Welcome to Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre.

Who we are:

Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre is a non-profit, community-based organization that offers adult literacy programs. Since 1985, APNLC has contributed to community building by offering learners the opportunity to develop important skills while becoming part of a unique community.

APNLC offers a variety of free, learner-centered programs that range from Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) to Academic and Career Entrance (ACE). These programs assist students, four days a week, to upgrade their skills and ultimately use those skills to apply for entry to colleges, universities or apprenticeship programs. We also offer one-to-one tutoring for individuals who wish to improve their literacy skills through individualized learning sessions.

Our Mission:

To assist adult learners to meet their goals of further education, independence and employment readiness through improved literacy, mathematics, self-management and self-direction.

Who we serve:

APNLC offers programs to adults, over the age of 18, who are committed to achieving their goals through education. All our programs are free of charge and are available to anyone in need of upgrading reading, writing, mathematics and computer skills.

APNLC offers programs that are designed to meet the needs and skill levels of individual learners. The Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) classes are suitable for individuals with basic literacy skills, while the Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) program prepares learners to transition to post-secondary education and apprenticeship opportunities.  Both programs have a computer studies component integrated into their learning.


ABC Life Literacy visited Alexandra Park Neighbourhood Learning Centre in downtown Toronto to film a video that showcases a learner’s experience with Money Matters, a financial literacy program for adult learners. Watch this video to see how Money Matters changed Esuardos' life, and how it could change the lives of other adult learners just like him.