About PELC

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Our board of directors (left to right): Don Mayne; Executive Director Kathy Kennedy; Vice-Chair Rebecca Lamb; Secretary Alan Cherwinski; Ramesh Pooran; Chair Maureen Adams; Jerry Doucett; Treasurer Marsha Roadhouse; Angela Geridis-Ouimet. Not pictured: Cam Bedford, Joanna Howard, Margaret Koning

On this page: About Us | Our Mission | Priorities & Progress | Why Literacy Matters | Our Staff | Board of Directors

About Us

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.

Our Mission

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.

Why Literacy Matters

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Download More Than Words Can Say from Community Literacy of Ontario

Our Staff

Kathy Kennedy — Executive Director
Robyn Cakebread — Inspire Instructor + PEC Fresh Good Food Market Coordinator
Christine Chapman — Administrative Coordinator
Alison Darcel — Communities Building Youth Futures Coordinator
Chris Durant — Inspire Program Coordinator
Lori Farrington — Program Coordinator (on leave)
Hale Ferguson — Youth Coordinator
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
Scott Whitelock — PEC Fresh Market Fulfillment Manager

Our Board of Directors 2022/23

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:  Maureen Adams
Vice-Chair: Rebecca Lamb
Treasurer:  Marsha Roadhouse
Secretary:  Alan Cherwinski

Cam Bedford
Jerry Doucett
Angela Geridis-Ouimet
Joanna Howard
Margaret Koning
Don Mayne
Ramesh Pooran

Our Door is Open! Your Future is Bright!
97 Main Street, Unit 10 Rexall Plaza, Picton, ON K0K 2T0
(613) 476-1811
Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am to 4pm
Tuesday 9am to 7pm + Friday 9am to noon

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