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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

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

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 

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

Jeff Schwaabe profile picture

At 58, IT professional Jeff Schwaabe is set to embark on a new career in project management.

The staff explain the choices thoroughly so you have a solid understanding when you make your decision.

Online Learning Centre
Georgina, Ontario

Area of Study
Project Management

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

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

Lesley McDougall profile

Lesley McDougall was a travel agent in her mid-40s when she was laid off, and although she hadn’t been considering a mid-life career switch — she was just looking for another job

Contact North is something I’m going to use as a resource in the future, even once I get full-time employment, to grow my knowledge. There’s so much to learn.

Online Learning Centre
Cornwall, Ontario

Area of Study
Marketing Specialist

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

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

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

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

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

Terry-Lynne Jones Profile

Terri-Lynne Jones describes herself as an optimist who roots for the underdog — and with support from Contact North | Contact Nord, she’s on an education journey that is a natural fit.

After my last job, I wondered what I was going to do. But as they say, when one door closes another one opens.

Online Learning Centre
Brantford, Ontario

Area of Study
Social Service Worker

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

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 from Brantford 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