Community agencies and institutions
Did you know that many organizations have worked with ILC to design tailored education programs within their own communities?
We work with a wide range of organizations and groups, including:
• Social service agencies (youth programs, literacy groups, group homes);
• First Nations groups;
• Labour and workplace entry support groups;
• Community-based access sites; and
• Correctional institutions.
Participating groups must be non-profit organizations and typically have a minimum of 15 students. You choose a participation level that suits your needs and serves the needs of your community.
How it works Expand Link
There are two levels of participation: information distribution and facilitated learning.
Community groups that offer information and referral services can suggest ILC as an option to learners who wish to resume their studies. Each group has an ILC facilitator, usually a staff member of the organization. The facilitator's responsibilities include helping students with enrollment procedures, motivating and encouraging students.
Once students are enrolled, the group arranges for student support and normally provides a study area. Some students attend "classes" on a regular basis, while others drop by when they encounter difficulties. Course material is sent directly to the students, but the facilitator can access marks online.
With facilitated learning, the group provides a classroom environment where students may complete ILC course work. The appointed ILC facilitator (usually a certified teacher) must approve all course requests and sign the enrollment form with the student.
Facilitators also monitor student progress and act as a liaison with ILC. Once students are enrolled, they may ask a teacher or mentor from the community for support and assistance.
All ILC course material is mailed to the ILC facilitator for distribution to students. The facilitator is also able to access marks online.