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elearnnetwork.ca provides access to learning and training opportunities through distance education in communities across Eastern and Southern Ontario. elearnnetwork.ca is funded by the Government of Ontario and works in partnership with 18 colleges and 14 universities to help residents gain quality education.[1]

elearnnetwork.ca does not teach classes. It helps residents access classes that are already being offered by Ontario colleges and universities, without leaving their community.[2]


Currently located in five communities, with plans to expand to more in 2009, each space was donated by community hosts.

Original five locations:
Madoc in Hastings County (located at Centre Hastings Secondary School)
Kincardine in Bruce County - formerly located in Tiverton at the Bruce Technology Skills Training Centre
Chatham-Kent (located at St. Clair College, Chatham-Kent Campus)
Orléans (located in the Youth Services Bureau of Ottawa)
Hawkesbury in Prescott-Russell, (La Cité collégiale, Hawkesbury Campus)

Twelve new locations:
Port Hope
St. Thomas
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation

College/University Partners[edit]

Algonquin College
Centennial College
Collège Boréal
Conestoga College
Durham College
Fanshawe College
Fleming College
George Brown College
Georgian College
Humber College
La Cité collégiale
Lambton College
Loyalist College
Mohawk College
Niagara College
Seneca College
St. Clair College
St. Lawrence College

Brock University
Carleton University
McMaster University
Queen's University
Royal Military College of Canada
Ryerson University - The Chang School
Trent University
University of Guelph
University of Ontario Institute of Technology
University of Ottawa
University of Toronto
University of Waterloo
University of Western Ontario
University of Windsor
Wilfrid Laurier University
York University


On March 6, 2007 the Ontario government announced a new distance education and training network to be created in Southern Ontario. This was done with the idea that all Ontarians deserved an equal opportunity to pursue post-secondary education. Contact North was asked to facilitate the project, due to their 20 years of experience in distance education in Northern Ontario.[3]

Temporarily called the Eastern & Southern Ontario Distance Education and Training Network opened the first five eLearning Centres by October 2007. On May 30, 2008 the network finally gained an official name, elearnnetwork.ca and launched its website. The website contains a database of all distance courses offered by partner colleges and universities.[4]

In the Spring of 2009, elearnnetwork.ca expanded to an additional 12 locations across the region.


  1. ^ http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/relsites/distance.html Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities
  2. ^ http://www.elearnnetwork.ca/?sv=&category=FAQ&title=About+elearning#question4 www.elearnnetwork.ca
  3. ^ http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/March2007/06/c7425.html CNW Newsgroup: Improving Access To Higher Education For Rural Students In Southern Ontario
  4. ^ http://www.elearnnetwork.ca/en/data/files/download/pdf/News%20Release%20May%2030.pdf elearnnetwork and learning: as essential as other public services citizens rely on

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