Our Story

Since our inception as a not-for-profit corporation in the Spring of 2017, we have pursued our vision to be a positive influence on the education and well-being of children, youth, their families, and our community.

Our mission is to inspire creativity, foster technique and encourage confidence. We aim to nurture growth by developing individuality and confidence.

It takes a village! We encourage involvement among our community, working with families to develop programming that is innovative and inclusive and supports the lifelong journey of learning through exploration in the arts, education and mindfulness practice.

With this mission at the heart of our centre, Oak Learners offers an alternative learning atmosphere, working with your child’s unique learning style to inspire their strengths and interests. We offer a wide range of programming designed with creative and inquisitive learners in mind, supporting growth “wholistically” (taking into consideration the whole body, person, or unit, the mind, body and spirit, emphasizing the importance of the whole as well as the interdependence of its parts).

Oak Learners is for ALL Learners

Howard Gardner coined the term Multiple Intelligences first in 1983 to describe the evident fact that there are many different ways that people learn. Some people learn from listening, some from watching and others from doing. People also have different ways to express what they have learned: verbally, kinesthetically, artistically, etc.

As parents and educators, it is imperative that we recognize these unique learning styles in our children and allow them opportunities to engage in their learning through equally unique modes.

At Oak Learners, we LOVE that everyone learns differently and this means we get to TEACH differently!

Oak Learners in the News

Oak Learners has been an active member of the community since our inception. Learn more about community and small business initiatives that have helped make Oak Learners successful. 

May 2022 - BlogTO,Toronto is seeing a huge uptick of people stealing plants and more from others' yards

May 26, 2021 - Hon. James Maloney "Gems of Etobicoke Lakeshore 2021" Oak Learners wins "Best Service Based Business"

February 5, 2020 - CBC News: The National, Talking to kids about coronavirus outbreak

November 2018 - Snapd Etobioke, Rockin' Kindness - Family Rock Painting Event

October 2018 - Humber EtCetera, "Viewing the nature on Toursday at the Arboretum in fall"

October 2018 - Globe and Mail Small Business Resource Center, "The pitfalls of asking Aunt Martha to bankroll your business"

August 2018 - Women's Habitat, "Children at Women’s Habitat receive free summer camp thanks to partnership with Oak Learners"

Augusut 2018 - Snapd Bloor West, "Summer Fun at Oak Learners" 

May 2018 - Enterprise Toronto, Client Profile - Oak Learners

May 2018 - Snapd Etobicoke, "Mimico Village Tulip Festival"

April 2018 - Snapd Etobicoke, "Bob Ross Paint Night" 

October 2017 - Snapd Etobicoke, "Oak Learners Grand Opening Celebration"

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