Prince Edward Learning Centre is dedicated to helping adult learners acquire the skills needed to achieve their personal learning and employment goals.
Join us for training and academic upgrading that:
• 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 Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) as one of over 300 Literacy and Basic Skills Programs across Ontario. We also offer projects to support employment that are funded through Service Canada and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Employment.
Kathy Kennedy – Executive Director
Kathy’s job is to oversee the organization and make sure that everything is running smoothly, and that we are following our mandate. She also ensures we are following the direction of the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU), since they are our primary funder. When someone new comes through our doors, Kathy is usually the one who meets with them first and helps to point them in the right direction (GED, prep class, Loyola). She helps with evaluations and assessments, and can connect people to services such as income support and mental health.
Christine Chapman – Executive Assistant/Computer Instructor
Christine’s job is quite varied. She is the person who does a lot of the paperwork, especially the government compliance and filing. She takes care of the financial side of the organization. She helps people do their taxes, teaches computer courses and is a great resource for help of any kind.
Lori Farrington – Classroom Instructor
Lori is the main classroom instructor. She works with people to help them reach their goals. She also does fundraising, marketing, and event planning. She maintains the blog and Facebook page. In the past, Lori has done a bit of everything at PELC. She has written curriculum, taught in the wood shop, and taught computers. She is also the Program Coordinator for youth programs.
Tricia Waplak – Youth Projects Facilitator
Trish is our Hospitality Plus facilitator, as well as call-in staff for our main classroom. She comes to us with 20 years’ experience in delivering educational and job readiness programs to at risk youth.
Jason Sliwa – Garbage & Recycling Technician
Jason is the man that comes every other Tuesday at 3:00 to take out our garbage & recycling.
Jennifer Warr – Call-in Staff
If for some reason we need extra help at PELC, we call in Jennifer. You might see her filling in for Lori in the classroom, or answering phones in the main office.
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.
Members at Large
Our students are looking to further their education, training or self-reliance. All of the learners are at a point in their lives where they want help with literacy skills, and setting and achieving goals.