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December 16, 2015

Connecting our Adult Learning & Literacy Community


In This Issue

Mark Your Calendar

Program Funding 2015
Final report deadline
January 22, 2016

IFL workshops
February 10 & 24, 2016

Life Of Learning Awards
Nomination deadline
February 14, 2016

Annual General Meeting
& LOLA Event

April 21, 2016

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 24, 2015 until January 3, 2016.

Professional Development - IFL workshops are back!!

The Integrated Foundational Learning (IFL) program is for instructors and facilitators of adult learning. The program trains educators how to recognize and address the learning needs of participants who learn at a foundational level. 

February 10, 2016
  • AM: introduction to facilitation
  • PM: advanced facilitation
February 24, 2016
  • AM: plain language
  • PM: evaluation
Location: CNIB, 15 Colonel Baker Pl NE, Calgary
Register today!!

The cost for attending the workshops are $20 per workshop for members or $30 per workshop for non-members.

Following these workshops, the application for a mentorship will be available. 
This IFL program is funded through the generous support of



Calgary Learns would like to thank our members for their continued support. Calgary Learns membership allows you to be part of a networking community with strategic connections and the collective ability to shape the learning landscape for foundational learners.

Together we strengthen Calgary's voice for adult foundational learning.  

Calgary Learns is committed to supporting our membership in the following ways:  
  • Advocating for foundational learners with government, funders and within our community
  • Convening education providers to network and share best practices and resources
  • Offering shared learning and professional development opportunities
  • Providing funding opportunities
  • Celebrating leaders in our field at the Life of Learning Awards (the LOLAs)
The perks of membership include:
  • Special member pricing for any Calgary Learns sponsored training sessions
  • Complimentary tickets to our Life of Learning Awards (the LOLAs)
  • Funding opportunities through our Program and Initiative Funding
  • One vote at our Annual General Meeting
  • The opportunity to participate in our Community Consultations on local learning needs
  • Our newsletter “The Connector” with links to the latest research, resources and information from the adult learning community.
If you are not a member, consider joining and increasing collective voice for adults learning at the foundational level. You can find our organizational and individual membership forms on our website:

The LOLAs - Tell us who you love (by Valentine's Day)


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 February 14, 2016.
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