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December 14, 2016

Connecting our Adult Learning & Literacy Community


In This Issue

Mark Your Calendar

Deadline Program Grant Applications for July 2017/June 2018 programming
January 16, 2017

Final report due for 2016 programs
January 23, 2017

LOLA nomination deadline
March 10, 2017

Happy Holidays

We would like to wish you and your family a
Happy and Healthy New Year.


Nancy, Bill, Jeannie, Monique, Nicky

Please note, our office will be closed from
December 23, 2016 until January 2, 2017.

Reminder to all Grant Applicants

January 16 is the deadline for 2017-18 program proposals - just 5 weeks away. Funding for adult learning programs is in two streams: the main Program Funding and our Indigenous Funding (Indigenous applicants have already submitted Expressions of Interest and will receive further guidance from Monique Fry). This call is for programming that will run July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 - please be aware of our new timing. Call Jeannie Finch at 403-266-6444, ext 2 if you have questions.

Major changes (beyond the new timing)
  • you will now apply and report electronically by email - no more courier fees or rush-hour traffic on deadline day!
  • currently funded programs and new-to-us programs each have their own application form. Find the one for your program in the list along the right-hand side (
  • we added a timeline table to the application form but also shortened the application by a couple of questions
  • we have done away with the midterm report altogether (yay!)
  • final reports are due July 31, 2018, a full month after the end of the grant term

LOLA nominations are now open

Do you admire someone who excels as an adult learner or adult educator?
Is there a learning program or project out there that deserve extra recognition?
How about an extra-ordinary funder?

Consider this opportunity to honour these hard working and enthusiastic people and send in your nomination form for a
Life Of Learning Award (LOLA)!
The LOLAs celebrate and honour the contributions and accomplishments in Calgary’s adult learning field. The LOLAs are presented to outstanding educators, programs, supporters and learners to recognize their dedication and spirit. They highlight the value of foundational learning and the differences education makes in our community.

Calgary Learns presents awards in the following categories:
  • Adult Learner for a learner at a foundational level who loves learning, stands out in his or her efforts to keep learning and inspires others by example.
  • Learning Champion for an educator/facilitator or program designer who makes a great contribution to community-based adult foundational learning and supports the essential skills development in learners.
  • Learning Communities for a learning program/project that stands out in innovation, effectiveness and breadth of reach into the adult foundational learning community.
  • Thanks A Bunch showcases a funder (individual or corporation) whose commitment and financial contribution help support the needs of adult foundational level learners.
Go to our website for more information and forms. Nomination deadline is March 10, 2017.
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