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Who do we serve?

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  • We serve all people in Peterborough City and County

  • We are an Indigenous focused adult skills and training

  • Anyone 19 and over is eligible to enroll

Mission Statement

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Our mission, is to provide the opportunity to both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous people, New Canadians along with  their families to improve communication, numeracy, and computer skills needed for success in further education & training, employment, or greater independence in life. 

How can we help you?

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  • We offer a self-paced learning environment

  • A safe, orderly place to study

  • A quiet, inviting atmosphere

  • Instructors and Support staff who assist with your efforts

  • Positive relationships for clients with agencies that may provide additional tools to be successful

  • Connections to services that support your adult literacy goals

  • Flexible scheduling based on your needs

What we offer...

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  • GED Test Preparation Course

  • Employment Readiness

  • Preparation for Apprenticeship

  • Digital Skills courses

Indigenous Focus

7 Grandfather Teachings

1. Humility

2. Bravery

3. Honesty

4. Wisdom

5. Truth

6. Respect

7. Love

The Medicine Wheel

"The Medicine Wheel is an interconnected system of teachings relating to the seasons, directions, elements, colors and the cycle of life.  It speaks of the need for balance, harmony and respect as bringers of happiness.  It is an ancient system of traditional indigenous knowledge that many tribal peoples share under many different names."


Smudging is traditionally a ceremony for purifying or cleansing the soul of negative thoughts of a person or place. There are four elements involved in a smudge:

  • The container, traditionally a shell representing water, is the first element.

  • The four sacred plants (cedarsagesweetgrasstobacco), gifts from mother earth, represent the second element.

  • The fire produced from lighting the sacred plants represents the third element.

  • The smoke produced from the fire represents air, the fourth element.


I had a successful GED test thanks to the support of Peterborough Native Learning Program. They were very good not only in giving me academic support but to feel confident enough to do the test even when I’m still learning English as second language. 
They do an amazing job but to be successful you have to do your part and keep going.

I’m very grateful for the opportunity in life I have now because they believed in me and that’s why I strongly recommend the Peterborough Native Learning Program.



   So much thanks for helping through this grade 12 math course! I came in after trying & crying for days straight over this math and in the very few weeks I’ve been there I’m finally on my last unit. And smiling about math! The teacher is amazing and super helpful in teaching to all different learning strategies to all the school topics. I cannot believe how amazing this place is and how helpful they have been. So many thanks you’s to all the staff there!!
Amazing helpful staff that always have a welcoming and positive attitude. Perfect space to learn at your own pace and really take in what you are learning. Strongly recommend!!



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