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Online Courses

Online Learning Portal

Rideau Lakes Public Library has partnered with Contact North to make online learning courses available at your local library. Through contact North you can access thousands of courses at all skill levels. We offer computer workstations at all branches and a quiet work environment for study.

Who is Contact North?

Contact North | Contact Nord works in partnership with Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and over 250 public essential skills and training providers to increase and improve online and distance learning opportunities for Ontarians in over 600 small, rural, remote, Aboriginal and Francophone communities across the province.

Examples of courses and skills development:

  • Computer use essential skills

  • Literacy

  • Diabetes and diet

  • Creating a blog

  • Highschool and GED

  • Office administration

**Many literacy, basic skills and GED courses are available free of charge.

If your are intersted in any of the skills development opportunities please contact Carilyne Hebert, Online Learning Recruitment Officer at or call 1-855-353-2642. There is a Student Information Form available to fill out and scan, fax, drop off or pick up.

Course and webinar schedules

Paro Centre for Women's Enterprise: Has helped thousands of women across Northern Ontario start, grow or build new business opportunities. Every Wednesday they offer free webinars to anyone who is interested. October 2015 webinar schedule

Live Literacy: Free live webinars on topics ranging from math, literacy, budgeting, personal health, computer skills, administration, personal growth, etc. Live Literacy Spring 2016 schedule

Anytime Literacy: Independent Learning Courses on topics ranging from career exploration, computer skills, college readiness, office adminstration, etc. Anytime Literacy Courses

GLA Technical Education: Good Learning Anywhere (GLA) now offers these Career Introduction courses that can help students determine what career might be for them. Explore careers in Fashion, Social Media, Finance, Health, Engineering, Business and about 20 more! GLA Courses

Oasis Skills Building: Looking for cost effective professional development options for your employees or looking to advance your own skill set? Courses through Oasis cover a vast range of topics such as business management, customer service, online publishing, Microsoft Office, team building, supervision, sales skills and staying positive. Complete Course List