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Support Our Mission as a Board Member!

Our talented board of directors guides PELC’s mission as a vibrant hub for adult learning and community development. It’s rewarding work that emphasizes collaboration and civic engagement as powerful tools to empower individuals and build strong communities. If you feel like these goals align with your personal values, why not consider joining our board? Please…

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We’re Bringing Our Tax Clinics to You

Our free tax clinics continue through the month of April, for PEC residents with: We will run two special outreach clinics at PEC Libraries, by appointment only. Please call (613) 476-1811 to book your appointment, or click the button below to book by email. Wednesday, April 12 Wellington Library Wednesday, April 19 Consecon Library

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Dietician at the Market Wed. Mar. 29

We’ve got a great reason to celebrate Nutrition Month! Community Food Centres of Canada has extended the Greens Rx Program at PEC Fresh Good Food Market for another year! Greens Rx is a special research program that gives people who qualify a voucher to use at PEC Fresh Good Food Market for 20 weeks. Enrolment starts April 1st, 2023….

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Listen Here: Tax Clinics on CountyFM

Do you know you may qualify for benefits and credits, just by filing your taxes? Don’t miss out! Our financial empowerment coordinator, Tammy Harvey, teamed up with board member and tax volunteer Cam Bedford to talk about PELC’s free tax clinics with Suzanne O’Connor on the Grapevine. Listen here: Free tax clinics for PEC residents…

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Join Our Book Club!

Our weekly book club is growing! We meet Tuesdays and new members are always welcome! About the book Michelle Obama’s memoir Becoming is a deeply personal account from a woman who has steadily defied expectations, and whose story inspires us to do the same. Everyone who registers will get a free copy of the book….

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County Cup Fundraiser This Weekend!

Our friends at Parsons Brewing Company have once again organized a fabulous hockey tournament and fundraiser supporting Prince Edward Learning Centre. Come cheer on your friends and neighbours as they vie for bragging rights during the County Cup! The tournament gets under way Friday March 3 at 6pm and runs ’til Sunday afternoon at the Picton Arena….

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Community Wealth Building Sessions on Video

On February 9, Carly Gasparini of the construction not-for-profit Community Builders in Sudbury gave a Zoom presentation on Social Enterprise. Community Builders provides training, employment and affordable housing to meet the growing needs of the community’s most vulnerable and at-risk populations. Learn how they got started, and what they are up to now. On February…

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Community Wealth Building Series Continues Thurs, Feb. 9 & Mon, Feb. 13

You can still register for this free lean-in learning series. Guest speakers from leading community organizations will discuss community-based solutions to help create more affordable housing, address staffing shortages, and harness community wealth. Registration is required. Presented in partnership with THRIVE Prince Edward County. Social EnterpriseThursday, February 9, 1:30 – 3:30 pmCarly Gasparini, Community Builders (via Zoom) Community Builders is the leading not-for-profit…

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Financial Empowerment presentation in the Gazette

PELC Executive Director Kathy Kennedy recently gave a deputation to Prince Edward County Council about the Financial Empowerment program at the Learning Centre. The program helps residents navigate what benefits they qualify for, such as energy rebates, access community supports, and free tax filing services for people with modest incomes. “The combined effects of Covid,…

"Community Wealth Building: A Learning Series"

Community Wealth Building Series Starts Monday, Jan. 30

Join us for this free lean-in learning series. Guest speakers from leading community organizations will discuss community-based solutions to help create more affordable housing, address staffing shortages, and harness community wealth. Registration is required. You can attend one event or all three! Presented in partnership with THRIVE Prince Edward County. Community Land TrustsMonday, January 30, 10 – 11:30amJoshua Barndt, Executive Director, Parkdale…