COMMUNITY

EDUCATION

Cochrane offers educational programs for everyone who wants to learn in our community. The Town of Cochrane promotes education in training because it realizes the importance of having a trained workforce and available education programs for its residential families.

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Cochrane’s school population is small enough to promote a level of personal learning that your children won’t get in any larger city environment. Another substantial advantage to joining our small but growing community. Welcome to the wonderfully unexpected.

  • Early Childhood
  • After School Programs
  • Elementary Schools
  • Secondary Schools
  • Post Secondary Schools
  • At Distance Learning
  • Adult Education Services
  • Employment Training

Daycare & Early

CHILDHOOD SERVICES

The Town of Cochrane realizes the importance of promoting the well-being of our community’s children. We provide a safe, child-centered, caring and nurturing environment that encourages, stimulates and fosters self-esteem and growth. Our services are offered both in English and French environments at the Cochrane Child Care Centre and Garde d’enfants de Cochrane, respectively.

COCHRANE CHILD CARE CENTRE
435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6092
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: lora.st-pierre@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre
GARDE D’ENFANTS DE COCHRANE
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6092
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: lora.st-pierre@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre

DAYCARE FEES

Full Day $38.10
Half Day $25.75
Nursery School $17.50
Before School $6.20
After School $10.30
Late Fees $25.00 
Third & Subsequent Child $25.75

SUMMER CAMP FEES

First Child $32.45
Second Child $25.75
Third Child $19.05

SCHOOL AGE REGISTRATION

Register your school aged children with the Cochrane Child Care Centre by downloading the form and submitting it to our child care general manager.

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DAYCARE REGISTRATION

Register your children for daycare or summer camp by downloading the form and submitting it to our child care general manager.

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FINANCIAL SUBSIDY PROGRAM

A subsidy program is available to provide financial assistance for child care. Visit the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board website for further details.

WORKING WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

We believe that child care facilities should provide the highest quality of child care programs for all children. As a result, our qualified resource teachers implement strategies and programs that assist those with special needs.

PARENT RESOURCE AND ONTARIO EARLY YEARS CENTRE

The Cochrane Parent Resource and Ontario Early Years Centre can also be found at the Cochrane Child Care Centre. The Cochrane Parent Resource and Ontario Early Years Centre is a place where parents, grandparents, caregivers and children six years of age and under play and learn together. Where parent and caregivers can take part with their children in a range of programs and activities, get answers to questions, get information about programs and services that are available to young children, and talk to early years professionals as well as with other parents and caregivers in our community all free of charge. Download this month’s calendar or find the online version of the upcoming activities on your right.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Both of the Town of Cochrane child care centres are open from 7:30am to 5:45pm, Monday through Friday. The centres will be closed for statutory holidays.

Monday – Friday 7:30am – 5:45pm 
Weekends Closed 
Statutory Holidays Closed
LORA ST-PIERRE
GENERAL MANAGER
COCHRANE CHILD CARE CENTRE
435 Tenth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-6092
Fax: (705) 272-2718
Email: lora.st-pierre@cochraneontario.com
Facebook: @CochraneChildCareCentre

AUGUST, 2017

MON21AUG10:00 AM- 11:30 AMPlaygroup at Hill Crest ParkCochrane Parent Resource and Ontario Early Years Centre/Brighter Futures10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

THU24AUG10:00 AM- 11:30 AMPlaygroup at Lake Commando BeachCochrane Parent Resource and Ontario Early Years Centre/Brighter Futures10:00 AM - 11:30 AM Cochrane Child Care Centre

THU31AUG10:00 AM- 11:30 AMPlaygroup at Hill Crest ParkCochrane Parent Resource and Ontario Early Years Centre/Brighter Futures10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

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Parent

HANDBOOK

Download a copy of our latest parent handbook document, which promotes the well-being of our community’s children. We also invite you to come and take a tour of our centres.

