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Free Tax Clinics Are Back!

It’s tax season and we’re here to help! Our volunteer tax clinics empower people financially by helping them file their taxes. All PEC residents with modest incomes and simple returns are eligible. Behind on filing? No problem! We can do multi-year returns and get you back on track to receive the benefits you’re entitled to….

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PELC Celebrates Award Winners

PELC bursaries are presented to learners who show dedication to learning, kindness to other learners, interest and involvement in the community, resilience in their learning journey, personal growth, and completion of a significant learning goal. Our award winners represent all goal paths and PELC programs. This year’s bursary winners were recognized at our Annual General…

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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…

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“Craftivism” Kick-off Party, Tues. Jan. 31

What: Craftivism Kick-off Party with Quilt Maker Bill Stearman When: Tuesday, January 31 from 5:30 – 7:30pm Where: PELC office (in Rexall Plaza) Why: Hear short presentation on Bill’s purpose through craft-based activism, flowing into an informal group discussion of local experiences. There will be drinks & snacks, and an opportunity at this event to…

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Family Literacy @ PELC

Celebrate Family Literacy at PELC! Prince Edward Learning Centre will be hosting an exciting week of events to support family literacy in our community. The activities are kid-friendly and everyone is welcome. Come join us! Monday, Jan. 23 – Social Media KickoffWe will share information about literacy and a detailed scheduled of events. Follow us…

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You’re Invited to Winterfest!

This Saturday, it’s Winterfest! Join us for an afternoon of FREE winter fun, this Saturday, January 21 from 1 to 4pm at London Avenue Park on the Heights. This pop-up party in the park will include food, games, snow pants story time, giant puppets, and free books for kids. Who knows what other prizes and…