Education & Training


The Academy of Learning

Completely accessible in Summerside. Limited accessibility in Charlottetown, but does provide students who have a mobility disability with online training from home (or another location that they may prefer).


55 Grafton Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 1K8
Tel: (902) 894-8973
Fax: (902) 892-2983
Tel: (902) 436-9889
Fax: (902) 892-2983



Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority (APSEA)

An interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by the Ministers of Education of the four Atlantic Provinces. It is authorized to provide educational services, programs, and opportunities for persons from birth to 21 years of age with low incidence sensory impairments, including children and youth who are deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired.


5940 South Street
Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
Tel/TTY: (902) 424-8500
Fax: (902) 423-8700



Fred Smithers Centre of Support for Students with Disabilities
(Saint Mary's University)

Saint Mary's has been committed to ensuring that higher education is accessible. Support for students with disabilities is available through the Fred Smithers Centre.

923 Robie Street
3rd floor Student Centre
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3

Lauren McClean
Phone: 902-420-5452 

Kris Seibert

Disability Advisor
Phone: 902-496-8740

Kim Penny
Accessibility Resource Facilitator 
Phone: 902-491-8617 



Student Aid (Government of Canada)

Online resource provides all the necessary resources (from interactive planning tools to information about savings programs, student loans, and scholarships) to Canadians facing important decisions when saving for, selecting, and financing their post secondary education.





Le Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É.

The only francophone community college in PEI with post-secondary programs delivered from Wellington, Charlottetown, and Deblois. It is equipped with video conferencing systems and computerized data networks for distance learning.


48 Mill Road, P.O. Box 159
Wellington, PE C0B 2E0
Tel: (902) 854-3010
Toll Free: 1-877-854-3010
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Premier's Craft Education Award Program

For full-time craft students who are residents of Prince Edward Island, studying at a recognized institution of craft and design in Canada..


Women's Institute Office
P.O. Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8

40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PEC1E 1E6
Fax: 902-368-4439



Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

Policies on diverse educational services in schools for the education of young people with a disability are contained in the Minister’s Directive available online. The Department also maintains a fund for assistive technology (AT) devices in schools. A designated accessible parking space is provided.


Holman Centre
Suite 101
250 Water Street
Summerside, PE
C1N 1B6

Phone: (902) 438-4130
Fax: (902) 438-4062



Apprebticeship Training and Skilled Trade Certification

Interested persons enroll in Apprenticeship after they start work in a designated trade.


PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE C1A 7N8
Phone: 902-368-4000
Toll-free 1-800-236-5196



The Government of Prince Edward Island-Student Loans

Offers the option of student loans to pay for the initial administration costs, course fees, and living allowances for post-secondary education.


176 Great George St
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 7N8
Tel: (902) 368-4640



Harbourview Training Centre

Primarily engaged in job counseling, job training, and work experience for unemployed and underemployed persons and persons with disabilities.


P.O. Box 452
28 Church Street
Souris, PE
C0A 2B0

Phone:  (902) 687-3032
Fax:  (902) 743-3032
Website: Click here 



Harmony Training Centre

Offers general employment skills training, career exploration, upgrading programs, specialized training in a number of areas, and community development and entrepreneurship training.


Souris Line Road
Souris, PE C0A 2B0

Tel: (902) 687-2458



Holland College

Call to check program accessibility if you are a student with physical, mobility, or intellectual disability or a mature student with a disability.


140 Weymouth Street
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4Z1
Contact: Velda Crane
Coordinator of Student Academic Support.
Tel: (902) 629-4237
Toll Free: 1-800-446-5265



National Educational Association of Disabled Students (NEADS)

Increases public awareness of issues and concerns affecting the educational resources and environment of students with disabilities, as well as information on access to post secondary education and the labour market for post-secondary graduates with disabilities. "Moving On" is a downloadable online transition guide in PDF for high school students. ( The PEI representative is UPEI student Paul Cudmore.


Carleton University
4th Level Unicentre, Room 426
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6
Tel: (613) 380-8065

Toll-Free: 1-877-670-1256

Fax: (613) 369-4391




PEI Literacy Alliance

Advances literacy for the people of Prince Edward Island.


Sherwood Business Centre
161 St. Peters Road
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 5P7

PEI Literacy Alliance
PO Box 20107
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 9E3

Tel: (902) 368-3620
Fax: (902) 368-3269



The University of Prince Edward Island

Committed to creating an accessible and inclusive community for all students including equal access to University services, programs, and facilities for students with disabilities.


Student Affairs
Dalton Hall, 5th floor
550 University Avenue
Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3
Nicole Wadden Garland
Accessibility Services Coordinator
Tel: (902) 628-4364



Workplace Learning PEI

Works through "Prior Learning Assessment Recognition" (PLAR) and the "Essential Skills Program" in partnership with businesses, unions, and organizations to assess learning needs and recommend a variety of programs to meet the needs of your employees.


PO Box 3254
40 Enman Crescent
Charlottetown, PE C1A 8W5
Tel: (902) 368-6498