Government of Prince Edward Island - Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

AKA: Formerly Department of Education, Early Learning and Culture

Libraries and Archives - Archives Online Databases

Users can search Memory PEI and the PARO Collections Database to find information about items or collections of items at the Public Archives. Memory PEI provides information at a collection level and the PARO Collections Database offers item level searching as well as family history information sear...
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Libraries and Archives - Archives Public Services

Staff are available to help people who visit the archives in person to do family tree or historical research on PEI subjects. Includes:
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Libraries and Archives - Centre for Equitable Library Access Service

Public library card holders with disabilities affecting their ability to read print materials have access to the Centre for Equitable Library Access (CELA) collection. Books and other resources are available as downloads or can be borrowed and mailed to the person's home. Resources include:
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Libraries and Archives - Home Library Service

Provides home delivery of library materials including books, DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and DAISY talking books to those unable to visit the library for health reasons. Items are chosen by library staff and delivered by volunteers every 6 weeks.
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Libraries and Archives - Public Library Services

Provides free loans of books, DVDs and other multimedia to people who register for a library card. Most public library locations also offer:
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Libraries and Archives - Sun Life Musical Instrument Lending Library

Provides public library card holders with access to over 150 musical instruments that can be borrowed for up to 3 weeks at a time. The collection can be searched online through the Library Catalogue website and includes:
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Make a Complaint - Early Learning and Child Care Facilities

Concerns or complaints about early learning centres or child care facilities should be reported to the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning, which is responsible for issuing licences to these establishments.
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School Registration for Newcomers

Parents of children or youth born outside Canada or who speak a language other than English or French at home are eligible for English as an Additional Language or French as an Additional Language services.
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SkillsPEI - Apprenticeship Program

Provides a training program for those working toward professional certification in a designated skilled trade in PEI. The program offers a combination of on-the-job training with a qualified tradesperson(80%) with in-class training (20%). A list of designated skilled trades in PEI is available on th...
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SkillsPEI - Career Connect Program

Provides eligible applicants who qualify for regular Employment Insurance (EI) benefits to continue receiving those benefits while they attend full time post-secondary studies within Canada for the duration of their claim.
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SkillsPEI - Online Directory of Registered Private Training Schools

Provides an online directory of private training schools that have registered with the provincial government to operate in PEI.
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SkillsPEI - Training PEI

Assists job seekers in gaining skills and education necessary to find and maintain employment. Financial support is provided to enable the job seeker to complete a post secondary certificate or diploma program. (up to 70% of course costs)
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SkillsPEI - Youth Apprenticeship Program

Provides high school students with an opportunity to explore trade career options and gain a head start on the post-secondary apprenticeship training program.
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SkillsPEI - Youth Internship Program

Provides youth with an opportunity to develop skills, with an overall emphasis on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) by offering various internships throughout the year that last approximately 12 weeks each. Four host organizations are responsible for offering internship opportunities un...
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SkillsPEI- Self Employ PEI

Helps job seekers who want to launch their own business by providing financial support and business counselling during their first year in operation.
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Student Financial Services - Community Service Bursary

Provides bursaries for students entering post-secondary of up to $750.00 in recognition of volunteer work completed between the end of Grade 9 and June 30 of the year the student graduates Grade 12. Bursaries have no cash value and are applied directly to the student's post-secondary account in Nove...
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Student Financial Services - Debt Reduction Grant Program

Students graduating from a post-secondary program with more than $6000.00 in federal and provincial student loans borrowed per year can apply for a grant to help reduce their provincial student loan balance. Maximum grant amounts are:
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Student Financial Services - Goverment of PEI Marine Atlantic Bursary

Provides eligible PEI students the opportunity to apply for a $3000.00 bursary to help with post-secondary education costs. Applicants must be former employees or dependents of of former employees of Marine Atlantic.
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Student Financial Services - Medical Residency Provincial Loan Repayment Relief

Provides an opportunity for Island students who are completing their medical residency to apply for interest relief on their PEI student loans until the residency program is complete. The federal portion of student loans is not eligible for the repayment relief plan.
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Student Financial Services - PEI Student Loan Rehabilitation Program

Provides former students who have defaulted on their PEI provincial student loans with an opportunity to bring their account back into good standing by providing a six-month payment schedule. The benefits of registering and successfully completing a six-month rehabilitation plan include:
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Student Financial Services - Provincial Student Loan Repayment

Provides online information about the loan repayment process for PEI provincial student loans. Former students must begin to repay their PEI student loans within twelve months after the last date they attended school on a full-time basis. The provincial portion of student loans is interest-free as l...
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Student Financial Services - Severe Permanent Disability Benefit

Provides eligible applicants with financial relief by cancelling their PEI provincial student loan debt if they have a severe permanent disability that prevents them from participating in post-secondary studies and the labour force for the remainder of their life.
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Student Financial Services - Student Loan Appeals

Offers people who feel their student loan application was not properly assessed according to financial need the chance to appeal the decision. Only appealable expenses will be considered and fall into three general categories:
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Student Financial Services - Student Loans and Bursaries

Students can apply online for financial assistance to help pay for eligible costs associated with obtaining post-secondary education. By filling out the PEI Student Financial Assistance online application, students will be assessed for eligibility for the following:
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Student Well-being Teams

Provides free in-school supports and services for public school students who are struggling with mental, social and/or physical health issues. Examples of issues the teams can help with include:
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Triple P Positive Parenting Program

Supports are offered to Island parents to help them build their parenting skills and manage the challenges of raising children ages 0-16 years. Various levels of support are offered to meet different needs, including:
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Adult Education - Adult Upgrading Online Information

Provides information online about various ways adults who have not completed high school or have graduated without specific marks or credits can upgrade in preparation for post-secondary programs. Includes:
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Adult Education - GED Testing

People who did not finish high school can register to take a series of five GED tests online which, when successfully passed, allow them to receive a PEI Grade 12 equivalency diploma. The following five subject areas are covered:
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Autism Funding

Funding is available to help parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders pay for specific services related to their child's support and education. Includes:
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Early Years Autism Services

Early Years Autism Specialists provide individualized services to help preschool and kindergarten aged children who are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders to acquire new skills. Appointments occur at the child's home, early learning centre or school and services can include:
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Home Education

Parents can educate their children at home using a home education program or by following the public education system's curriculum.
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