Lesley McDougall profile

Lesley McDougall était agente de voyage au milieu de la quarantaine lorsqu’elle a été congédiée, et bien qu’elle n’ait pas envisagé de changer de carrière au milieu de sa vie — elle cherchait simplement un autre emploi.

Contact Nord est une ressource que je continuerai d’utiliser à l’avenir, même une fois que j’aurai un emploi à temps plein, pour élargir mes connaissances. Il y a tellement de choses à apprendre.

Centre d’apprentissage en ligne
Cornwall, Ontario
Domaine d’études
Spécialiste en marketing
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À 58 ans, Jeff Schwaabe, professionnel en TI, est prêt à amorcer une nouvelle carrière en gestion de projets.

Le personnel vous explique les choix en profondeur pour que vous ayez tout en main pour prendre une décision.

Centre d’apprentissage en ligne
Georgina, Ontario
Domaine d’études
Gestion de projets
Terry-Lynne Jones Profile

Terri-Lynne Jones se décrit comme une éternelle optimiste toujours en train d’encourager les individus marginalisés – et avec le soutien de Contact Nord, elle a entrepris un parcours éducatif qui lui convient parfaitement.

Après mon dernier emploi, je me demandais ce que j’allais faire. Mais comme on dit, quand une porte se ferme, une autre s’ouvre.

Centre d’apprentissage en ligne
Brantford, Ontario
Domaine d’études
Programme d’études en travail social
Edan Smith profile

Edan Smith’s early successes with online learning motivated him to keep doing more. Now, he’s on his way to a rewarding career in early childhood education.

Becoming a client of Contact North made me feel like the impossible is possible.

Online Learning Centre
Brantford, Ontario

Area of Study
Early Childhood Education

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After losing her job, Colleen embarked on an entirely new career path with support from Contact North | Contact Nord.

Everyone I spoke to was so helpful and patient!

Online Learning Centre
St. Catharines, Ontario

Area of Study
Gale Courses, Creative, LinkedIn Learning

Alex Rawson profile

Alex Rawson wants to open her own business one day, which will be welcome news for women who’d like to be able to take their car to a female mechanic.

I’m definitely on the right track. I’m hoping one day I can open my own business.

Online Learning Centre
Brantford, Ontario

Area of Study
Automotive Technology

Laura Nicholls profile

Now at a new stage of her life and learning journey, Laura Nicholls looked to Contact North | Contact Nord for help pulling together a wide variety of study options.

There are so many different programs now. Since I’m home, I thought, ‘I’m going to fill in the gaps so I have a more secure foundation, so I can move ahead easier and more successfully.

Online Learning Centre
Cobourg, Ontario

Area of Study
Creative Arts and Business

Mercy Komuntaro profile

With help from Contact North | Contact Nord, Mercy Komuntaro is now on the path to a career in practical nursing.

I’m really looking forward to the future. My only prayer right now is that I don’t give up, that daily life doesn’t distract me. I pray that I do this and finish this.

Online Learning Centre
Georgina, Ontario

Area of Study
High School Diploma

Anne Holmes profile

At age 56, the gamble Anne Holmes took is about to pay off.

If you’re really, really keen, throw your hat into the ring and put the work in and it will pay off for you

Online Learning Centre
Kincardine, Ontario

Area of Study
Social Service

Miranda Chaffey profile

After holding off for years on making a return to school, Miranda Chaffey is now an executive director for Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Online learning may not have always been a breeze. But today, Miranda Chaffey is right where she wants to be.

Online Learning Centre
Virtual Location

Area of Study
Social Service

Rosie Duke-Inniss profile

Rosie Duke-Inniss, who went back to school at 31, would ultimately like to pursue a career in medicine.

You just have to get the ball rolling and then deal with things as they come up.

Online Learning Centre
Georgina, Ontario

Area of Study
Social Service

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A year after Madeline’s abusive partner cost her her job as an early childhood educator, she’s on a new path thanks to courses she accessed with help from Contact North | Contact Nord.

I couldn't have done it without Contact North - I'm really blessed.

Online Learning Centre
Wallaceburg, Ontario

Area of Study
Personal Support Worker

Simone Belisle profile

An enthusiastic advocate for Contact North | Contact Nord’s services, Simone Belisle has had support for everything from connecting to free online courses to studying for college to writing her resume.

Like the guidance counsellors of the adult world” 

Online Learning Centre
Cochrane, Ontario

Area of Study
Behavioural Science Technician

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Mother-of-four Lorrie Wolf, got the confidence and practical supports she needed from Contact North | Contact Nord to go back to high school and on to college.

