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Welcome to the Maniwaki Continuing Education Centre!

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About Us

About Us

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At our adult education center, professionalism is rooted in compassion and respect. We prioritize leading with the heart, creating a safe and supportive environment where students feel valued and understood. We strive to be steady anchors and calm seas, guiding our students through their educational journey with empathy and patience. 

We treat our students as adults and partners, fostering a collaborative atmosphere where their voices are heard, and their input is valued. Through active listening and genuine engagement, we seek to understand their needs and preferences, always acting in their best interest. Decision-making is a shared process, empowering students to take ownership of their learning experience. 

Customization is key to our approach, recognizing that each student has unique strengths and challenges. We provide tough love from a place of compassion, offering praise, recognition, and positive feedback to encourage growth and confidence. Upholding their dignity and confidentiality is paramount, ensuring a safe and respectful space for learning. 

We consistently view situations through the lens of "how can I best help students," staying positive, proactive, and solution-oriented at all times. Our communication is non-confrontational, fostering understanding and cooperation. We refrain from swearing, taking things personally, or passing judgment, instead focusing on building trust and mutual respect.


In summary, our professionalism is defined by our commitment to compassion, partnership, and empowerment, always striving to uphold the values of adult education in everything we do. 


Programs and Services:

  • Quebec High School Diploma

  • Vocational Diplomas

  • Academic Upgrading

  • Pre-requisite training

  • GDT (General Development Test) Testing

  • SSETs

  • Classroom and facility rental opportunities evenings and weekends

  • Offering Commerce- Secretarial and Accounting Vocational Diplomas

The Centre and its Community

The Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Training Centre is located in the town of Maniwaki in the region of La Vallée de la Gatineau. The town is adjacent to the First Nations community of Kitigan Zibi, part of the Algonquin First Nations. The Maniwaki Adult Education and Vocational Training Centre serves as the only point of English academic and vocational training for adults between Gatineau and Val d'Or.

The centre has been providing academic and vocational programming in the Maniwaki area since 1986. Catering mostly to Indigenous and English communities, the centre offers academic courses leading to a DES (high school diploma) or pre-requisites for college or university programs. The centre also offers accounting and secretarial studies programs through a blended delivery of on site teaching and video conferencing. These programs lead to a Diploma of Vocational Studies (DVS). Health care programs and carpentry programs have also been delivered according to community requests and needs.

Our mission is to continue to cultivate a compassionate and respectful learning environment, guiding our students with empathy and patience as they navigate their educational journey. We empower our students as partners in their learning experiences, prioritizing customization, active listening, and collaborative decision-making to foster growth and confidence. 

Our Vision is to provide quality education in a culturally and demographically inclusive environment, with the highest academic standards, encouraging students to find their intrinsic motivation by celebrating their achievements, and always empowering them to achieve their full potential. 

Our values are founded upon the principles of diversity, acceptance, and inclusivity, where each individual is valued for their unique perspectives and experiences. We cultivate an environment of compassion and tolerance, fostering understanding and empathy towards one another. Through patience and positivity, we seek consensus, embracing proactive approaches to address challenges and promote unity. We believe in the strength of our collective voices and celebrate the richness of our differences, working collaboratively towards a shared vision of equality and harmony.

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Mae C. Styres-Decontie

I enjoy coming to Maniwaki Adult Education. I have been coming to school for 5 years, and I am almost finished to receive my diploma! I don't think I would have made it without the teachers, they are very supportive. 

My French teacher, really takes the time to explain to me about my French work and is very supportive with all that I do! The atmosphere is good and the students are very helpful. For me it is a joy to come in! I know I will miss the teachers and students when I'm done, they have been so good for me!

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