What is a Community Adult Learning Council?
Councils are approved by the Minister of Advanced Education and Technology
to address part-time, non-credit adult learning needs in local communities.
Councils are voluntary associations comprised of five or more people
who individually, or as representatives of institutions or organizations,
are collectively responsible for the Community Adult Learning Program
within a specific geographic area.
Any interested individual in a community can become
a member of a Council.
Program goals of Community Adult Learning Councils include:
- Improve the accessibility of learning opportunities, especially for
those individuals with special needs or barriers to learning.
- Provide opportunities for adults to acquire important foundational
skills such as literacy and English or French as a Second Language.
- Address communication, training and learning gaps.
- Mobilize community volunteers and other resources in support of learning.
- Contribute to solving individual and community problems through learning
initiatives, in coordination and cooperation with related organizations.
Community Adult Learning Program
The Community Adult Learning Program (CALP)
- is part of the Government of Alberta's strategy to support participation
- supports community-based initiatives across Alberta, allowing individual
communities to be responsive and innovative in meeting adult learning
- enables communities to increase cooperation and coordination among
learning providers, to build capacity in identifying gaps and needs,
and to promote and support learning locally.
- focuses on the needs of adult learners and learning opportunities
that are noncredit in nature.