About Us

Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning

The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning Society was incorporated in 1984. We have been a partner in the Lions Learning Centre since its 2003 opening.

Mission Statement

We provide adults a pathway to lifelong learning through active leadership, programming and granting funds that are responsive to the community. Adults will enhance their life, literacy, and employability skills.

 

Our Vision:

The Council for Lifelong Learning is a leader in providing literacy and adult learning programs and services as well as personal opportunities for all adults and families.

We are supported by:

Rotary Clubs of Grande Prairie, City of Grande Prairie and Community Social Development, John H. