Education is very importnt and makes a difference in everyone's life. Reading and writing are key to functioning in society. You should be able to read simple instructions, tell stories to your children, read directions, write your resume and letters and be able to have a good job in the work force. Mathematics and other subjects, including history and sciences, are just as important. In order to obtain certain careers, specific educational courses are required. Here is some information that may be of help in furthering your education dreams!

Adult Day School For High School Diploma   Registering Children For School

For parents, or others who are trying to get their high school diploma, here is a list of places that can help offer credited courses. They can also assessed in getting your GED. More information is offered at the Toronto District school board website:

Massey Center, Homewood, Jesses Center, City Adult Learning Center, Gorge Harvey Collegian, Burnham Thorpe Adult Learning Center (500 The East Mall), Emery Adult Learning Center (3395 Weston Road), Scarborough Center for Alternative Studies (939 Progress Ave), Yorkdale Adult Learning Center (38 Orfex Road)


In order to register your child for school, here are some things you need to know:

Junior Kindergarten start at age 4 and senior kindergarten starts at age 5. There is four steps required to get your child registered as follows:

1)  Proof of Age: Birth certificate, Baptism record, Statement of Live Birth

2)  Citizenship: Birth Certificate, or Record of Landing

3)  Address: Two pieces of Identification for parent that show address such as Drivers License, Bank Statement, Income Tax Form, Lease agreement, home ownership or a phone bill.

4)  Immunization Record/Vaccine: Children cannot be registered without an immunization record. The record shows a list of innoculations your child needs according to age group.

College & University   OSAP

Before attending college, you must choose a program that is right for you. Ontario Colleges offer over 2,400 programs across the Province. Each college provides program information and offers college tours. For more information visit the website: Ontario Colleges

1)  Finding a Program, full or part time

2)  Paying for the Program

3)  Applying for the Program

As a student, there are many expenses to take into consideration. You have tuition fees, books, supplies, dental, health insurance and particular programs cost. You must also find living accommodations either on campus or residential, plus food and transportation.


Ontario Financial Assistant for People/ Students attending post secondary education in low, or middle-income families, may be eligible for OSAP. OSAP helps with education and living cost based on income. To apply go to OSAP

1)    Apply 10 weeks before attending school with tax information.

2)    Complete conformation for enrolment form after class begins and pick up first loan certificate that needs to be mailed off in order to receive your loan.

3)    Pick up you second loan certificate half way through your program.

4)    Pick up Ontario opportunity grant eligibility to determine if you are eligible for loan reduction when your program is almost completed

5)    Once completed your program you need to consolidate our loan.

6)     You receive 6 months grace period to start paying back your loan.

7)    You can apply for intersect relief or loan reduction.

Division administering loans for students attending private postsecondary institutions:

Canada Post Outlets

National Student Loans Service Centre

Public Institution Division

PO Box 4030

Mississauga, ON L5A 4M4

1 (within North America)


Private Institution Division

PO Box 779, Station U

Toronto, ON M8Z 5P9

Canadian Study on High School Dropouts


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