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The education system in Canada encompasses both publicly-funded and private schools, including: community colleges/ technical institutes, career colleges, language schools, secondary schools, summer camps, universities and university colleges.

Education is a provincial responsibility under the Canadian constitution, which means there are significant differences between the education systems of the different provinces. However, education is important to Canadians, and standards across the country are uniformly high.

Studies have shown that LGBTQ students feel safer and more accepted when they know their schools have policies and procedures that explicitly address homophobia. A Canadian study from 2011 found that LGBTQ students from schools with such policies reported significantly fewer incidents of physical and verbal harassment due to their sexual orientation. They were exposed to fewer homophobic and transphobic comments – and they were more likely to report feeling respected in their school community. By contrast, the researchers found that “generic safe schools policies that do not include specific measures on homophobia are not effective in improving the school climate for LGBTQ students.

Research also shows that gay-straight alliances (GSAs) contribute to making schools safer for LGBTQ students. The 2011 survey confirmed that students attending schools with GSAs are much more likely to agree that their school communities are supportive of LGBTQ individuals.4 Recently, researchers surveyed a small group of educators throughout Ontario. A majority of respondents (over 85%) said the presence of GSAs had a positive impact on school climate for LGBTQ students.

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Canadian College of Health, Science & Technology

1737 Walker Road,
Windsor, ONT, N8W 3P2
Phone: 519-977-1222
www.cchst.net

Canadian College Windsor can have you career fast and ready to work in the Windsor, Ontario job market and beyond. Each of our programs are tailored to meet the needs of today’s employment market. You can expect each program to teach you the skills you need to know to be successful while feeling supported in your journey each step of the way.

Mason Education Centre

215 Talbot Street East
Leamington, ONT, N8H 3X5
Phone: 519-322-1688
www.publicboard.ca 

The Adult and Continuing Education Programs are situated at the Mason Educational Centre and the Adult and Continuing Education - "Leamington Campus". Our programs are for adults 19 years of age and older. We offer day and evening classes specifically designed to support Adult Non-Credit courses such as English as a Second Language and Literacy and Basic Skills instruction, along with credit courses to support post-secondary studies. These courses are made available to support enrollment into post-secondary college and university programs; provide an opportunity to acquire necessary credit courses to acquire your OSSD or to help improve current credit courses to support post-secondary workplace employment.

College Boreal

7515 Forest Glade Drive
Windsor, ONT, N8T 3P5
519-948-6019
www.collegeboreal.ca

Collège Boréal provides a high calibre personalised education to a diverse clientele and practices leadership to foster the sustainable development of Ontario’s Francophone community.

St. Clair College

2000 Talbot Road West
Windsor, ONT, N9A 6S4
Phone: 519-966-1656
www.stclaircollege.ca

On campus, there is a broad range of programs and a variety of sports, clubs and associations available. Approximately 6,500 full-time and 14,000 part-time students attend St. Clair College each year. Take advantage of the 408-bed, on-site residence - it's a convenient place to live and a great place to make new friends.

Greater Essex County District School Board

451 Park Street West
Windsor, ONT, N9A 6K1
Phone: 519-255-3200
www.publicboard.ca

The Greater Essex County District School Board was formed on January 1, 1998 with the amalgamation of the Windsor and Essex County Boards of Education. We have schools in nine municipalities: Windsor, LaSalle, Amherstburg, Tecumseh, Lakeshore, Essex, Kingsville, Leamington and Pelee Island. For the 2017-18 school year the GECDSB will operate 70 schools - 55 elementary and 15 secondary plus an adult education program and three Agency schools. We have approximately 36,000 students served by 4,700 employees.

Trios College

7610 Tecumseh Road East,
Windsor, ONT, N8T 1E9
Phone: 1-888-934-6043
www.trioscampus.com/windsor-campus

Conveniently located at 7610 Tecumseh Road East, TriOS College’s Windsor campus offers career-focused programs that prepare you for in-demand career paths in Business, Technology, Healthcare, Law and Supply Chain. With over twenty years of experience in skill-building and training, we’ve developed a winning strategy to get you into a new career quickly and with total confidence.

Mason Education Centre

284 Cameron Ave
Windsor, ONT, N9B 1Y6
Phone: 519-253-5006 Ext: 11007​
www.publicboard.ca 

The Adult and Continuing Education Programs are situated at the Mason Educational Centre and the Adult and Continuing Education - "Leamington Campus". Our programs are for adults 19 years of age and older. We offer day and evening classes specifically designed to support Adult Non-Credit courses such as English as a Second Language and Literacy and Basic Skills instruction, along with credit courses to support post-secondary studies. These courses are made available to support enrollment into post-secondary college and university programs; provide an opportunity to acquire necessary credit courses to acquire your OSSD or to help improve current credit courses to support post-secondary workplace employment.

University of Windsor

401 Sunset Avenue
Windsor, ONT, N9B 3P4
Phone: 519-253-3000
www.uwindsor.ca

The University of Windsor is a comprehensive, student-focused university, with more than 15,000 students enrolled in a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs including several professional schools such as Law, Business, Engineering, Education, Nursing, Human Kinetics and Social Work. We have strong student-faculty relationships, exceptional award-winning faculty and innovative staff. It creates a unifying atmosphere of excellence across all of our faculties to encourage lifelong learning, teaching, research and discovery.

 
 
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