For the past five years, Ve'ahavta Street Academy (VSA), in partnership with George Brown College, has delivered an innovative and powerful adult essential skills program created for individuals who are at-risk and/or are marginally housed. The program aims to break down barriers, restore human dignity, foster inclusivity, and empower marginalized individuals to break the cycle of poverty and improve their lives through education.
A high percentage of VSA graduates move on to other opportunities: vocational training, education (such as academic upgrading, ESL, FSL, basic education apprenticeships, and post-secondary education), and volunteer or paid work. Our graduates also receive referrals to external counselling, addiction treatment, employment services and income support programs (e.g. ODSP, OSAP).
In the course of the calendar year, VSA offers three 9-week sessions, 3 days/per week, 9:30am - 4:00pm, and case management by appointment. The general curriculum covers communication, personal management, career exploration and development, diversity (human rights code, workplace rights, labour legislation), academic /educational support subjects, transition planning and referrals, post program and support.
Thank you for interest in the Ve'ahavta Street Academy.