Katkwenyes is a literacy and basic skills upgrading centre dedicated to providing a safe and culturally appropriate environment geared toward English speaking adult learners 19 years and over. Our current annual target is 83 learners across 5 goal paths (Independence, Secondary, Post-Secondary, Employment and apprenticeship). The number of learners that have been serviced is currently at 172, 207% of our target with 58% being of aboriginal ancestry.
Katkwenyes offers regular programming in areas of: Basic Upgrading, Basic Computers (beginner level), Intermediate Computers (PowerPoint), Advanced Computers (Excel), Tutoring, G1 Driver Education, Aboriginal Languages, Journaling. We have also extended our program reach by servicing current high school students with a home work club.
Throughout the year Katkwenyes also hosts a variety of cultural workshops including crafts (moccasins, dream catchers, beading, drum making, medicine pouches) medicines (salve making, medicine walks, eco- circles, cooking).
In order to service the community, overcome common barriers and promote a healthy learning environment Katkwenyes also provides healthy snacks for each program offered as well as additional training supports (eligibility criteria applies) in areas of childcare and transportation.