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Service: Literacy and Basic Skills

Alternate Name Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; LBS ; OCR
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
550 Old St Patrick St
Ottawa, ON K2N 5L5
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Intersection King Edward Ave and St Patrick St
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) 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 Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa
Eligibility Ages: 19 year(s) and up 
Ontario residents 19 years and older, with reading, writing and math skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum * must have facility in English
Application Call to arrange interview
Languages English
Fees None
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-789-7418 ext 230
Fax 613-789-7431
Social Media Twitter YouTube
Primary Contact Angela McCanny, Co-Ordinator
Alternate Contact Jan Goatcher, Co-ordinator, Employment and Training Services, John Howard Society of Ottawa; Phone: 613-789-7418 ext 226; Email:
Primary Executive Claude Brule, President, Algonquin College; Phone: 613-727-4723 ext 7705
Alternate Executive Robyn Heaton, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Media and Design, Algonquin College; Phone: 613-727-4723 ext 5410
Other Details
Established 2007
Funding Provincial - Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development
Elections The Board of Directors is appointed.
Resources Website, library, computer and Internet access
Accreditation Yes, by the Ministry of Labor, Training and Skills Development

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