Woodgreen Community Services

815 Danforth Ave #100
Toronto, ON M4J 1L2

Pape & Danforth
Tel: 416-645-6000

Homeward Bound is an innovative program that supports homeless or inadequately housed single mothers to earn college diplomas, start careers and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Unique in Canada, this four-year education and employment program provides intensive wrap-around services that eliminate the barriers that single mothers face in trying to move out of poverty.

Raising The Grade

701-90 Eglinton Ave E
Toronto, ON, M4P 2Y3

Eglinton & Bayview

Tel: 905-477-7272

An after-school program that allows youth to explore their personal interests, receive homework support, connect with mentors, increase their digital literacy and plan for post-secondary education. Run through the Boys and Girls Club at the following locations:

  • Boys and Girls Club of East Scarborough
  • St. Alban’s Boys and Girls Club
  • Toronto Kiwanis Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Boys and Girls Club of West Scarborough

Pathways to Education

439 University Avenue, 16th Floor
Toronto, ON  M5G 1Y8

University & Dundas

Tel: 416-646-0123

Assists youth in low-income communities graduate from high school and successfully transition into post-secondary education by providing academic, social and financial assistance to youth. In order to participate in the Pathways program, youth must reside in the following catchment locations.

Jamaican Canadian Association

995 Arrow Road,
Toronto, ON M9M 2Z5

Finch Ave & Hwy 400
Tel:  (416)746-5772

JCA works with Jamaicans, people of Caribbean descent and African Canadians and offers a Saturday Morning Tutorial Program which is a weekly homework assistance program for students in grades 1-12. The program offers assistance with English Language, Math Skills, preparing for EQAO, Arts, Social Studies and Science. There are also occasional educational workshops and field trips supplemented into the program.

Independent Learning Centre (ILC)

2180 Yonge Street, Ground Floor
Toronto, ON M4S 2B9

Yonge St & Eglington Ave W
Tel: 416-484-2704

ILC is mandated by the government of Ontario as the province’s designated provider of distance education and GED Testing. Take any of 140+ affordable and flexible classes through the online learning partner of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

East York Learning Experience

266 Donlands,
Toronto, ON M4J 5B1

Donlands Ave & Cosburn Ave
Tel: 416-425-2666

Provides services to adult students to help develop their reading, writing, math, and basic computer skills. Our clients meet weekly in one-to-one sessions with trained, volunteer tutors.  They follow an individualized training plan to meet their literacy goals.

West Neighborhood House

1033 King Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3N3

King and Shaw
Tel: (416) 848-7980

Our Adult Learning Program provides one-to-one and small group learning for adults who want to improve their reading, writing and math skills. We have a combination of full-time and part-time programming. The program works with adults at all levels to help you reach your learning goals. We offer programming for reading, writing, math and computers.

To graduate from high school, you must complete 30 credits.

Of these credits, you must complete 18 compulsory credits. Compulsory credits include: 4 English, 3 math, 2 sciences, 1 French, 1 geography, 1 history, 1 art, 1 physical education .5 credit civics and .5 credit in careers and 1 (language, social science, humanities, guidance/career studies or coop), 1 (business, physical education, art or coop) and 1 (senior science, computer studies or coop).

North York

Avondale Alternative Secondary School

171 Avondale Ave
North York, ON M2N2V4
Tel: 416-395-3130
Sheppard Ave E & Willowdale Ave

Grades: 9-12 Accepts students to age 19

North East Year-Round Alternative School

2900 Don Mills Rd,
North York, ON M2J3B6
Tel: 416-395-5300
Fairview Mall Dr & Don Mills Rd E

Grades: 9-10

North West Alternative School

425 Patricia Ave,
North York, ON M2R2N1
Tel: 416-395-4824
Bathurst St & Drewry Ave

Grades: 9-10 Accepts students 18 and under


ALPHA II Alternative School

980 Dufferin St,
Toronto, ON M6H4B4
Tel: 416-393-0501
Dufferin St & Bloor St W

Grades: 7-12

Waterfront School

635 Queens Quay W,
Toronto, ON M5V3G3
Tel:  416-393-1470
Bathurst St & Queens Quay W

Grades: 11-12

Contact Alternative School

132 Saint Patrick St, 3rd Floor
Toronto, ON M5T1V1
Tel: 416-393-1455 Dundas St W & University Ave

Grades: 9-12

Inglenook Community School

19 Sackville St,
Toronto, ON M5A3E1
Tel: 416-393-0560
Parliament St & Eastern Ave

Grades: 11-12

Oasis Alternative Secondary School

20 Brant St,
Toronto, ON M5V2M1
Tel:  416-393-9830
King St W & Spadina Ave

Grades: 9-12

OASIS also has a Skateboard Factory, where students earn high school credits by creating their own brand and running a skateboard business / professional design studio.

