The Learning Centre for Georgina is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults achieve their educational and life goals. We offer high quality training that assists individuals to improve their essential literacy and numeracy skills for workplace and personal successes. This includes upgrading for students to write their Grade 12 equivalency (GED); to pursue grade 12 equivalent credits in English, Math, Biology and Chemistry done in conjunction with Seneca College to help facilitate college entrance; and to improve their employability skills and enhancing skills needed for independent living.
The Town of Georgina is on the southeast edge of Lake Simcoe, north of Toronto, and is made up of the communities of Keswick, Sutton, Pefferlaw and surrounding areas.
Function of the Board of Directors
It is the board that is ultimately responsible for making sure that the Learning Centre for Georgina fulfills its mission.
Board of Directors
Yvonne Parker - President
Scott Parker - Vice President
Michele Potter - Treasurer
STAFF MEMBERS :
Kirsty King - Executive Director
Jennifer Hopper - Executive Assistant
Michelle Curran - Instructor
Kim Dickinson - Instructor
Erin Brook - Admin Asst
Grace Doggart - Program Asst
Tammy Lavigne - Statistics Coordinator
Carolyn Orgar - Receptionist
For information visit the United Way Toronto & York Region website.
Funded in Part by the Regional Municipality of York.
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The Program Planning Committee of the Georgina Community Resource Centre (G.C.R.C.) formed the Learning Centre for Georgina in March 1985. The project was originally a branch of the Newmarket Council, now known as Literacy Council York Simcoe, and came under the wing of G.C.R.C. to be able to access government funds. In October 1985, a community sounding was held to determine the need and support for the program. In February 1986, a Laubach Trainer from Newmarket delivered the first tutor training.
The organization underwent several changes and moves with a pivotal partnership made with Seneca College in 2007 allowing us to offer non-credit college preparatory classes in English, Math, Biology and Chemistry. In 2010 we made the decision to amalgamate all programs so that we could offer more learners assistance in our now much larger space. This was possible courtesy of the two year stimulus funding provided by MTCU, which helped pay for all moving costs, renovations and furnishings. In October 2010, the Ontario Trillium Foundation provided the Learning Centre and its newest partner, Rose of Sharon (ROS), funding to open a Georgina Outreach Office. Rose of Sharon now provides local counselling services, workshops and onsite child minding for their clientele. It also provides child minding services to LCG clients and with the proximity of our program, allows clientele from the Rose to access our academic upgrading programs; thus eliminating their need to attend programs in the Newmarket area. This partnership was further expanded courtesy of funding from the York Region Community Development Fund which provided the funding to hire additional LCG and ROS staff and open the child minding centre 5 days per week.
To offer high quality training that assists individuals to improve their essential literacy and numeracy skills for workplace and personal successes.
The Learning Centre for Georgina is a centre of excellence that fosters lifelong learning in our community.
Student Success Story
“I needed to get my Grade 12 math credit as soon as possible to get into the college course I wanted. My high school guidance councillor recommended the Learning Centre.”
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