Adult Education in Ontario encompasses a wide variety of circumstances in most Ontario school boards. Adult Education credit programs must be taught by teachers certified by the Ontario College of Teachers. Adult Education programs which do not lead to an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) may be taught by either certified teachers or by instructors; such programs include adult English as a Second Language (ESL), Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), and Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS). OSSTF/FEESO represents many teachers and instructors in these programs.
Helpful information and resources for these members can be found in this section of the website.
In addition, more specific information related to funding and other Ministry memoranda for presidents of bargaining units made up of members who provide ESL, LINC and LBS instruction can be found in the Protective Services Search Database.