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Our program is now closed to new registrations until August 24, 2020. Please contact us at that time at and we will be happy to provide you with program information.


For those who have registered for summer school, classes will begin on July 6, 2020 and end on July 31, 2020. You will be receiving an email from your instructor – please be sure to check your email regularly.

Essential Skills Upgrading

Essential Skills Upgrading (ESU) is a non-credit, adult program that helps clients improve their reading, writing, and math skills, as well as their employability and workplace skills.

The program is for individuals who:

  • Speak English 
  • Want to upgrade their skills to prepare for high school, college, apprenticeship or certificate programs or employment 
  • Are goal-oriented and want to gain self confidence 

The program is available in many locations across the city and runs September to June, Monday to Friday on a full-time or part-time basis, during the day or in the evening. 

To get started, call to attend an information session. Then, meet with an assessor to discuss your goals and needs, complete an assessment and develop a learning plan based on your goals.

This program is funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Employment Ontario. The TDSB works with other literacy providers through the Local Literacy Council, Metro Toronto Movement for Literacy, to ensure that members of all communities have access to literacy training. 

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ESU Offices

This Employment Ontario service is funded in part by the Government of Canada and the Government of Ontario and through the Canada-Ontario Job Fund Agreement
Our Mission
To enable all students to reach high levels of achievement and well-being
and to acquire the knowledge, skills
and values they need to become responsible, contributing members of
a democratic and sustainable society.
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