The Street Haven Learning Centre provides free educational and pre-employment services for women. We deliver programming that is flexible and women-centred.
We offer two unique programs to support women’s educational, employment, and independence pathways: Literacy and Basic Skills Program and the Pre-Employment Program.
Literacy and Basic Skills
Through our Literacy and Basic Skills program, learners can upgrade their skills in:
Learners can chose to receive one-on-one tutoring, participate in small learning groups, or join our classroom to upgrade their skills. We tailor our lesson plans and learning activities to learners’ self-identified interests and goals.
Some of our Literacy and Basic Skills learners are upgrading their skills to pursue goals of:
• Attaining their GED or completing secondary school credits
• Writing their G1 Drivers’ test
• Preparing for college or university
• Improving their business writing skills for employment
• Building their math skills for daily life
• And more!
The Literacy and Basic Skills program is open to individuals who:
• Are 19 years or older
• Have strong English conversational skills (recommended Canadian Language Benchmark Level 6 or higher)
• Are residents of Ontario
The Literacy and Basic Skills Program is an Employment Ontario program funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada Ontario Job Fund Agreement.
We provide assistance and support for women at all stages of the employment pathway. Through the Pre-Employment Program, women can receive guided assistance towards their goals of employment, increased independence and stability.
We provide individualized consultations, where learners receive assistance to complete applications, learn about exciting programs offered in the community, or receive advice and training beneficial for their educational and employment goals, and more.
We also provide free pre-employment and computer workshops for women on the following topics:
• Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint (2010 Edition)
• Internet Navigation and Security
• Communication Skills, Interview Preparation, and Time Management
• Information related to housing and employment readiness
• And more!
We offer a computer lab with 8 computers. All computers can access the internet and are equipped with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Publisher, as well as self-directed learning programs such as Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing and GCF Learn Free.
A Computer Facilitator is available to register women who would like to use the computers, assist with online searches or setting up an email account or printing important documents and applications, or provide advice about how to write a cover letter or resume.
Women can reserve one hour in advance on the computer or drop in to access our computer lab and business resource centre.
Our Pre-Employment Program and Computer Access is funded by the Government of Canada's Homelessness Partnering Strategy, administered by the City of Toronto.
For more information about our programs, call the Learning Centre at 416-392-9230.