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September 16, 2014

Connecting our Adult Learning & Literacy Community


   Integrated Foundational Learning
   is back!! 

Create greater success for your adult learners!

Calgary Learns has a unique professional development opportunity for your staff. Our Integrated Foundational Learning (IFL) program will help you integrate literacy and essential skills practices into your programs to enhance learner success.

Including literacy and essential skills practices in your programs will help learners understand and use your program content better. The IFL program has 5 workshops which will help you integrate literacy and essential skills into your programs.

The program includes:
  • Training Workshops
  1. Intro to Literacy & Essential Skills
  2. Intro to Facilitation Skills
  3. Advanced Facilitation Skills
  4. Measurement & Evaluation
  5. Plain Language
  • Mentorship from a literacy specialist (limited number available)
  • Customized workshops on literacy and essential skills for your organization, if you are chosen to receive a mentor.
Join us at an orientation session on September 23rd to learn more about:
•    benefits of the Integrated Foundational Learning (IFL) program
•    new flexible format
•    new application process
•    opportunity for free mentorship

To RSVP for our orientation session, please go to our website:

When: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 from 10 to 11:30 AM
Where: Fort Calgary, James O.Wilson Gallery, 750 - 9 Avenue SE
Who: Senior Managers, Program Coordinators, Facilitators

“Working with a mentor in the program provided the personal guidance that enabled me to not only to improve our program, processes and paperwork, but it also allowed me to strengthen our message in the community.” – Previous IFL participant

Funded by

2015 Request For Proposals is now open!!

Calgary Learns supports its member organizations to provide foundational learning opportunities for adult Calgarians with financial barriers. Foundational learning refers to the basic skills and competencies adults require in order to participate fully in life. These skills include the ability to participate as neighbours and citizens, have satisfying employment and to pursue further learning. Funding is made possible through the support of Alberta Innovation & Advanced Education. October 1, 2014 is the proposal deadline for 2015 programs (to run January to December 2015).

For more information, visit our website:

where you will find:
  • 2015 Request For Proposals (RFP)
  • Application Guidelines
  • Course List & Program Projections template
  • Budget template
  • Declaration & Authorization page
  • Overview of decision making process
If you have any questions after reviewing these documents, please check our Funding FAQ or contact Jeannie.
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