Our services

The East Hants Community Learning Association (EHCLA)

EHCLA offers programs to improve literacy and math skills, upgrade employment-ready skills, and prepare for your GED. We also offer community Programs such as Family Literacy, Senior Safety and the Skills to Work Program.

Learn more about our programs here!

East Hants Community Rider (EHCR)

EHCR is a subsidiary of the East Hants Community Learning Association. The Community Rider offers our clients a safe, cost-effective, inclusive and sustainable transportation to help make life accessible for everyone – anyone can book a ride!

Learn more and book your first ride here!

Who we are?

We're a non-profit organization that was created to offer educational services to adult residents of East Hants. We've been providing GED prep classes, literacy skills training and community programming for over 10 years, and over the course of that time we realized that one of the biggest barriers to education is transportation - and thus, our Community Rider was born. Through the Rider, we are able to offer affordable, inclusive and sustainable transportation for everybody, young and old. Now with a fleet of four vehicles including a wheelchair accessible van, we make sure our residents of East Hants get to where they need to go - whether that's visiting your friends, going to the grocery store or attending a medical appointment!

We believe life and learning need to be accessible to everyone.
Adult Learning
87%
Community Engagement
93%
Partnerships
77%
Transportation
82%

Our team

Kilometers Driven
358641
Awesome Staff
14
Rides Delivered
10538
Cups of Coffee Made
302

What our community say

Having a resource like the East Hants Community Learning Association provides our community with a place where learning is not only possible but enjoyable. They provide a place where everyone is welcome to learn new skills, advance their education, or engage with the community. I’m extremely proud of what they do and lucky to be a part of it.

Caitlin Patterson Vice-Chair, Board of Directors

The East Hants Community Rider was extremely helpful, accommodating and friendly. I was able to attend numerous doctor’s appointments and specialist appointments. The volunteers went out of their way to ensure I was able to attend all appointments. Without this service, I would have been left with no transportation to seek proper medical attention required over a period of months. I am extremely grateful for our community having such a great service in place.

Community Member

Latest news

Thank you!!

Thank you to everyone who joined us today, as we celebrated another successful year at EHCLA & EHCR. Here are some photos of the celebration, to see more visit our facebook page.  

Welcome to our new Website!

We’re so excited to officially have our new website up and running – and virus free! Check back regularly for new blog posts, and updated content. See you soon!

FREE Learn Basic Computer Skills Class

We’re excited to be offering a FREE computer basics class to the community! Join us to learn more about: Mouse/Keyboard Microsoft Windows Internet Safety Social Media Email Online Banking When? Monday and Wednesday  6pm – 8 pm Tuesday 2pm-4pm Location: 224 Highway 214, Elmsdale Call: 902-883-1608 or email:ehclainstructor1@gmail.com to secure your spot!

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