PELC - Community Income Tax Program

PELCPrince Edward Learning Centre is offering FREE TAX FILIING this spring. 

WHAT: Free tax filing for individuals and families with low incomes; and "benefit screening" to help folks to know about and access any benefits and services that they might be eligible for.

WHEN: Beginning in early March. Please see this link for a list of dates and locations.

WHERE: Clinics will be held at Prince Edward Learning Centre and at Consecon and Wellington Public Libraries.

WHY: This is a vital anti-poverty strategy that will help individuals and families in PEC to get access to the financial and community supports they need and are entitled to.

WHO: Prince Edward Learnig Centre in partnership with The Poverty Round Table and the United Way are training volunteers to staff clinics.

Adult Dual Credit Opportunity

dualcreditThis 7 week course is open to adult students registered with the Hastings Prince Edward District School Board Quinte Adult Education program. Students must be over 21 and within reach of completing their secondary diploma and have a desire to attend postsecondary studies. Students will attend Loyalist College twice per week, and upon successful completion will earn both a secondary course credit (HHI 4T) and a college credit (SSWP 1001). The course will be taught by a Loyalist College instructor and supported by an HPEDSB secondary teacher.

The course, Principles of Adult Learning, will examine the importance of life-long learning – both formal and informal. Students will assess their own learning style, discover different approaches to learning, explore a variety of learning environments, investigate barriers to learning, and participate in a personalized learning project.

Tuesdays and Thursdays         February 4 - March 12, 2020                         9:00am – 12:30pm



  • Free tuition for this college course
  • No cost for texts, materials etc.
  • Assistance with transportation may be available
  • Parking fees at college waived
  • Costs of university or college application process is waived
  • Postsecondary transition counselling
  • Use of Loyalist College facilities
  • Secondary credit can be applied to OSSD requirements
  • College credit may be used in postsecondary program of study and may be transferred to other colleges

Enrollment is limited to 16 spaces and is on first come basis for those eligible.  Complete application form, attach secondary transcript and Individualized Education plan if applicable and return to Quinte Adult Ed.  The secondary teacher will contact applicants to discuss status of registration and next steps.

For more information please contact:

Eleanor MacNiven Hoecht, Pathways Coordinator, HPEDSB

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Congratulations Academy of Learning

academyCongratulations to Academy of Learning of Belleville on your grand opening. We look forward to working together in removing barriers for learners and seeing them achieve their goals. #GettingYouThere

PLAR - The Fast Track to Graduation

diplomaPrior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) is the formal evaluation and credit-granting process through which mature students may obtain credits for prior learning - the knowledge and skills that adults have acquired, in both formal and informal ways, outside secondary school.

Through PLAR, it may be possible for an adult student to earn credits towards an OSSD faster than you think! The PLAR process for mature students involves three procedures:

  • “individual assessment/equivalency” (Gr. 9 /10)  
  • “equivalency” (GR. 11/12)  
  • “challenge” (GR. 11/12) 

Step 1 

Book an appointment with a PLAR assessor by calling 613 962 3133 or email - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Step 2 

Come in for your appointment with the following documents: 

  1. Official high school transcript (contact your former school if you don't have it) 
  2. Photo ID 
  3. Proof of Ontario residency 
  4. Immigration Documentation (for landed immigrants or newcomers) 

For further information, please contact us. OR click here

Contact Us!

Belleville: (613) 962 - 3133

Madoc:  (613) 962 - 3133

Trenton: 613-394-3740