About Us

Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education believes that education can break cycles of intergenerational poverty and social exclusion, and that post-secondary education can transform lives and contribute to social cohesion, social stability, and a civic society. By offering holistic and innovative transitional programing, we seek to create accessible pathways to post-secondary education for adults and young people, who may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience post-secondary education. We work with learners to build academic capacity through a strong community of students, staff, and alumni, built on the principles of academic foundations, holistic support, diversity, inclusion, and community engagement.

Our goal is to increase the post-secondary participation of adults and young people who might not otherwise experience post-secondary education. Through our programs we are expanding educational opportunities and building educational capacity across communities in the Greater Toronto Area.

10-Year Highlight

Thank you for ten great years of transforming educational narratives through Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education.


President Mohamed Lachemi at the Spanning the Gaps 10 year celebration

Message from the Dean

Dr. Marie BountrogianniWelcome to the 10th year of Spanning the Gaps – Access to Post-Secondary Education! At The G. Raymond Chang School, it is our pleasure to support lifelong learners who wish to transform their lives through continuing education, regardless of their background or previous academic experience. We believe that access to education is not a privilege, it is a right. For over a decade, Spanning the Gaps has been giving deserving students the opportunity to follow their dreams. Congratulations to the Spanning the Gaps team on this remarkable milestone. And to all of the students who have been reached by this program, I wish you all the very best in your lifelong learning journey.

Dr. Marie Bountrogianni