By providing a safe, creative, person-centred environment for lifelong learning, Prince Edward Learning Centre supports all students pursuing their individual learning goals through programming that increases literacy, contributes to educational upgrading, supports community involvement, and assists with access to appropriate employment training.
Our training and academic upgrading:
• provides ongoing assessment,
• is self-paced,
• recognizes your learning style,
• is supported by helpful, experienced instructors,
• uses traditional and digital learning strategies, and
• provides referrals to other agencies for your next step.
We are funded by the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development (MLTSD), as one of over 300 Literacy and Basic Skills Programs across Ontario. We also offer a project to support employment that is funded through Service Canada.
PELC is a strong advocate of lifelong learning. We support individuals in Prince Edward County to reach their learning goals by providing programs that increase literacy and essential skills and offer educational and employment upgrading and training. We focus on community development, because we believe that collaboration and civic engagement are powerful tools that strengthen individuals and communities.
Our Priorities & Progress
We’ve been busy engaging with staff and students, stakeholders and our community to help refine our priorities and inform our next steps. We’ve then woven these strategic priorities into detailed roadmaps for action. Click below to read more about our progress to date, and plans for the future.
- Read a one-page summary of our 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
- Review the full 2022-2027 Strategic Plan
- Follow our progress on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (one-page summary, June 2022)
- Read about our work with the County Food Collective to promote food security in PEC (April 2021)
- Read our 2021/22 Digital Annual Report (June 2022)
- Click through our 2019/20 and 2020/21 Annual Report Flipbook
Why Literacy Matters
Kathy Kennedy — Executive Director
Robyn Cakebread — Inspire Instructor + PEC Fresh Good Food Market Coordinator
Christine Chapman — Administrative Coordinator
Hailey Claxton — Greater Than Communications + Youth Engagement
Holli Claxton — Greater Than Youth Engagement
Alison Darcel — Greater Than Program Coordinator
Chris Durant — Inspire Program Coordinator
Lori Farrington — Instructor + Special Projects
Tammy Harvey — Financial Empowerment Coordinator
Jennifer Hunter — Essential Skills Coordinator
Terri Martin — Essential Skills Instructor
Heather McCorquodale — Administrative + Communications Assistant
Jo-Anne Munro-Cape — Financial Empowerment + Special Projects
Tess Singer — Special Projects Facilitator, Workplace Literacy
Scott Whitelock — PEC Fresh Market Fulfillment Manager
Kiydan Zachariah — Greater Than Youth Engagement
Eleanor Zichy — Special Projects Facilitator, Workplace Literacy
Our Board of Directors 2023/24
Prince Edward Learning Centre is governed by a non-profit, community-based board of directors. These dedicated volunteers meet monthly to review the work of the organization, to make sure we are being true to our mission and vision, and to ensure we are being fiscally responsible.
Chair: Rebecca Lamb
Vice-Chair: Angela Geridis-Ouimet
Treasurer: Cam Bedford
Secretary: Alan Cherwinski
Maureen Adams, Past Chair
PRINCE EDWARD LEARNING CENTRE
Our Door is Open! Your Future is Bright!
97 Main Street, Unit 10 Rexall Plaza, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 9am to 6pm
Friday 9am to noon