PHONE NUMBER: (416) 395-3225

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12

Emery Adult Learning Centre's Mission Statement

Continue your journey, pursue your dreams and achieve your goals.
Emery Adult Learning Centre and Emery EdVance School promote a culture of  life long learning. Applicants 18 +. Join us at EALC and Emery EdVance to pursue a wide variety of learning opportunities. Upgrade your skills in preparation for college, university or the workplace.
Our programs provide students with academic and/or technical skills. The caring staff at EALC and EdVance School recognize and understand the need to increase their skills and to gain requisite knowledge; we are available to support students. Our classes are held at times that best accommodate students who may have a job or family responsibilities.

Enrol at EALC/EdVance, where we celebrate lifelong learners. Live a life achieving your fullest potential. It's not about the destination; it's about the journey. Your skills insights and personal developments are shaped and groomed on the this journey. Our caring and committed staff provide extra  support and ongoing tutorials through partnering with community colleges, universities and businesses. At Emery, difficulties become challenges on the way to success, we face them, overcome them, with the help of  the Emery Adult/EdVance communities.

Enrollment and Achievement at a Glance

Females - 814;
Males - 333;
EdVance - 140.
344 Students graduated in 2013-2014.
480 applied to Community College,
75 students applied to University.
Many students are previous High Schools graduates returning to upgrade for career path changes in post-secondary training. 54 students were eligible for Apprenticeships offered by the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities.

Co-op is a program designed to assist foreign and other trained professionals gain valuable experience in the Canadian workplace. It improves and develops language proficiency and job hunting skills, whilst affording secondary credits. Students spend between 3 to 16 weeks in a class room setting and in the field in placements relevant to their fields of study.

More Information About Emery Adult Learning Centre


EdVance is new at Emery. It is designed to accelerate credit accumulation and upgrading for 18 to 20 year olds, returning to complete their OSSD. During 4 Nine Week Quadmesters, students can earn up to 12 credits in an academic year. Many students exit into Colleges, University programmes and the Trades. Students benefit from small class sizes and  extra academic support!!

English and ESL Studies!!!

Students explore the socio-cultural world from a literary context. Field trips to The Shaw Theatre, The Stratford Festival, local plays and movie theatres augment this journey. Avenues for success are filled with ongoing tutorial supports and a variety of differentiated instructional approaches to the exploration of film, drama and literature.

Emery Adult at Large

Our graduates keep in touch with stories of success radiating from locations throughout Canada, ranging from Alberta to New Brunswick, celebrating their success. We dominate the adult school world in basket ball and are one of the first adult schools to successfully participate in the University of Waterloo Math contest.

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math

Our 21st Century Math and Science Department  also includes STEM learning initiatives. CAS Nspired technology, Geometers Sketch Pad and Gizmos are used. Students receive on line support. Embedded activities including wet/dry labs, field trips to Ryerson, the Science Centre, the Royal Botanical Gardens, and the Toronto Zoo are inclusive. Tutorial support is available.

Additional Features

  • Cosmetology
  • Male and Female Basketball
  • African Dance and Salsa Dancing
  • Co-op
  • Guitar, Piano, Choir, Drumming
  • Waterloo Math Contest
  • Drama
  • Tutorial Programs

Student Life - Where You Belong


The Emery Adult Learning Centre/EdVance is a community that fosters life-long learning. We strive to provide innovative and relevant programs in a supportive learning environment. We encourage personal growth in our students, leading them to become confident, independent thinkers, aware of their strengths and values in a competitive and changing society. We provide opportunities for the adult learners to achieve their educational, personal, and career goals. We promote partnerships within the community to meet the needs of the adult learner and the community. The diversity in our community is celebrated.


In addition to our commitment to students' academic success, we also provide steller extra-curricular activities, tutoring, including student support from York University, Faculty of Education, job fairs, women's clinic, and motivational speakers. We also provide lunch time Bollywood, Salsa and African dance classes, African drumming circle. Starting this fall, students can join a school choir and student band, learn Tai Chi, and act in a school play.