Our programs


Do you have a friend or family member who is struggling with reading and writing. We will help them learn a life skill that they will treasure every day!.

Basic Skills

Learn basic life skills that you can use every day We use the latest technologies to aid in the learning process and make it easy and fun!

Basic Computing

Learn basic computer skills you can use at home or on job. Offered in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.

Special Classes

The Learning Place also offers tailor made courses for employers who want to upgrade their staff skills in: Business Writing, Internet, Math, Work Ethics, Food Handling, etc.


The mission of The Learning Place is to provide individuals with valuable literacy education and to help them develop key life skills so they may be self-reliant and live with independence and dignity.

Previously known as the Peel Literacy Guild and later as Skills for Employment, Life and Family, The Learning Place has evolved over the past 30 years to continually provide high quality education programming to make a positive impact on the lives of learners.



Access to education and opportunities to learn can change someone’s life. Get involved, make an impact, and help one of our learners take the first step toward changing their life.

There are many ways you can help people; become a volunteer, be a collaborator or even donate. There are thousands of people that need our help and we need yours! Find out how you can make someone with the most basic and important life skills!



Since 1981, through the former Peel Literacy Guild and Skills for Employment, Life and Family, over 5,000 adults have received literacy training. This training has made a difference in their lives at work, home and in the community by enabling them to participate more fully and with increased independence.

The Learning Place will now carry on this legacy of success and continue to help learners reach their full potential. Call us today to see how we can help you, loved one or a friend.


You can help

  • Be a volunteer

    Do you want to make a difference in your community and help our learners reach their goals? Why not become a volunteer?

  • Be a Collaborator

    We recognize that we don’t have a monopoly on good ideas.

  • Be a Donor

    We can’t be successful without your support. Help make a difference in someone's life today!

The Learning Place is Making Strides!

The Learning Place is always working to improve the lives of those who need help with literacy, business training and job and life skills. In addition to our normal classes, The Learning Place is participating in a 5 year pilot program designed to improve literacy among adults.

    Literacy and essential skills:
  • are needed for work, learning and life;
  • are the foundation for learning all other skills; and
  • help people evolve with their jobs and adapt to workplace change.

We are also involved in an international program with two goals in mind. First, to research the underlying processes that help or hinder the reading development of adults who struggle with reading and second to develop and evaluate a reading curriculum to address adult learners’ needs. We were heavily involved with Phase 1 of the project and have now moved into Phase 2. Reading comprehension, as the goal of reading, is the ultimate focus of the program. To comprehend a text successfully, a reader simultaneously uses many skills and strategies. We will target those which past research has shown to be most important: phonological awareness, morphological knowledge, decoding, orthographic/irregular word reading, vocabulary, fluency, background/general knowledge, text structure knowledge, reasoning skills, and memory retrieval ability.

You Can Help!

Access to education and opportunities to learn can change someone’s life. Get involved, make an impact, and help one of our learners take the first step toward changing their life.