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Library

PROGRAMMING

In Cochrane, learning doesn’t just happen between school walls. Once the bell rings, the educational experiences extend throughout the local community, with programs ranging from reading sessions, book review clubs, and even anime. Adults can also get in on the fun, with programs dedicated to reading, tech help, and even knitting. You can find information of available after school programs below.

COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY

Flexing our learning muscle also spreads through the town’s public library. The library offers educational programs for kids, youth, and even adults alike. Introducing the library’s featured immersive programming. Simply click on the program titles and be redirected to the most current information in regards to available programming.

Kids Programs

  • Reading Buddies
  • The Next Chapter
  • Tales For Tots
  • Storytime!
  • Forest of Reading

Youth Programs

  • Forest of Reading – White Pine
  • Anime Club
  • Youth Book Review

LIBRARY PROGRAMS

Find and interactive calendar of upcoming after school programs held at the Cochrane Public Library. To learn more about the Cochrane Public Library and its features, please visit our community services page or directly on their website.

COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
178 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4178
Website: cochranepubliclibrary.com
Facebook: CochraneLibrary

AUGUST, 2017

SAT19AUG2:00 PM- 3:00 PMFairy Gardening @ your libraryRegister today for FREE!2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Cochrane Public Library ORGANIZER: Cochrane Public Library

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DAYCARE SERVICES

There are two daycares available in town. The Cochrane Child Care Centre and Garde d’Enfants de Cochrane supplement the town’s post-secondary pathway by ensuring parents and guardians are able to obtain their education while their children are well taken care of.

Discover the Town of Cochrane’s available daycare services on the ‘Early Childhood‘ tab above.

Elementary

EDUCATION

The Town of Cochrane has three available options for children of the elementary age. Not only do our public schools offer French immersion and bilingual certification programs, but Cree language classes are also available. Both French and English Catholic schools are available and produce diversely educated members of the community.

COCHRANE PUBLIC SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH PUBLIC

The English public option for students in Cochrane, within the ages of Kindergarten up until grade 8. While the school focuses on the English language, French immersion classes are also integrated into the curriculum.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their profile found on the District School Board Ontario North East website.

COCHRANE PUBLIC SCHOOL
543 A Chalmers Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3246
Fax: (705) 272-2713
Website: dsb1.edu.on.ca

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD - PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH

LANGUAGE | FRENCH SEPARATE

The French separate option for students in Cochrane, within the ages of Kindergarten up until grade 8. This school is part of the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes-Rivières.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their profile on the CSCDGR website.

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD – PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4354
Fax: (705) 272-4355
Website: cscdgr.education

AILEEN-WRIGHT ENGLISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH SEPARATE

The Aileen Wright English Catholic School strives to develop and provide each learner with an education of the highest quality, in a positive Christian environment with caring, dedicated and efficient staff.

Our school actively involves students, teachers, and parents in the establishment and growth of a positive school climate in which every child can realize their full potential.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their profile on the NCDSB website.

AILEEN-WRIGHT ENGLISH CATHOLIC SCHOOL
75 Sixth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4707
Fax: (705) 272-6426
Website: ncdsb.on.ca

Secondary

EDUCATION

It’s been said that knowledge is power, and that’s never been more true than it is today. The societal value of a rock solid secondary education in order to prepare for the competitive global economy, has become a prioritized step in success. The Town of Cochrane has a wide range of secondary educational institutions available to you.

ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE COCHRANE HIGH SCHOOL

LANGUAGE | ENGLISH PUBLIC

École secondaire Cochrane High School is a composite high school of about 250 students within a diverse student population, with English, French, and Native students.

They offer an extensive range of programs and courses for a small school. In addition to the usual academic courses, ESCHS also offers Technical courses such as woodworking, welding, transportation, mixed shops, and design. On the creative side, drama, visual arts, music, and media studies are also available.

The staff continually strives to help each student achieve success, with a team approach to education; one that involves classroom teachers, the guidance counselor, the Student Success teacher, the Special Education teacher, the Principal, the Child and Youth Worker, and the Aboriginal Youth Liaison Officer.

