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December 11, 2014

Connecting our Adult Learning & Literacy Community


In This Issue

Mark Your Calendar

Program Funding 2014
Final report deadline
January 23, 2015

Life Of Learning Awards
Nomination deadline
February 14, 2015

Annual General Meeting &
Life Of Learning Awards

April 22, 2015

Happy Holidays!!

We would like to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas & a Happy and Healthy New Year.
Nancy, Jeannie, Nicky

Please note, our office will be closed from December 24, 2014 until January 4, 2015.

Thank you, thank you, thank you,

The first THANK YOU goes out to all the Integrated Foundational Learning (IFL) participants. We offered 9 workshops and filled about 110 spots. Twenty organizations benefited from this PD opportunity and several of them are applying for mentorship in 2015-2016. This of course would not have been possible without the great facilitation by Terri Peters and the funding by The Calgary Foundation.

The second THANK YOU is for all of those that attended our December networking event on December 9, 2014. The wonderful presentation by 
Marnie Schaetti helped us all understand how we can measure our learners progress. The beautiful crafts by CIWA, the great food from Ethnicity Catering (Centre for Newcomers) and the space at CNIB made the event complete.

The third THANK YOU goes to everybody who has offered to volunteered at our casino event on January 1st & 2nd. People from 16 different organizations are stepping forward to help us. The proceeds from the casino help Calgary Learns further support the Adult Foundational Learning Community.


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 hardworking and enthusiastic people and send in your nomination form for the
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.

The Life of Learning Awards will be presented at Calgary Learns’ award ceremony on Wednesday April 22, 2015.

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.
  • NEW! Thanks A Bunch showcases a funder (individual or corporation) who’s commitment and financial contribution help support the needs of adult foundational level learners.
Go to our website for more information and nomination forms: 
Nomination deadline is February 14, 2015.
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