Expression Of Interest 2017/2018 - Deadline = November 10, 2016
for Indigenous Literacy and Foundational Learning Programs
Calgary Learns funds non-profit organizations to provide foundational learning opportunities for adult Calgarians who face financial barriers to learning. Foundational learning focuses on basic literacy and the knowledge, skills and abilities that enable individuals to participate as neighbours and citizens, pursue further learning and have satisfying employment.
This funding stream supports Indigenous literacy and foundational learning programs or initiatives that meet the unique needs of Indigenous learners with components of both an Indigenous framework and adult learning principles. Eligible programming areas and requirements can be found on the 2017/2018 Request for Proposals
. Please also consult the Treaty 7 and Urban Elders Consultation document
According to the Elders Consultation, Indigenous literacy is “a lifelong process; it is not simply book learning. Indigenous literacy is being able to walk comfortably within the mainstream world and the Indigenous world.”
Indigenous literacy is:
- Descriptive systems
- Critical thinking
- Oral systems
- Values and morals
- Family and community
- Worldviews prior to colonization
- Oral Expression of Interest—Book a meeting or phone conversation with Monique Fry at 403.266.6444 ext. 4. Meetings will be scheduled between November 1st and 10th.
- Written Expression of Interest—Send a one page document using the prompting questions below to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 10th. Note, if you submit electronically, there will also be time for a one-on-one discussion or meeting to assist you in building your proposal prior to the final application deadline.
- Please tell us about your organization- mission, mandate and your role in addressing Indigenous literacy.
- Briefly describe your project idea, include the unique need your project will attempt to address, and how you plan to attract adult Indigenous learners who may have multiple barriers to accessing programs.
- Describe your level of Indigenous knowledge and Indigenous perspectives to learning. Non-Indigenous allies should be prepared to describe your role as you understand it, and how you will continue your learning to best support Indigenous learners.
- To the best of your ability, at this stage, please provide a draft budget for your project idea using our Budget Template.