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Halton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education

Site: Oakville - Speers Rd - Oakville Campus

Service: Literacy and Basic Skills

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Record #: OAK3434 Last Full Update: 09 Sep 2014
Agency and Service Names
Alternate NameHCDSB ; LBS
Contact Information
Office Phone905-849-7555
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Primary ContactColleen Berube, Manager, Literacy and Basic Skills; Phone: 905-693-6676 ext 222; Email:
Agency Information
Parent Agency NameHalton Catholic District School Board - Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education
Service Level(30) Provincial Government
Primary ExecutiveJohn Quinlan, Principal, Continuing Education Services
Alternate ExecutiveVince Aresta, Vice Principal, Continuing Education Services
Service Information
Service DescriptionLiteracy, numeracy and essential skills services that help learners transition to their goals of employment, apprenticeship, secondary-school credit, post-secondary education or independence. 
The Next Steps/Pathways to Employment program provides learners with special needs the opportunity to develop their literacy and numeracy skills in preparation for employment: 
* small group setting 
* individualized programming 
* non-credit, part time day classes 
* students must be able to set and meet goals
HoursOffice Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm; 
Daytime classes are available * call for class times
DatesNon-credit Academic Upgrading: 
Thomas Merton Secondary School - Oakville 
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am-11:30 am and 12:30-3 pm 
Next Steps Program: 
Thomas Merton Secondary School 
Tue, Wed, Thu 12:30 pm-3 pm 
Thomas Merton Centre, Milton 
Tue, Wed 9:30 am-2:30 pm 
Pathways to Employment Program: 
Community Living Burlington 
Tue, Wed, Thu 9 am-11:30 am  
Areas ServedBurlington ; Georgetown ; Milton ; Oakville
EligibilityAges: 19 year(s) and up 
Ontario residents 19 years and older, proficient enough in English to benefit fully from the program, and with literacy and basic skills assessed at less than end of Level 3 of: 
* the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) 
* the Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) 
Applicationcall to arrange an interview
Site Information
Located In CommunityOakville (Kerr Village)
Address & Map
Thomas Merton Centre for Continuing Education, Oakville Mews
171 Speers Rd, Unit 1
Oakville, ON L6K 3W8
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Nearest Main IntersectionKerr St and Speers Rd
Wheelchair AccessibilityFully Accessible
Additional Service Sites
Taxonomy and Classification
Service CategoriesAdult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; Alternative Schools ~ Developmental Disabilities ; Remedial Education