Transitions to Post-Secondary Education

Type of Service


Program Description

Transitions to Post-Secondary Education is a supported education, three-semester program for individuals who identify with mental health and/or addiction challenges as barriers to further education and/or employment. The program provides students with the opportunity to assess new pathways to academic and employment success. Courses offered in the program focus on helping students develop new strategies and skills, set realistic goals, create career plans, and understand and address individual challenges to employment, academic, and interpersonal success. Students develop greater self-awareness and self-confidence through courses such as Life Skills and Community Engagement. Courses such as Student Success Strategies, College English, and Speaking with Confidence help students gain skills in time management and organization, essay writing, and presentations. In Career and Life Transitions, students engage in vocational exploration to help determine their interests and strengths, carry out occupational research, set goals, and develop an understanding of workplace accommodations. Woven throughout the program is an emphasis on communication, problem-solving, self-management, goal setting, and interpersonal skills. Students can focus on individual improvement through work with individual counsellors. Upon completing the program, students will be able to demonstrate gains in interpersonal skills, use strategies to address barriers to education and employment, apply skills learned in the program to other social, educational, and vocational contexts, articulate future plans for further post-secondary study and/or employment, and develop a skills portfolio that will assist in transitions to other post-secondary programs and/or employment settings.

Access Information

The program is designed for adults with a mental health and/or substance use history. Applicants are required to attend an information session, where they will complete an application form and take a basic English test. Finally, a more formal English Assessment test must be completed through the George Brown Assessment Centre to determine placement level in College English classes. The program is free but there is no financial support, and students must arrange their own transportation.

User Costs

User Cost No

Referral Contact Information

Phone 416-415-5000 ext. 3575
Fax 416-415-2432

Clients Served

Gender All
Age 18 and up
Catchment Ontario
Wheelchair Access Yes


Policy Allowed
Note No smoking allowed inside the premises.

Application Referral Forms




Main Hours

Monday 0900-1700
Tuesday 0900-1700
Wednesday 0900-1700
Thursday 0900-1700
Friday 0900-1700