Academic Skills Upgrading (AU) provides adults with support to improve their reading, writing, numeracy, communications, and digital technology skills. You will learn in small classes with fellow students who are preparing to pursue one of five goal paths: post-secondary, secondary school credit, apprenticeship, employment, or independence.

  • Learner-centred
  • Blended learning
  • Goal-oriented
  • Tailored to individual’s learning needs
  • Full-time
    • Monday–Thursday, 10 am–3 pm
    • Friday, half day
  • Free
    • AU is funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • For learners in OALCF levels 1 through 3

To learn more, contact:

Camila Geo – Program Lead
(647) 362-5627 or (647) 493-2462 ext. 118


Course components:

Language Arts

  • Classroom instruction
  • Group discussions
  • Independent studies
  • Improve
    • Reading and writing comprehension
    • Vocabulary
    • Paragraph writing


  • Manage:
    • Money
    • Data
    • Time
  • Use measures

Communication Through An Indigenous Lens

  • Self awareness and confidence building
  • Practical life skills development
  • Social justice within an Indigenous framework
  • Group dynamics and collaborative co-creating skills
  • Project design and presentation skills

Digital Technology

  • Conducting internet searches
  • Résumé writing
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Academic research & citation
  • Social media

Motivational Learning

Engaging learners through interactive motivational presentations delivered by a variety of diverse social change making cultural arts sector professionals
Art forms include:

  • Dance
  • Visual art
  • Spoken word
  • Mixed media
  • Photography