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Organization: Ontario. Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities - E-Channel  
Service Description: Web-based, distance learning option for Ministry-funded Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) program * students may wish to take the web-based course in addition to an on-site course

Designated LBS service providers deliver e-Channel distance learning programs, including specialized services available to Aboriginal, Francophone and deaf, deaf-blind and hard of hearing adults:

English -- The Learning Hub,

Aboriginal -- Sioux-Hudson Literacy Council, Good Learning Anywhere (GLA),

French -- Coalition Ontarienne de Formation des Adultes,

Deaf and Hard of Hearing -- Deaf Learn Now -- Deaf Learn Now -- online instruction in American Sign Language

Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Program -- College Sector Committee,
-- Students needing to meet admission requirements for specific apprenticeship and postsecondary programs may wish to complete the Academic & Career Entrance (ACE) Program, available at many colleges and also available online

Fees: None
Application: See service provider websites below

Deaf Learn Now -- email to set up an appointment for an assessment of ASL and written English skills * video chat available by appointment
Eligibility / Target Population: Primarily serves adult learners wanting to improve their literacy and numeracy skills to achieve goals of further education and training, employment or increased independence * must have facility in English or French and literacy skills below Grade 12 of the Ontario Curriculum * includes adults with barriers to participating in on-site programming * learners require some basic computer skills

Deaf Learn Now -- Deaf, deaf-blind or hard of hearing users of American Sign Language who are Ontario residents 19 years and older and whose literacy skills are below Grade 12, and who are proficient enough in ASL and basic English to benefit fully from the program
Languages: English * French * American Sign Language (ASL)
Area Served:
See Also: Adult Literacy and Basic Skills

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