Food for Kids Program

We know that the closure of schools has been difficult for many families, especially those who rely on school-based Student Nutrition Programs. The TDSB and the Toronto Foundation for Student Success have teamed up to provide families at your school with $50 grocery store food cards (one per TDSB student). If your family would benefit from this card, please complete the registration form online.
Online Registration Form



Thank you to the approximately 700 students who responded to our email asking about your preference  between a hybrid in-school option and a possible online option  with synchronous (real time) scheduled online classes. 

Your preferences have been noted and with the recent addition of some online courses in the regular program, guidance counsellors are re-scheduling students for their preference where possible.

We have continued to process requests as quickly as we can and will deliver the timetables to your TDSB email account as soon as possible. Those who have not accessed their TDSB email or need to reset their passwords should follow instructions below*

Online classes will begin on Tuesday, September 22nd.  Regular classes begin on Thursday, Sept. 17th but with students spread out over the 6-day cycle only a few students have classes on the first day.   Please wait until you have your timetable to determine which days you will be coming in to the school, if at all.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to welcoming you back.

*To reset your password please visit

To initialize your account or change your password, you must have your TDSB student number (you'll need the last four digits as part of your initial password).  These four digits combined with your numeric day of birth and month of birth will be used as a shared secret password. Please visit  the website at and click on the “Mail” tab. Students will be prompted to login using their TDSB Username (your 9-digit student number) and initial password (####DDMM@Tdsb).  For example, a student born on Dec.31 with a student number of 312345678 would have an initial password of 56783112@Tdsb.



With the health and safety of staff and students in mind CALC has reduced the number of students in classes and only half the class is present on any in-class day.  The rest of the classwork is done in online classes and through home study.  Presently, only Option 1 is available although a second option of fully online study is being investigated.  Registered students have received emails asking them which would be their preference if an online option becomes available. 


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Course 1

In class





Course 1



Course 2

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1:45 pm








Course 2


Course 1



Course 2


Course 1



o   The schedule is a 6-Day cycle

o   The example above shows a student taking 2 courses

o   Students taking 2 courses will attend CALC in person 2 mornings  every 6-Day cycle

o   The remainder of learning is done on-line

o   *Note that Day 6 falls on the Monday of the second week, and so the next Day 1 begins on Tuesday of the second week


Online courses MAY be an option.  The TDSB and Adult Schools are looking in to this possibility.

Please Note: Students with classes on a particular day will be screened at the door according to Public Health protocols for Covid-19 screening. The school remains closed except for staff and those students with confirmed appointments or classes. 

Please check the website at for answers to your frequently asked questions (FAQ's). Updated information will be shared as it becomes available.  We thank you for your patience and flexibility during these challenging times and look forward to you being a part of the CALC community!

Please keep checking our website as well as the CALC My School Day App for the most recent updates.

We look forward to you being a part of the CALC community!

Quad 1 2020/21 (Sept 17 - Nov.) 

Alert: online-registration forms have been deactivated as demand as has exceeded our capacity at the moment. Please continue to monitor our website for updates.

If you have already registered on-line please continue to check your email and our website for next steps. 

If you wish to be added to our Registration Waiting List Please Click Here to complete the form.

Our 2020/2021 Course Offerings are available here  


For detailed course descriptions please click here 

Special Message:

We understand that as a result of COVID-19 the last few months have been very challenging and uncertain for people around the world. We know our community has been impacted similarly and we appreciate the hard work and commitment of both our students and staff. We are also very much looking forward to welcoming you back to our CALC community and supporting you with your educational and career goals.

RESOURCES and POTENTIAL SUPPORTS for our students during this challenging time have been sourced by TDSB Social Workers and CALC's community partners.  A list of supports can be found here.

Resources for Adult Day Students

Income Supports

Food Resources

Resources for Parents


city adult learning centreThe City Adult Learning Centre (CALC) is a secondary school that offers an academic program for adult students, ages 21 and over,  who wish to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).  We support all post secondary destinations: college, university, apprenticeship and workplace. 

Our innovative programs include CANEX Co-op,  Personal Support Worker (accredited under PEPA - the PSW Educational Program Accreditation effective October 9, 2012) and Childcare Assistant Certificate Program.

Registration to CALC takes place each Quad. Quads begin in September, November, February and April. 

 Please note that refunds will be limited during the registration periods period to each Quad.  Refunds can not be processed at this time.  Alternate methods are being investigated.

 Starting for the 2019-2020 school year, City Adult Learning Centre (CALC) has replaced its paper student agenda with the “My School Day App”. 

My School Day





The APP is a living resource for CALC’s staff and students. The App provides information regarding school schedules, school events, and daily announcements.  It enables students to be better informed and organized. Students can customize the notifications, news and calendar information they receive based on their own classes and interest.  The City Adult Learning Centre “My School Day App" Is an easy way for students to stay informed about classes,  clubs, and school activities.

Stay up to Date and Download the My School Day App from the App Store (IOS) or Google Play and Select your school: City Adult Learning Centre

App Store

google play



Once the App is downloaded set the school to the City Adult Learning Centre and select "Adult" for channels and timetables. 






At CALC Your Voice Matters!

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Retrieved from: Feb.02.2020


Student Feedback Questionnaire

(time to complete approx. 2-3 mins)

The City Adult Learning Centre is committed to creating a safe, welcoming, equitable and accessible learning environment which promotes high levels of student achievement and well-being.  We know that your experience as Adult Learners is unique and honest feedback is an important part of helping us improve our students’ experience.  Please help us help  you by sharing your voice through the feedback questionnaire. The survey is made up of 10 questions. Your name and email address will NOT be collected and your identity will NOT be revealed to your teachers or the administration.  Feel  free to skip any questions that do not apply. Remember, at CALC your voice matters and we want to hear from you!





There are many supports available on site: Guidance (PLAR), Client Care Coordinator and Nurse Practitioners (from South Riverdale Community Health Centre), School Settlement Workers, and Immigrant Women's Health Centre.

Extracurricular activities include after school sports, games and discussions.