You have to get over your own self-doubt and just try. Once you get there, there's no limit to where you can go.

Online Learning Centre
Brantford, Ontario

Area of Study
Social Service

Douglas Wightman profile

After discovering the possibilities of online learning, Douglas Wightman has found a new direction that he’s passionate about.

I lost everything because of depression and not physically being able to work. Going back to school is an absolute clean slate.

Online Learning Centre
Kincardine, Ontario

Area of Study
Welding Engineering Technology 

Yvonne Duffy-Crosby profile

Starting all over again in her 40s was a daunting prospect for German immigrant and mother of five Yvonne Duffy-Crosby. But the end result was well worth the wait.

Get involved and don’t give up. You can’t lose anything. You can only gain.

Online Learning Centre
Englehart, Ontario

Area of Study
Personal Support Worker

Yvonne Spicer

Yvonne Spicer is an adult learner who found the support she needed in Contact North | Contact Nord.

I have had a good experience working with the Brantford location as they were very helpful and understanding.

Online Learning Centre
Brantford, Ontario

Area of Study
Social Service Worker

Sophia Martin-Schmitz profile

Sophia Martin-Schmitz has found learning opportunities that’ll prepare her to be a well-rounded recreation therapist after graduation.

When there’s a goal I want to reach, I position everything I do to work towards this goal.

Area of Study
Recreation Therapy

Carla Booth profile

A hairdresser by trade, Carla Booth did a major career about-face with support from Contact North | Contact Nord.

Contact North sat with me and said, ‘What’s your life like? What can you take on?’ That was so important.

Online Learning Centre
St. Catharines, Ontario

Area of Study
Personal Support Worker

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Carolyn Gore is a full-time office-administration worker who studied part-time nights to earn her business diploma from Seneca College.

One of the best lines I read in my textbooks - and there were many - was 'Invest in yourself.' I like that.

Area of Study
Business

Stephanie Reddoch profile

Stephanie Reddoch says she’s lucky to have had the opportunity to learn in an online community she describes as respectful and welcoming of diversity.

Be open to learning new skills. If I can do it, so can you.

Online Learning Centre
Cornwall, Ontario

Area of Study
Writing, Publishing

Marek Kutrowski profile

“Contact North changed my life. The support and courses helped me find my way out of the darkest moment of my life”

–  Marek Kutrowski

When I say that I don't know where I would have been without [Contact North's] help, I truly mean it.

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Working hard to get off Ontario Works, Katie Cormier is pursuing her passion to build a career in the health and fitness industry.

I'm more than happy with everybody from Contact North I've been in touch with.

Online Learning Centre
Kincardine, Ontario

Area of Study
Health and Fitness Promotion

Jim Krulicki profile

At 73, Jim Krulicki refuses to let a dementia diagnosis stop him from reaching his education goals.

Learning without all the pressures of having to do well for career purposes is just the pure fun of learning now.

Online Learning Centre
Kincardine, Ontario

Area of Study
Bachelor of Arts

Lynn Steele profile

Canadian PSW Network founder Lynn Steele is urging PSWs all over Ontario to upgrade their skills for free with support from Contact North | Contact Nord.

Many PSWs don’t qualify for student loans and many can’t leave their profession to go to school. It’s a real catch-22. I just keep pointing them to Contact North.

Area of Study
Personal Support Worker
Paul O'Brien profile

Former long-haul trucker Paul O’Brien looked to Contact North | Contact Nord for help navigating online learning options.

I was bored sitting at home as I’d retired in 2019 and wanted to challenge my mind.

Online Learning Centre
Cobourg, Ontario

Area of Study
Writing

Windy Lafreniere profile

When she has a spare moment, Canadian Armed Forces service member Windy Lafreniere devotes herself to improving her knowledge base through online learning.

It’s never too late. The technology is quite simple, even for people who don’t know computers very well.

Online Learning Centre
Georgina, Ontario

Area of Study
Equity & Diversity, Personal Finance

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Both on a personal level and with her management team at work, Nancy Charlebois has discovered many study opportunities through
Contact North | Contact Nord.

I am a huge advocate for Contact North because of the amazing impact it has had on my life — not only my work life, but my personal life, and my church family has been impacted!

Online Learning Centre
Midland, Ontario

Area of Study
Various

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“The continued support as well as routine follow-up assured me I had nothing to worry about while undertaking my online classes.”

– Kimberley Kay 

From the beginning of my dealings with Contact North, their desire to assist has been abundantly apparent.