Meet our Annual Award Winners: Barbara & Mabungu

For the first time in GLA’s history, we actually have two recipients for the same annual award. Please allow us to introduce you to Barbara and Mabungu, co-winners of the Lois Gray Award for Achievement. Learner: Barbara Lyle Nominated by: Wendy Somerville GLA Online Mentor: Nida Doherty Congratulations to Barbara Lyle, who was nominated by…

March Learner of Month: Joel Mongeau

Congratulations to Joel Mongeau; GLA’s March Learner of the Month. Joel stood out to GLA as a dedicated learner while taking the Live online course, Creative Writing. He attended and fully participated in every session. During the class, his instructor told us that he always supported and encouraged other learners, as well as the instructor….

February Learner of Month: Kelly Lampi

Kelly attends the onsite LBS program Valley Adult Learning Association (VALA) in Fort Frances, Ontario (350 km West of Thunder Bay) as a client of WSIB.  His onsite instructor at VALA, Kim, shares the following:  Kelly worked for many years in the heating and air conditioning trade but was injured and now has to re-train…

January Learner of Month: Rose Frappier

Meet Rose! Though in her 70’s, she began a path of self-improvement this past fall by enrolling in Good Learning Anywhere.  She has drive and determination to achieve a Bachelor’s degree no matter how long it might take. Since last fall, she has completed 5 SABA live courses (including First Step and Postsecondary Readiness). She…

2018 Annual Award Nominations

It’s that time of year again where we nominate learners for our two annual awards! This is truly a very special time for our program as we have the opportunity to hear all the amazing success stories from our learners. In 2010, Sioux – Hudson Literacy Council named two awards after two learners that embody…

December Learner of Month: Michele Etmanskie

Congratulations to Michele Etmanskie for being chosen as Good Learning Anywhere’s Learner of the Month for December.  Michele has been with GLA since June 2017.  In the beginning, it was a struggle for her due to technical issues and she was not able to log into her PLATO account.  Persevering, and with the assistance of…

November Learner of Month: Veronica Baumgartner

Congratulations to Veronica Baumgartner for being chosen as Good Learning Anywhere’s Learner of the Month for November.  Veronica is working hard towards completing her high school diploma. She relied completely on her computer reading program to do any reading. However, over the past two years, she has gained more confidence in trying new things, and,…

October Learners of Month: Eric & Jennifer

Jennifer and Eric Tennant are the very first learners to earn the title of Learner of the Month together. They enrolled in Good Learning Anywhere a month ago while attending the MNO – Job Readiness program from North Bay. For two weeks, Jennifer worked live from 9-12 in Saba with us, and in the afternoons,…

Take Your Child to Work Day

On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017, one of our staff members, Julie Mallon had the opportunity to take her son, Kieran, to work for the day. Below is a reflection of their day written by Julie Mallon. Today I had my Grade 9, 14-year-old son Kieran “come” to work with me.  This consisted of the long…