Join us for the Fifth Annual Academic Achievement Celebration next month
As free as McDonald's Playplace
Did you know that you can get free access to local museums?

That's right. Every Thursday evening the Museum of History and the Canadian War Museum offer free admission on Thursday nights from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The National Art Gallery of Canada gives free access to everyone to its permanent collection on Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. That's fun for the whole family, and you only need bus fare to get there.

Another great option for Ottawa residents is to take advantage of the Museum Privilege Card at the Ottawa Public Library. The Library loans out family passes to several museums in Ottawa at no charge - all you need is a library card.

A way to save lots of money
The Renewed Computer Technology Program (RCT) provides low income individuals with affordable ownership of quality renewed computers, ready to use software and  learning modules all in one package. Check here  to see if you qualify and what computer packages they offer.

We need to know
If you've moved recently and haven't given us your new address, please do so soon! Without this information, we start to lose contact with you. Since we have to report to your LEAP worker each month, we need to keep our records up-to-date. 

To give us your new address, or to check to make sure we have the correct one, just give us a call or text us at 613-799-2668 or  send us an email.

Mother's Day this year is Sunday May 14th

Healthy and delicious meal ideas

When you have a bunch of carrots in your kitchen and you've grown tired of your go-to carrot muffin recipe, try using the carrots to make a healthy carrot fitter. Carrot fritters are easy to make and are an excellent way to incorporate a fun looking vegetable dish into a school lunchbox.  Serve with a homemade hummus or avocado salsa.  

Carrot fritters:
  • 4 small carrots, chopped
  • 1 small red onion chopped in half
  • 2 medium sized eggs
  • Chopped herbs of your choice (approx. 3 tablespoons)
  • ½ Cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Vegetable or coconut oil for frying

1) Place the carrots and onion in a food processor.  Process until finely chopped.  Add egg, herbs, flour and baking powder and continue to process until all ingredients are combined.

2) Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a non-stick pan and place over medium heat.

3) Scoop 2 tablespoons of mixture into the pan and fry each side about 1 minute.  Drain on a paper towel.  Can keep warm in  the over while remaining cakes are cooked.  Can be stored in freezer for up to a mont h.

Our students live all across the city
Ottawa is a very big city that's spread out over a very wide geographic area. A quick look at the graph below clearly shows how widely dispersed everyone is in Ottawa. 

Fewer than 10% of Learning Coach clients live within a 30-minute walk of 820 Woodroffe. 

Whether by foot, car or bus, we're always glad to see everyone no matter how they get here.


All our information is free

Come on in to the Owl's Perch to  search the Learning Coach Database . It contains lots of information on a wide variety of useful topics such as:

Your Physical and Emotional Health
Caring for your Child
Your Financial, Accommodation & Legal Needs
Attending College
Searching for a Job
and much more...

All our information is free

"The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help them thrive in work and in life."

Once you've scheduled a job interview, obtain a referral from Bethany Hope Centre to visit the Dress for Success boutique. There, volunteers will work with you to help you choose an interview outfit and will also provide guidance and support for your upcoming interview.

A much cheaper alternative

Word processing software is expensive - especially software that's rich in useful features. Thankfully though there is a much cheaper alternative to the universally used Microsoft Office Suite of programs. OpenOffice is the name of a replacement group of programs that will duplicate eighty to ninety percent of what Microsoft Office delivers and it's absolutely free.

OpenOffice is open-source office software for word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, graphics, databases and more. It is available in many languages and works on all common computers. 

As an ILC student, if you're struggling with your work, you are not alone.

Learning a new subject, or improving your knowledge in a familiar one, can be very difficult. And when you're trying to make sense of things all by yourself, it can be very frustrating.

That's why we have the Owl's Perch Learning Centre. It's a (mostly) quiet place reserved for students in the Learning Coach Program.

We have a computer lab, library, and full time staff available to help with all kinds of stuff. English, Math or Hospitality and Tourism, we can help you make sense of your assignments.

Drop by Monday between 1:00-3:00 pm, Tuesday to Thursday 9:30-12:00, or 1:00-3:30, and Friday from 9:30 until 11:30 am.

The Learning Coach - (613) 799-2668 (voice or text)

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