Thames Valley District School Board

Site: GA Wheable Centre

Service: Adult, Alternative and Continuing Education

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Record #: LON4832 Last Modified: 02 Jul 2015 Last Full Update: 29 Nov 2013
Contact Information
Office Phone519-452-2660
Primary ContactCarla Trembley, Vice Principal; Phone: 519-452-2000 ext 69667; Email:
Alternate ContactMary Ellen Frauts, Vice Principal; Phone: 519-452-2000 ext 69664; Email:
Description and Service Details
Description (Service)Adult and continuing education centre

Secondary school credit programs (Grade 9 to 12) for adults, continuing education and summer school for all students * day and correspondences/self-study courses * full or part time continuous entry courses * diploma and certificate programs * educational counselling to registrants * volunteer tutors available * limited child care services
  • credit for high school diploma
  • workplace training, career preparation and prior learning assessments
  • credit business and technical courses
  • International Languages Program (Elementary courses, Secondary credit courses)

English as a Second Language (ESL) - 519-452-2660 ext 69715 - General and specialty classes:
  • Computer Literacy and Digital Skills Development
  • Literacy ESL - For learners not literate in their first language
  • Language for the Retail Profession
  • Language for Health Care Professionals
  • Language for the Workplace
  • Language Training in the Workplace
  • Citizenship Preparation - Offered to landed immigrants who have been living in Canada at least 2 years (test can be taken at 3 years)
  • Preparation for University/Professional Testing
  • Specialized Language Training for various vocations and professions
  • Literacy Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
  • Pronunciation/Communication/Vocabulary courses

Alternative Education programs throughout the city of London, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford counties for youth in Grades 7-12

Adult High School Diploma Program - Courses designed for adult learners who want to complete a secondary school diploma, upgrade marks for postsecondary admission, achieve Level 1 Apprenticeship trade or move into gainful employment * academic and technical education programs

Gateway to Learning (Upgrading) - Small upgrading classes for adults who have been out of school for a number of year and are unsure of their skill level * assessment and upgrading of basic reading, writing and math skills * introduction to computers * assessment of progress and regular reports * referrals to other programs as needed * non-credit

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program - Co-operative education program which includes 382 hours of classroom theory and 314 hours of on-the-job training in agencies that employ PSWs

Services and Programs:
  • Reconnect Merrymount - London
  • Reconnect Merrymount - St Thomas
HoursAdministration: Mon-Fri 8:30am-4pm
Walk-in : Mon-Fri 8:30am-3:30pm
Areas ServedElgin County ; London ; Middlesex County ; Oxford County
BoundariesLondon, Middlesex, Elgin and Oxford
EligibilityAges: 18 year(s) and up 
Adults 18 years and older who are Canadian citizens or landed immigrants and out of school at least one year * others may apply
ApplicationCourse registration * intake and orientation usually begins at least three weeks prior to first class date
LanguagesEnglish ; French
Feesactivity fee for some courses including PSW course
Agency Information
Primary ExecutiveDevon Weeden, Principal; Phone: 519-452-2000 ext 69669; Email:
FundingMunicipal ; Provincial - Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Site Information
Site LocationSoutheast London
Located In CommunityLondon
Address & Map
70 Jacqueline St
London, ON N5Z 3P7
IntersectionJacqueline St and Thompson Rd
Mailing AddressGA Wheable Centre 
70 Jacqueline St 
London, ON N5Z 3P7
AccessibilityFully Accessible
Service CategoriesAdult Basic Education ; Adult High School Diploma Programs ; Continuing Education ; English as a Second Language