It is the English public option for students in Cochrane, within the ages grade 9 to grade 12. While the school focuses on the English language, French immersion classes are also integrated into the curriculum.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their website or their profile found on the District School Board Ontario North East website.

ÉCOLE SECONDAIRE COCHRANE HIGH SCHOOL
2070 453 B Chalmers Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4372
Fax: (705) 272-4384
Website: dsb1.edu.on.ca

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD - PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH

LANGUAGE | FRENCH SEPARATE

The French separate option for students in Cochrane, within the ages of grade 9 to grade 12. This school is part of the Conseil scolaire catholique de district des Grandes-Rivières.

To learn more about the school’s teachers, administration, and board, please visit their profile on the CSCDGR website.

ÉCOLE CATHOLIQUE NOUVEAU REGARD – PAVILLON ST-JOSEPH
399 Eighth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3080
Fax: (705) 272-5436
Website: cscdgr.education

Post-Secondary

EDUCATION

Post-secondary education in Cochrane is offered through career training facilities and distance learning institutions. The daycare and early childhood centres supplement the town’s post-secondary pathway by ensuring parents and guardians are able to obtain their education while their children are well taken care of.

APITISAWIN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

Apitisawin Employment & Training (AET) is a human resource development company located in Taykwa Tagamou Nation with a secondary office in the Town of Cochrane. Apitisawin’s mission is to empower individuals with alternative education within our Training Centre for success in the competitive industry of today and the future.

Apitisawin maintains partnerships with various universities and colleges in the province to ensure delivery of collegial programs in Cochrane. For up to date information regarding programs that are currently being offered at their campus, please consult their website.

APITISAWIN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
207 Sixth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-2051
Fax: (705) 272-2091
Website: apitisawin.com

At Distance

EDUCATION

Distance education or distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school. Courses that are conducted (51% or more) are either hybrid, blended or 100% whole instruction. At undergraduate level distance learning usually means students engaging with learning materials at home or work.

CONTACT NORTH

Contact North is Ontario’s distance education and training network. It offers access to education and training through online learning from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 20 universities, literacy, and other training organizations. Established in 1986, it is a non-profit corporation funded by the Government of Ontario.

Access more than 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses offered online by Ontario’s public colleges and universities. Start by researching the following links below.

E-CHANNEL ONLINE

Get information on available online literacy and basic skills training opportunities and support services.

STUDY ONLINE GATEWAY

For students and prospective students. Get information on available online programs and courses, as well as student support services from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, literacy and basic skills and training providers.

TEACH ONLINE TOOLS

For faculty and instructors. Get up to date information, resources, tips, tools and training for teaching online and at a distance.

CONFERENCING SERVICES

Get information on audio conferencing, video conferencing, and web conferencing services for businesses and organizations.

E-CHANNEL LOGIN

Login to your e-Channel literacy and basic skills online sessions.

E-CLASSES LOGIN

Login to your classes using the e-Classes web conferencing platform.

CONTACT NORTH
171 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3444
Fax: (705) 272-4817
Website: contactnorth.ca

NORTHERN COLLEGE

Maybe you are thinking about going back to school to get ahead. Maybe you are looking for the opportunity to earn while you learn. Maybe you are doing something amazing like traveling or raising a family. Whatever you are doing, wherever you are, whatever you want to be, wherever you want to go, make education go to the distance.

Distance Learning means that you can learn from where you are today and develop the skills for where you want to be tomorrow. Various modes of delivery are offered including correspondence, video and web-based programs.

VIDEO COURSES

Enable students at any of our four campuses to be in the same class, with the instructor teaching from one of the campuses. Northern also offers video systems that allow students who live in various Northern Ontario communities to attend school without leaving their communities.

CORRESPONDENCE COURSES

Enable students to be able to take a course at their own pace. Students are able to start when it is convenient for them. These courses are paper-based, and students have approximately 16 weeks to complete the course.