SEED Alternative School

885 Dundas St E, 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M4M1R4
Tel: 416-393-0564
Broadview Ave & Dundas St E

Grades: 11-12

Subway Academy II

64 Baldwin St,
Toronto, ON M5T1L4
Tel:  416-393-1445
College St & Huron St

Grades: 11-12

The Student School

125 Evelyn Cres,
Toronto, ON M6P3E3
Tel: 416-393-9639
Runnymede Rd & Annette St

Grades: 11-12

Toronto District School Board Aboriginal Education Centre

Aboriginal Education Centre
Brockton Centre
90 Croatia Street
Bloor and Dufferin.
Tel: 416-393-9600

The Toronto District School Board Aboriginal Education Centre is offering a new program beginning in November 2013 for First Nation, Métis and Inuit students between ages 15-21 who want to earn grade 9 and 10 credits in a holistic framework that supports and encourages Aboriginal students and their cultures.


Etobicoke Year-Round Alternative Centre

160 Silverhill Dr,
Etobicoke, ON M9B3W7
Tel: 416-394-2120
The East Mall & Dundas St W

Grades: 9-11

SEE – School of Experiential Education

40 McArthur St,
Etobicoke, ON M9P3M7
Tel: 416-394-6990
Islington Ave & Dixon Rd

Grades: 10-12


Alternative Scarborough Education 1

60 Brimorton Dr,
Scarborough, ON M1P3Z1
Tel: 416-396-6914
Brimley Rd & Brimorton Dr

Grades: 11-12

Delphi Secondary Alternative School

109A Chartland Blvd S,
Scarborough, ON M1S2R7
Tel: 416-396-6919
Finch Ave E & Brimley Rd

Grades: 9-12

Parkview Alternative School

1641 Pharmacy Ave,
Scarborough, ON M1R2L2
Tel: 416-396-5592
Hwy 401 & Victoria Park Ave

Grades: 9-10

Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies

720 Midland Ave,
Scarborough, ON M1K4C9
Tel: 416-396-6921
Midland Ave & Danforth Rd

Grades: 9-12

South-East Year-Round Alternative Centre

720 Midland Ave,
Scarborough, ON M1K4C9
Tel: 416-396-4552
Midland Ave & Danforth Rd 

Grades: 9-12

East York

East York Alternative Secondary School

670 Cosburn Ave,
East York, ON M4C2V2
Tel: 416-396-2925
Coxwell Ave & Cosburn Ave 

Grades: 10-12

SOLE – School of Life Experience

24 Mountjoy Ave,
Toronto, ON M4J1J6
Tel: 416-393-0756
Danforth Ave & Coxwell Ave

Grades: 10-12

Pape Adolescent Resource Center – PARC Ambassador Program

469 Pape Avenue
Toronto, Ontario M4K3P9
Tel: 416-462-1010
Danforth Ave & Jones Ave

PARC Ambassador Program is a satellite program of the Contact Alternative School which has been developed to work with Youth (under 21) who are involved with PARC and considered at risk and wish to finish High School. Youth can earn a combination of co-op and academic credits towards their continued education.

The following Schools are for students age 21 & up who are looking to complete their High School Diploma.

Burnhamthorpe Adult Learning Centre

500 The East Mall,
Toronto, ON M9B 2C4
Tel: 416-394-7130
The East Mall & Burnhamthorpe Rd

Offers a variety of adult learning programs including a credit program for adults over 21 who are looking to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

Emery Adult Learning Centre

3395 Weston Rd,
North York, ON M9M 2V9
Tel: 416-395-3225
Finch Ave W & Weston Rd

Offers a variety of grade 9-12 courses to allow adults over 21 to complete their OSSD.

City Adult Learning

1 Danforth Ave
Toronto, ON M4K 1M8
Tel: 416-393-9740
Broadview Ave & Danforth Ave

CALC offers a variety of credit courses for adult students wishing to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, prepare for college or university, or gain job related training.

