Adult Education

Western Québec’s 5 Adult Education Centres, as well as its distance education service, offer courses that allow students to complete their High School education, acquire academic upgrades, and complete required prerequisites for vocational training and other post-secondary options. All of our centres focus on student success and preparedness.

The Charter of French Language, or Law 101, does not apply to our Adult Education or Vocational Training programs. These English-language courses and programs are open to everyone, regardless of their parents’ mother tongue.

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  • Our centres do not currently offer the full-time French course subsidized by the Québec Government. For information on this course, visit Qué

Our Centres

The Western Québec School Board offers educational services to adults in 5 different establishments, as well as online through its Distance Education Services.

You may enroll at the centre in which the course or courses you would like to take is offered.  As this may change every year, depending on availability, please contact one of our centres for more information.

Hull Adult Education CentreGatineau (Hull)Cynthia Belair (
Pontiac Continuing Education CentreShawvilleMichelle Forgues (
Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Training CentreManiwakiThérèse Garneau, (
Western Quebec Continuing Education CentreVal-d’OrNatasha Frost-Larivière (
Anishnabe Adult Education CentreNotre-Dame-du-Nord (Timiskaming First Nation)Dianna Wabie (

Distance Education for Adults

Distance Education in a flexible solution aimed at students who work full time, who have childcare responsibilities, who do not reside close to an Adult Education Center, or who have medical needs.

To be eligible for distance education with Western Québec, students must live in Québec and be 16 years or older as of the July 1st immediately preceding the relevant school year.

If you are in the position that would allow you to attend an Adult Education Centre in person, we encourage you to do so.

Pros & Cons of Distance Education

Pros Cons
Highly flexible Less teacher time
Easily schedule one-on-one meetings with teachers Less structured
Study from home Exams need to be done in person at an Adult Ed Centre
  Difficult without a reliable Internet connection
  Lack of social contact with other students, or of extracurricular options

For additional information on Distance Education for Adults and to register, visit

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