Continuing Education

About the Continuing Education department

The OCDSB Continuing Education Department offers a variety of programs throughout the year that support lifelong learning for students of all ages.

About our Programs

Summer School
The Continuing Education Department offers a variety of summer programs for elementary and secondary students. Most programs are open to learners from all school boards.
For more information, including a list of available programs, please visit 

International and Indigenous Languages (Elementary & Secondary)

A variety of international language classes are available throughout the year for elementary and secondary students. These classes provide students an opportunity to listen, speak and write in a new language or to maintain the language of their home or heritage. For more information click here or email [email protected]

ESL and LINC (English as a Second Language & Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

English as a Second Language (ESL) and Language Instruction to Newcomers to Canada (LINC) classes for adults. Classes are offered from pre-literacy to advanced levels, and include Advanced Communication, Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking, Workplace English, Academic Test Preparation, Preparation for Citizenship and more. For more information click here or contact [email protected]

Literacy and Basic Skills

The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Program is for adult learners that are looking for jobs but have little work experience, who are interested in developing the skills necessary to get a high school diploma to go on to college programs, or who have good listening and speaking skills but need some help with reading and writing. For more information click here or contact [email protected].

Adaptive Learning

The Adaptive Learning Program is for adults with physical and developmental disabilities who want to prepare for independence, competitive employment or volunteer work in the community. Students participate in on-site work settings to gain job skills, in addition to transferable essential skills. For more information click here or contact [email protected]

Adults Get Your High School Diploma (Night School, Independent Study, Mature Student Evaluation, Prior Learning & Assessment, Co-operative Education)

The Continuing Education Department offers different pathways to help individuals earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or to prepare for college or university entrance. In addition to Night School, other programs include Co-operative Education, Prior Learning Assessment & Recognition (PLAR), Mature Student Evaluation (MSE), and Independent Study. For more information on these programs please click here or email [email protected].

Night School Credit

The Night School Program includes a variety of secondary credit courses offered to adults and students in all local school boards. For more information click here or email [email protected].

2022-2023 Virtual Tutoring Program

The Virtual Tutoring Program provides OCDSB students in Grades 7-12 with a supervised opportunity to complete, review, practice and receive support in a range of subject areas for greater success at school. For more information click here or email [email protected].

Outdoor Education

The OCDSB owns and operates two Outdoor Education Centres; MacSkimming Outdoor Education Centre in Ottawa’s east end, and the Bill Mason Centre in the west. Both Centres provide high quality, hands-on outdoor programming that is designed and delivered to compliment classroom learning in many sections of the Ontario Curriculum. Each visiting group is introduced to the beauty of the natural world, and our place in it. For more information click here, or contact [email protected]


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Visiting from the West End

Follow Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 E to Bronson Ave/Route 79N.
Take exit 121A from Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 E
Turn left onto Bronson Ave/Route 79N
Turn right onto Laurier Ave
Turn left into OCDSB Parking lot

Visiting from the East End

Follow Ottawa Regional Rd 174 and Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 W to Catherine St/Ottawa 60. Take exit 121A from Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-417 W
Take Bronson Ave/Route 79 N to Albert St/Ottawa 42
Merge onto Catherine St/Ottawa 60
Turn right onto Bronson Ave/Route 79 N
Turn right onto Laurier Ave
Turn left into OCDSB Parking lot

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