Site: Ottawa - 440 Albert St, Rm 121
Service: Department of Continuing Education - ESL/LINC/LBS
|Record #: OCR1423||Last Full Update: 24 Sep 2019|
|Alternate Name||AFB ; LBS ; OCDSB ; Ottawa-Carleton District School Board|
|Location & Accessibility|
|Located In Community||Ottawa|
|Address & Map||
440 Albert St, Rm 121
Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5
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|Intersection||Bay St and Albert St|
|Mailing Address||c/o Shirley Graham
440 Albert St, Rm 121
Ottawa, ON K1R 5B5
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|Physical Access||Fully Accessible - at some locations|
|Parking||Free parking (limited) * pay parking lot * parking meters|
|Description and Services|
|Description (Service)||English as a Second Language (ESL) non-credit classes for adults: Classes offered at many locations throughout Ottawa. Basic * Intermediate * Advanced levels available
Specialized courses for adults include English for Academic Purposes (EAP), Academic Test Preparation (IELTS, TOEFL, CAEL etc), English for Academic Purposes, Workplace English, ESL Math, ESL for the Trades; Pronunciation, Writing and Grammar, Citizenship classes as well as ESL for Certificates for Employment. Students should have current benchmarks within the last year from an ESL/LINC class or clients must be assessed at the YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment and Resource Centre located at 240 Catherine St.
Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is provided at many locations throughout Ottawa. Classes are offered at the Literacy and LINC 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 levels and includes Writing and Grammar for the Citizenship Test. Computer Assisted Language Learning at some locations. All LINC clients must be assessed at the National Capital Region YMCA-YWCA Language Assessment and Resource Centre located at 240 Catherine St.
Workplace Training courses: * Childcare Assistant: Trains adult learners to work in a licensed daycare or childcare.
* Personal Support Worker (PSW) Preparation: Prepares adult learners to enter a PSW course at the Adult High School, private colleges, or community colleges.
* Certificates for Employment: Gives the students their WHMIS certificate, Safe Food Handling Certificate, First Aid/CPR certificate, Customer Service Certificate. These certificates will help these students to find jobs much more easily in the hotels, restaurants, nursing homes, hospitals, and more.
Academic Upgrading: For students who would like to improve their reading and Writing to eventually enter the Adult High School or Algonquin College. Students learn the strategies needed to study, plan projects and activities, and improve their writing skills. * Three different levels of Reading and Writing classes * Preparation to Enter the Adult High School * Preparation to Enter a Personal Support Worker program
Adaptive Learning Program: Adults with a developmental disability are trained for a variety of workplaces including a cafe, administrative support, greenhouse and plant care, light building maintenance such as recycling and room preparation
LBS: Literacy and basic skills training, including numeracy, digital, communication and interpersonal skills * helps learners prepare for employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education and greater independence
|Hours||Morning classes Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon, Sat 9:30 am-12:30 pm * Afternoon classes 12:30 pm- 3:30 pm * Evening classes Mon-Wed 6 pm-9 pm|
|Dates||Registration is ongoing * all programs run from September-January and/or January-June * Summer programs are available at some locations for 5 weeks between June and July.
Afternoon workshops are also available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:30 pm-3:00 pm
|Areas Served||Ottawa (City of)|
|Eligibility||Ages: 18 year(s) and up
ESL: Ontario residents including Canadian citizens, refugee claimants and Permanent Residents who are 18 years and over and not attending a publicly funded secondary school
LINC: newly arrived immigrants and convention refugees who are 18 years and older and not attending a publicly funded secondary school
LBS: Ontario residents 19 years and older, with reading, writing and math skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum * must have facility in English
Adaptive Learning Program: adults 21 years old or older with a developmental disability * assessment required
|Application||Call for registration information|
|Fees||Program - One time materials fee of $10-$15 for ESL (2019) ; None - LINC, LBS, Adaptive Learning students, PSW Preparation, Childcare Assistant, Certificates for Employment ; Fee for First Aid/CPR Certificate and for Safe Food Handler Certificate|
|Service Categories||Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; English as a Second Language ; English as a Second Language ~ Immigrants (Canada)|
|Primary Contact||Shirley Graham, Continuing Education Officer; Phone: 613-239-2325 ext 2007; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alternate Contact||Jennifer McKay, Supervisor; Phone: 613-239-2325 ext 2024; Email: email@example.com|
|Volunteer Coordinator||Anne Brouillard, Program Coordinator, Ottawa Volunteers in Education (OVIE); Phone: 613-366-3085 ext 255; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Primary Executive||Camille Williams-Taylor, Director of Education; Phone: 613-721-1820|
|Alternate Executive||Anne McKillop-Ostrom, Principal, Continuing Education; Phone: 613-239-2325 ext 2000|
|Funding||City / Town - City of Ottawa - Ontario Works ; Provincial - ESL: Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services * LBS: Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities ; Federal - LINC: Citizenship and Immigration Canada ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 119249233 RR0003|
|Elections||Trustees are elected.|
|Print Material||Pamphlets * flyers|