-directed, in a small class setting
  • Teachers are available at all times
  • Learning resources are geared to adult learners

Value-added Supports:

  • Student advising
  • Flexible timetables with morning, afternoon and evening classes
  • Tuition covered by Government of Ontario (LBS Program)
  • Childcare and transportation subsidies available for eligible students
  • Program prepares students for college diploma or certificate programs, apprenticeship training, or employment.

Students can also work towards their ACE Certificate (Academic and Career Entrance Certificate), a grade 12 equivalent, accepted by employers, colleges and apprenticeships.

Location and Contact Information:

Frost Campus, Academic Upgrading
P.O. Box 8000, Lindsay ON K9V 5E6
Phone: (705) 324-9144
Fax: (705) 878-9312

Our Summer Hours:
Monday through Friday mornings: 9am – Noon.
Monday through Thursday afternoons: 1pm – 4pm.
Evening Classes: Monday and Wednesday 6pm – 8pm (Science Classes); Tuesday and Thursday 5pm – 8pm (Math, Communications and Computers).

Contact: Valerie Dalby, Student Advisor
Phone: (705) 324-9144 extension 3343

Contact: Marion Willemsen, Program Coordinator and Faculty
Phone: (705) 457-4562


Trillium Lakelands District School Board

Adult & Alternative Education Centre
(Pre-Credit and Academic Skills Program)

This free program is designed for adults who want help with basic reading, writing, math and computer skills. The Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB) works in close partnership with other community programs to ensure that students are moving through the LBS services to reach their goals of independence, further education/training or employment.


  • Preparation for and referral to high school credit programs and college entry programs
  • Small group literacy learning in City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Serves adults & youth
  • Continuous Intake & Assessments
  • Students work at their own pace towards their individual goal.

Location and Contact Information:

Adult Alternative Education Centre
230 Angeline Street South
R.R.#2 Lindsay ON K9V 4R2

Hours: Year Round – Monday to Friday: 8:00am – 3:30pm.

Literacy and Basic Skills classes are now offered in July and August. See for more information.

Phone: (705) 324-1564 or 324-5280
Fax: (705) 324-9773