1. Supporting 4 million Ontarians
Over 4 million Ontarians in 600 small, remote, rural, Indigenous and Francophone communities (link is external) across the province can participate in online and distance programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, 76 district school boards, and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers without having to leave their community by accessing the services available from Contact North | Contact Nord.
Staff at 112 local online learning centres (link is external) across the province provides students and prospective students with information on online and distance programs and courses from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, district school boards, and literacy and basic skills and training providers and assistance with registering in the program or course. Students can also participate in their classes by using the web conferencing, videoconferencing and audioconferencing platforms available at each centre. Full technical support and assistance are available from the local staff in each centre.
Students have free use of computers with high-speed Internet at local centres to connect to their online courses and complete their course work.
The Contact North Centre is located with the Orleans Cumberland Community Resource Centre at 240 Centrum Blvd., Orleans, Ontario.