PHONE NUMBER: (416) 393-9740

GRADE RANGE: 9 to 12



City Adult Learning Centre's Mission Statement

The City Adult Learning Centre (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. We provide quality education -- tuition free!
 Through assessment of prior education and current skills, and discussion of career goals, an educational plan is prepared which meets the individual student's needs.
 Our school is conveniently located at 1 Danforth Avenue, Toronto, on the southwest corner of Broadview and Danforth (Broadview subway station).

CanEx Career Connections Co-op

CanEx Career Connections Co-op is a program designed to assist internationally trained professionals gain valuable experience in the workplace, assist them in developing language proficiency and help them master the job hunting skills so necessary in the current economic environment, all while gaining secondary school credits. In CanEx, students spend the first weeks in a classroom setting fine tuning their resumes and interview skills, learning about the Canadian workplace and searching for placements relevant to their field.

The remaining weeks of the 18-week program are spent in a work placement, performing duties associated with that position on a full time basis. Students enrolled in this program have historically had high success rates in achieving full time employment from their placement opportunities.

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Personal Support Worker Program

This program enables students to earn a Personal Support Worker Certificate, acquire the skills and knowledge to work as a personal support worker, gain practical experience in a health care environment, and earn nine credits towards Ontario Secondary School Diploma. It is a full-time, eight hundred and ten hours, twenty-seven week program.

PSW graduates usually provide or assist with personal care for the elderly, ill, or disabled, provide or assist in both personal and household needs to accommodated clients in a safe and comfortable manner, and respond to the emotional, social and physical needs of clients in a positive and supportive manner.

Practical Nursing Program

This program was developed with the School of Nursing at George Brown College. Students spend one semester at CALC and qualifying students are granted direct entry to the Practical Nursing program with 3 advanced standing credits.  Students in this program qualify for admission to Semester 2 at George Brown College and earn secondary school credits.

After completing semester 4 at George Brown students write the Provincial exam to become Registered Practical Nurses. The PN program at CALC offers an excellent opportunity for students to learn in a small class environment with individualized attention.

Police Foundations Program

CALC Secondary students have the opportunity to earn college credits towards a Police Foundations diploma while completing their OSSD.

Our partnership with Centennial College allows students to save their first semester’s tuition, become certified in First Aid and CPR, gain leadership training though either McMaster University or the YMCA, and take their first step to becoming college graduates.

Ed-Vance Online Co-op

Ed-Vance Co-op is also part of the Ed-Vance program. Students can earn up to six credits in one semester while working full-time. Course work is done online, allowing for minimal disruptions to work schedules.

R.U.N. Program
CALC Secondary students also have the opportunity to earn a full, transferable university credit while completing their OSD. Our partnership with Ryerson University allows students to enrol in Sociology 250 (The Study of Popular Culture), enjoy all the privileges of being a Ryerson student, avoid paying for tuition or books, and make vital contacts within Ryerson’s Student Support faculty.

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  • R.U.N. Program

Student Life - Where You Belong


Guidance and Student Services provides advice and assistance with registration and course selection, to help students choose the appropriate pathway to reach their academic and career goals, including providing information on applying to college and university. Help is also given to deal with a variety of personal issues that may be affecting a student’s performance at school. Experienced and committed counsellors are available throughout the school year on either a drop-in or appointment basis.


There are four registration periods a year and each term lasts nine weeks.  You must be free to attend school every day, Monday to Friday, two hours for each class you choose.  The first class of the day begins at 8: 15 a.m.and the last one at 1:00 p.m. Check our website to learn the date of the next registration session An Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)is earned after thirty credits are successfully completed.  If you have been to school elsewhere, held a job, raised children, immigrated to Canada or had other learning experiences, you may apply for Prior Learning Assessment Review (PLAR) and be awarded up to 26 credits towards your diploma. This process allows many adult students to earn a diploma in less than one year.


The School's Library has books, journals and computers for student use.  Our cafeteria serves delicious, nutritious food at reasonable prices.  CALC is conveniently located at 1 Danforth Avenue, Toronto on the southwest corner of Broadview and Danforth (Broadview subway station).