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About Us 

The TCDSB Adult Education Program has been providing language instruction to adult learners since 1964 with several thousand learners participating each year. We offer LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada), ESL (English as a Second Language), FSL (French as a Second Language) and LBS (Literacy and Basic Skills) courses full and part time during the day, in the evenings and on Saturdays, in person and online. LINC Care for Newcomer Children service is available in some sites to children 19 to 72 months while parents attend the program on site.

Language Instruction to Newcomers to Canada (LINC) is funded by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada. English as a Second Language, Essential Skills Training (LBS) and French as a Second Language programs are funded by the Ontario Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development.

We cater to a diverse multi-cultural and multifaith community. All are welcome.

​Mission and Vision

We are the Adult Education Program of the Toronto Catholic District School Board. Our Mission is to provide quality language instruction to adult learners in order to facilitate their integration and full participation in Canadian society.


We strive to create an environment characterized by mutual respect, appreciation of differences, teamwork, positive interaction, professional excellence and continuous learning. We believe that by adhering to these principles we still make a positive contribution to Canadian society.

We envision adult education learners who
  • understand and articulate their needs and goals
  • actively participate in purposeful learning
  • interact positively with staff and other learners
  • respect school policies and protocols

We envision Adult Education Program staff who
      • promote equality and respect for each learner and for each other
      • strive to provide inspiration and leadership
      • act responsibly, intelligently and ethically, in the best interest of learners and the Adult Education Program
      • engage in ongoing professional learning in an effort to continually improve practices​

We envision an Adult Education Program that
              • offers easy and equitable access to its service
              • provides a welcoming and safe environment
              • values teamwork and collaboration amongst all staff to best serve adult learners
              • prepares adult learners for integration in the community, employment, further education and career advancement
              • develops and shares its expertise and resources with other organizations engaged in adult education
              • is accountable to stakeholders ​​​​​​​​​




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​​Welcome to the TCDSB Adult Education Program​