The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is a not-for-profit, charitable organization providing individuals of the Central Plains region with opportunities to realize their literacy, educational, employment, and life goals through a positive and supportive environment. Our main activities include programs in Adult Education, and Specialized Programs for employment, work experience, and settlement services.

Adult Literacy Education | Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Adult Education

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is an accredited Adult Learning Centre through Manitoba Education and Training and the Adult Learning and Literacy Branch. Our services are offered to everyone living in the Central Plains region. The Centre offers the Mature Grade 12 High School diploma, individual credits, upgrading and literacy, which includes computer skills. A fully subsidized on-site day care is available for students attending classes at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre.

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Settlement Services and Language Training Programs | Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Specialized Programs

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre offers settlement services and language training for newcomers to Canada through Newcomer Settlement Services. We also offer Employment Assistance Services for all residents of Portage la Prairie and surrounding areas, and a 13-week work experience program for youth (15 to 30 years of age). Throughout the year, we offer short-term training programs such as Manage Your Money workshops, and Power Up, which is a basic computer course for women. Support programs include Care for Newcomer Children (for children of parents attending ESL classes), and the Community Clothes Cupboard, offering free gently used business or work clothes.

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Upcoming Events

May
2
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
May 2 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
May
4
Thu
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
May
8
Mon
6:00 pm Newcomer Event – Climbing Wall @... @ Central Plains RecPlex
Newcomer Event – Climbing Wall @... @ Central Plains RecPlex
May 8 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
All of our newcomer clients and volunteers are invited to join us at Western Manitoba’s largest climbing wall and have fun with your family and friends! Try some climbing then have a snack from the RecPlex canteen. Please let us know if you are planning to come, and we will coordinate rides leaving from PLLC at 5:30pm on Monday, May 8th. ... Read More
May
9
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
May 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.