Contact North | Contact Nord


Ontario’s Distance Education & Training Network

Get a degree, diploma or certificate or upgrade your skills through online learning without having to leave the community.

Over 4 million Ontarians across the province can participate in online and distance programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 22 public universities and 250 literacy and basic skills and training providers without having to leave their community by accessing the services available from Contact North.

Students have free use of computers with high-speed Internet at local centres to connect to their online courses and complete their course work. Students also have a quiet place to complete their course work, link with other students in informal support groups and write supervised exams.

Contact North | Contact Nord is funded by the Ontario government, and there is no cost for students to use the local online learning centres.

Free Essential Skills Education Information Session

Registration: 613-830-4357 ext. 301  or  drop in to our free information session
Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2016 from 10:00 to 12:00
Location: 240 Centrum Boulevard, Orleans, Room 127
Refreshments included – see Open House Flyer

Contact North | Contact Nord also offers

Ontario Online Learning Portal for Students –
24/7 access for Ontarians to information on 1,000 programs and 18,000 courses available online and at a distance from Ontario’s public colleges, universities, literacy and basic skills and training providers

e-Channel Portal
24/7 access for Ontarians to online literacy and basic skills courses for students and instructors

Student Information Hotline
Access for Ontarians to connect live via phone, e-mail or chat with staff who provide information on online and distance programs and courses, assistance with the registration process and other student

The Contact North | Contact Nord Orleans online learning centre is located at 240 Centrum Blvd. – Unit 105 in Orléans. For more information, contact Christina Patterson, Online Learning Recruitment Officer, at 613-830-4357 ext. 301 or visit



What is Contact North | Contact Nord?

Ontario’s Distance Education and Training Network, Contact North | Contact Nord provides a comprehensive set of services to students and Ontario’s publicly assisted colleges, universities, school boards, literacy, basic skills and other training providers (education and training providers). Contact North |Contact Nord is funded by the Ontario government.

What services does Contact North |Contact Nord provide to students?

We support students and prospective students to take distance education and online courses and programs from Ontario’s public education and training providers. We provide the following services:

  • 112 Online Learning Centres – including  the centre in Orléans
  • Services in English and French
  • 24/7 Access to Information via
  • Information and Assistance with the Registration Process
  • Support and Encouragement
  • Referrals to Community and Employment Agencies
  • Exam Invigilation and Attendance Monitoring
  • Technical Support
  • Distance Education Technologies
  • Referrals to Academic Advising and Counselling

What kind of programs and courses are available?

The education and training partners offer a wide range of online programming, from academic upgrading, completion of high school, college certificates and diplomas, university degrees, as well as post graduate programs at the Masters level. We can assist you in finding the program or course you are looking for.

The Contact North | Contact Nord centre is located at 240 Centrum Blvd. – Unit 105 in Orléans. You can contact the Online Learning Recruitment Officer, Christina, at (613) 830-4357 ext. 301 or visit