Peterborough County

Peterborough County is located in Southern Ontario.  For more information about Peterborough, visit the Statistics Canada Census Profile.

Literacy and Basic Skills providers in Peterborough County include:

Download the LBS Referral Quick Reference Sheet Peterborough.

Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board

Peterborough Alternative Continuing Education (PACE)

There are currently 8 different programs running at Peterborough Collegiate: our day school serving students from 16-70 years of age earning Ontario Curriculum credits towards their Ontario Secondary School Diplomas (O.S.S.D.), School For Young Moms, Literacy Basic Skills (LBS), Prior Learning Assessment Recognition (PLAR), Correspondence (Independent Learning), Suspension/Expulsion Program, International Languages (Mandarin, Korean and Ojibwe) and Personal Services Worker (PSW). 

Services Available: 

  • Independence
  • Workplace readiness
  • Credit programming readiness
  • Apprenticeship and continuing education readiness
  • Focus on PLAR readiness, credit readiness
  • Computer literacy

Location and Contact Information:

Peterborough Collegiate
201 McDonnel St, Peterborough ON
K9H 2W1
Phone: (705)-745-9833

Program Runs From September – June
Office hours are 8:15 to 4:30 Monday to Friday

Summer Hours begin July 6th.
Monday & Wednesday
1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Tuesday & Thursday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm


Peterborough Native Learning Program

Peterborough Native Learning Program Building

Peterborough Native Learning Program

Ontario Certified Teachers and Teacher/Trainer of Adults – Literacy Specialists provide one to one FREE training support for learners. Basic skills to grade 12 equivalency.  Thorough initial assessments (by appointment, free of charge) are conducted with the client. They are usually learners who did not complete high school but there are some exceptions. At the 1.5 hour assessment a series of tasks are completed in reading, writing and calculating and a short interview to determine goals and to get to know the client better, is also conducted. At the interview results are shared and services in Peterborough that may help the client are discussed. If our program is the best fit, a schedule is set up and the learner may start the next day.

Services Available:Peterborough Native Learning Program Services

  • All adults 19 years of age and over are assisted on flexible schedules.  You do not have to be an Aboriginal person to access our services.
  • Goals to improve reading, writing, math and use of technology for work purposes, further education and training and to gain greater confidence in these skills.
  • Small groups are offered when common needs arise.
  • Lending library of Aboriginal content at all reading levels. The books are also used as resources for learners.

Schedule of Peterborough Native Learning Programs

Location and Contact Information:

Main Contact: 
Phone 705-741-0798

City of Peterborough:
Unit 6 – 360 George St. N.,
Lower Level of Peterborough Square
Peterborough, ON K9H 7E7

Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
(Open all of July; closed August 3-14; reopening August 17)

Northern Lights Employment Services
14 Queen St.
Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0

Monday 9 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(Open all of July; closed August 3-14; reopening August 17)

Curve Lake First Nation:
Employment Resource Centre
22 Winookeedaa St.
Curve Lake First Nation, ON
K0L 1R0

Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
(Open all of July; closed all of August; reopening September 1, 2015)


Fleming College – Peterborough 

Academic Upgrading

Services Available:

Program for adult learners, 19 years of age and up. Curriculum from pre-high school to college entrance levels, focusing on math, English and computer skills (electives include biology, chemistry and success strategies).

Academic Upgrading with Fleming College can upgrade literacy and basic skills for the College stream. A learner can work towards the Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) which is recognized as an equivalent to an OSSD. Successful completion of Upgrading can be used for….Admission to Post Secondary, Employment, Apprenticeship or Independence.

Canadian Adult Achievement Test Schedule Sept. 2015- Dec. 2015

Academic Upgrading at Fleming College Can Benefit You If:

  • You are 19 years of age or older
  • You didn’t finish high school
  • You have your high school diploma, but you don’t have some of the prerequisites that you need for the college program or apprenticeship you’d like to apply for
  • You need your “Grade 12 Equivalency” to improve your career prospects
  • Our program offers upgrading in the following courses; Math, Communications, Computers, Chemistry and Biology.

Program Features:

  • Year round, continuous intake
  • Students participate in assessment, goal setting and training plan development
    Instruction is individualized, with teacher-led instruction in small classes
  • Learning resources are geared to adult learners

Value-added Supports:

  • Student advising
  • Accommodations and assistive devices for special needs
  • Flexible timetables with both day and evening classes
  • Tuition covered by Government of Ontario (LBS Program)
  • Transportation subsidies available for eligible students
  • Program prepares students for college or apprenticeship study, for writing the GED (High School Equivalency), and for employment.

Location and Contact Information:

1550 Lansdowne St
Peterborough ON
K9J 2A2
Phone: (705)-775-1311 (Co-located with Employment Services at CREW)


Hours: Monday to Thursday 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Updates: The Academic Upgrading program is open twelve months of the year and offers a continuous monthly intake and flexible time tabling for clients wishing to upgrade math and/or communications.

Trent Valley Literacy Association

TVLA meets students’ needs on an individualized basis. All program decisions are made by the student with the guidance of the staff or tutor if necessary. Students and tutors are all informed of the importance of the student centered approach to decision making.

Services Available:

  • Adult Literacy and Basic Skills Levels 1 – 3
  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Small class instruction
  • Skill Assessment and training plans
  • Continuous Intake
  • Employability Skills
  • Computer Literacy
  • Outreach to Norwood & Havelock (Occasional)
  • Tutor Training

Location and Contact Information:

825 Chemong Rd, Unit 4 in the Brookdale Plaza
Peterborough ON K9H 5Z5

Phone: (705) 749-0777
Fax: (705) 749-0084

Office Hours:
Monday – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday – 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
Wednesday- 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

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