Contact North | Contact Nord Orillia Library Tour

All Invited to Local Information Sessions on How to Get a Degree, Diploma or Certificate or
Upgrade Your Skills Online

(ORILLIA, ON) – Orillia residents now have direct access to information and local support services
they need to earn a degree, diploma or certificate, or upgrade their skills without leaving their

“During information session at the Orillia Public Library. Contact North I Contact Nord staff will give interested residents an overview of the wide range of the more than 1000 online programs and 18 000 online programs they can take from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities, 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers, explains Robin Brushey, online learning recruitment officer for the Muskoka North Simcoe Contact North I Contact Nord online learning centre”

“We will also describe to those attending these information sessions the services we provide to help
them succeed in their studies including information on available programs and courses, use of web
conferencing, videoconferencing and audioconferencing distance learning platforms to connect to,
and participate in, their online programs and courses offered and taught by the training providers,
use of computer workstations and high-speed Internet access to complete their fully online courses
and supervision of written exams and tests” adds Robin.

“The Orillia Public Library values opportunities and access to lifelong learning. Contact North’s
mission to help learners connect with online learning opportunities is very much aligned with our
own goals here at the Library. The Library also offers free computer and wireless access year round
as well as books and online resources that can help students succeed,” said Kelly, Director of
Information Services for Orillia Public Library.

Since 1986 Contact North I Contact Nord recruits and provides local support to underserved Ontario
residents taking online programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public
universities, 9 Aboriginal institutes, 76 district school boards, and 250 literacy and basic skills and
training providers, generating 65,000 registrations annually. It operates a network of 112 online
learning centres throughout Ontario.

Contact North | Contact Nord invites residents to attend an information session to learn about our
services and online learning on February 8, 2018 from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm at Orillia Public Library
(36 Mississauga Street West in Orillia).

If you cannot make the session, you can visit Contact North’s | Contact Nord online learning centre
for Muskoka North Simcoe, at 345 Ecclestone Drive in Bracebridge.
For more information please call Robin Brushey, Online Learning Recruitment Officer, at 1-855-699-
6330, or e-mail