Yorkdale Adult Learning Centre

38 Orfus Rd,
North York, ON M6A 1L6
Tel: 416-395-6505
Orfus St & Dufferin St

Offers a variety of grade 9-12 courses to allow adults over 21 to complete their OSSD.

Scarborough Centre for Alternative Studies

720 Midland Avenue
Toronto, ON M1K 4C9
Tel: 416-396-6921
Midland Ave & Danforth Rd

SCAS offers a variety of high school courses to allow adults over 21 to complete their OSSD.

University of Toronto

49 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S 2E5
Tel: 416-978-6832
St. George St & College St

TYP is an eight-month, full time, university transition program. It is intended to help students who do not meet university admissions requirements to gain the necessary qualifications.

Ryerson University


350 Victoria Street

Toronto ON M5B 2K3

Gerrard & Yonge St


The Transitions Foundations Program is geared toward those candidates who have the potential for success in post-secondary education, but also have educational gaps that have resulted in incomplete admissions requirements for traditional pathways into post-secondary studies.

York University

4700 Keele St

Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Steeles & Keele

The Transition Year Program at York University (TYP@York) is a special access program for youth (19+) and adults who are passionate about attending university. TYP@York provides an opportunity to transition to university for those who have previously experienced social and financial barriers to accessing the formal education system.

George Brown College


341 King St

Toronto ON M5A 1L1

King & Parliament

Tel: 416-415-2000

George Brown College’s Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a three-semester program for individuals who identify mental health and or addiction challenges as barriers to education and/or employment. Students in this program will have the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success.

Seneca College

1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M2J 2X5

Finch & 404


The Youth to Postsecondary (Y2P) education project provides free academic upgrading and life skills training to young adults living in the Jane and Finch community. It helps participants transition into college and apprenticeship courses or the workforce, improving their career opportunities and future prosperity

Humber College

205 Humber College Blvd

Etobicoke, ON M9W 5L7

Finch & Hwy 27

Tel: 416-675-6622 ext. 5129

Humber College offers a free transitional program for youth between the ages of 19 and 29. This specialized program has been designed to help you make a successful transition to college, whether you have completed high school or not.

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York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, ON M3J 1P3

Keele & Steeles
Tel: 416-736-2100

Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) University

100 McCaul St,
Toronto ON, M5T 1W1

Dundas & University
Tel: 416-977-6000

Seneca College

1750 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M2J 2X5

Finch & 404

Phone: +1 416.491.5050

University Of Toronto

St. George Campus
27 Kings College Circle,
Toronto, ON M5S 1A1

St George & College
Tel: 416-978-2011

Ryerson University

350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Gerrard & Church St
Tel: 416-979-5036

George Brown College

St. James Campus
200 King Street East,
Toronto, ON M5T 2T9

University & Adelaide
Tel: 416-415-2000

Humber College

205 Humber College Blvd,
Toronto, ON M9W 5L7

Finch & Hwy 27
Tel: 416-675-3111

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a School to Work program that opens the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations starting in Grade 11 or Grade 12 through the Cooperative Education program.

Students have an opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing their secondary school diplomas.

Hammer Heads

2088 Weston Road

Toronto, ON M9N 1X4

Weston & Lawrence


The Central Ontario Building Trades (COBT) and our affiliates established Hammer Heads to assist under-resourced and Aboriginal youth by linking them to registered apprenticeship opportunities in the skilled construction trades which might not otherwise be accessible.


17665 Leslie St

Newmarket ON L3Y 3E3

Leslie & Davis Dr


Construct is a social enterprise providing residential and commercial construction and property services to clients from across the public and private sectors in the Greater Toronto Area.

CAS Grants

Durham Children’s Aid Society
1320 Airport Blvd.
Oshawa, Ontario L1J 0C6

Taunton & Simcoe


Here you will find information on post-secondary provincial funding opportunities for Crown Wards and how to apply for post-secondary education and government financial assistance.

The Clark Bursary and Award

75 Front Street East, Suite 308
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1V9

Front & Church

Tel:  (416) 987-7725,paid%20in%20one%20lump%20sum

The Clark Bursary Award is available to youth in care and former wards pursuing post-secondary education. Students attending post-secondary education will receive $3,500 per year for up to four years. Upon completion of their studies, Clark Bursary recipients are eligible to receive the Clark Graduation award — a monetary gift of $1,000.

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