About Us

Mission Statement

Providing affordable Driver’s Education to ensure Sarnia-Lambton receive the Professional Instruction required to safely drive today’s roads.



You’ve done your research. You know Driver’s Education can be very expensive.

Let’s look at the Facts

Journeys Driving Academy

  • Provides quality and professional Beginner Driver Education (BDE)
  • Ministry-Approved BDE Course Provider
  • Journeys Driving Academy’s Prices are affordable for everyone
  • Offers competitive pricing
  • BDE Schedule offers several classes including day, evenings and weekend classes
  • Prime location near Sarnia’s waterfront at the corner of Christina and Durand
  • Offers an Extended Travel Package for those who live between 25-40 km’s from Sarnia
  • Will educate you on defensive driving and safe driving habits
  • Will educate you on the dangers of the road and the reality of them
  • Give you the skills and tools to teach you what to expect on your road test


Journeys Driving Academy is also Home of the $49.99 Private Lesson!


Did you also know that BDE Graduates with a Driver’s Licence History may be eligible for an Insurance Discount as well as a 4-Month reduction of G2 waiting times??



About the Owner

Nicole Mongrain

I have designed and built a driving academy rather than a “school”. The difference is that an academy is built on refining, educating and giving the student the tools to excel.  It’s not just about teaching the basics of driving.  Having been a Driving Instructor for 17 years, I decided I could give back to students with my vision of teaching, educating and refining driving skills. I want students to be safe defensive drivers. Educating students about their driving rights and liabilities is crucial to being safe on the road. It is important to me that students develop the confidence to safely drive anywhere in Canada or internationally. My team of instructors are approachable, friendly and professionally trained to offer the best experience whether you are a teen, adult, international student or a senior. I am a certified in-car driving Instructor, classroom Instructor and a Teaching Instructor for new Driving Instructors for Ontario Safety League. I am fully bilingual in English and French. I have extensive training in many areas of driving including the Highway traffic act, fuel efficiency techniques, defensive driving and will deliver the most effective teaching methods. My 30+ years experience in Customer Service, leadership and management positions has given me the background to develop the best learning experience for you.

All students will be prepared with the skills to achieve success on the G2 or G road test.


Jitsche Johnson
In Vehicle and Classroom Instructor

I am Jitsche Johnson and have been a Driving Instructor and classroom Instructor for over 40 years. I am a certified trainer for in car as well as school buses. I have 40+ years of experience teaching students of all levels including defensive driving. I opened my own driving school over 20 years ago and now am semi-retired and work for Journeys Driving Academy. I enjoy assisting new students, International students and seniors who need guidance and instruction. I have a love for my dogs and enjoy my free time on the weekend to just relax, interact with friends and play Bingo. I have spent most of my life fulfilling a dream of teaching and making a difference in educating people on how to be responsible and safe drivers.

Charlotte Scollon
Operations Manager

My name is Charlotte and I have been in this industry for 10 years. Currently, I am growing the business for Journeys Driving Academy.  I work in the office building business, looking for growth opportunities as well as help students learn skills on the road. Previously I worked for Serco, which operates DriveTest for MTO. My management experience includes 4 Drivetest locations in  Driver Examination Services.  My experience and knowledge of  Road tests and safety will benefit any student looking to build their defensive driving skills.   I have conducted thousands of road tests and understand the anxiety and fear that students experience while on a road test. I have several years leadership experience in Marketing, training and operations.  I am also certified through Ontario Safety league as a Driving Instructor in addition to holding  a  B.A. in Psychology  and have attended University of Toronto Executive business programs (2004-2008)  I am patient and understanding of each persons needs and will show you the skills and right attitude that are required to be successful on the road. Together we will work to prepare you for your road test and become a safe driver.