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Contact North


EducationPort Hope and District Chamber of Commerce ServiceTraining

About Us

As a community-based organization, Contact North | Contact Nord helps underserved Ontarians in 1300+ small, rural, remote, Indigenous and Francophone communities get jobs by making it possible for them to access education and training without leaving their communities.

We respond to 800,000+ requests per year from Ontarians and provide five local services:

Information on available online programs and courses from Ontario’s 24 public colleges, 24 public universities, 9 Indigenous institutes, 76 district school boards, 200 literacy and basic skills providers, and 50 skills development training providers (Ontario’s education and training providers)

Assistance with the registration process for their program or course of choice, referrals to other local support services, and assistance with financial information

Free use of computer workstations and high-speed Internet access to complete their online courses

Free use of web conferencing and videoconferencing distance learning platforms to connect to, and participate in, their live online programs and courses

Supervision of written exams and tests

We generate 58,000+ course registrations per year for Ontario’s education and training providers.

Our local staff in 78 online learning centres located in communities across Ontario, including Northumberland, deliver these services in English and French.

Our province-wide Student Information Hotline and our / and / portals, which provide information and resources for students and prospective students.