WEB-BASED COURSES

Our web-based courses are delivered in one of two ways, synchronous or asynchronous. With synchronized courses, students attend “live lectures” in an online environment. These courses are delivered to anywhere that students have access to the internet. We also offer Centra, a web-based platform to taking web-based courses. In addition, we use Blackboard Collaborate. This mode of delivery is used when many of our student in a particular course are located outside of Northern Ontario.

With asynchronous courses, most of the studies are completed in a self-guided environment with due dates for assignments and tests. Students have access to a facilitator who assists with any questions the student might have, and also provides feedback to the assessments the students complete.

ONTARIO LEARN

Northern College is also a partner in a consortium called Ontario Learn, in which students are able to take courses offered by several of the colleges in Ontario. The main difference is that the facilitator is located at another college within Ontario. Courses delivered through Ontario Learn may be delivered using Blackboard, Moodle, D2L, or other learning management systems.

NORTHERN COLLEGE
149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4188
Fax: (705) 272-2887
Website: northernc.on.ca/distance-learning

Adult

EDUCATION

PROGRAMS & SERVICES

The adult based education centres in Cochrane provide literacy, numeracy and essential skills services that help individuals achieve goals related to further education and training, employment, apprenticeship or increased independence; in both the English and French language.

ADULT LEARNING CENTRE
146 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4860
Fax: (705) 272-2760
Website:  alctraining.ca
CENTRE D’ALPHABETISATION AU PIED DE LA LETTRE
161 Sixth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-3513
Fax: (705) 272-3514

DEVELOPMENT ASSESSMENTS

The centres provide essential skill assessments, as well as the committed support in clarifying the upgrading of goals and a developmental training plan to achieve them. A mark of preparation for a successful future.

ENTRY LEVEL DEVELOPMENT

The centres also offer services to help individuals develop the skills needed for entry into a college equivalency upgrade program, preparation for adult credit, workforce readiness, GED preparation, pre-apprenticeship training, personal independence, and computer training.

COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY

In addition to the centres above who offer adult education services, the Cochrane Public Library also plays host to a variety of adult programs. A great place to learn, meet, and be active. Library memberships are free to all Cochrane residents, so join today! A visit will get you thinking.

Adult Programs

  • Adult Book Club
  • Library Book Club
  • Adult Colouring
  • Documentary Night
  • Tech Help
  • Knitting
COCHRANE PUBLIC LIBRARY
178 Fourth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4178
Website: olsn.ca/cochrane

Employment

TRAINING

There are various institutions that can help you access employment training in Cochrane. These resource centres have been created to help residents of the area get re-hired and or re-trained for employment. Both organizations offer a wide range of human resource services.

APITISAWIN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING

Apitisawin Employment & Training (AET) is a human resource development company located in Taykwa Tagamou Nation with a secondary office in the town of Cochrane, Ontario. AET has expertise in a wide range of Human Resources areas and is currently targeting the explosive mining sector and natural resources’ market. AET’s role with Taykwa Tagamou Nation corporations is to ensure that there is a fair and transparent procedure for all Taykwa Tagamou Nation to members to apply for training and employment.

AET also provide services of receiving and posting of opportunities from partners, local businesses and proponents in the growing mining and natural resource sectors to other First Nations and the general public.

APITISAWIN EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
207 Sixth Street
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-2051
Fax: (705) 272-2091
Website: apitisawin.com

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE

The employment resource centre, by the Cochrane District Social Services Administration Board, is often the first stop for people looking to get re-hired or re-trained for a different position. They also service employers who are looking to get their staff trained within a specific field.

The employment councillors can help direct you to the right service provider, government program, and funding agencies to help kick start your career or increase the training services for your employees.

EMPLOYMENT RESOURCE CENTRE
149 Fifth Avenue
Cochrane, ON P0L 1C0
Telephone: (705) 272-4214
Toll-Free: (888) 626-1538
Fax: (705) 272-2883
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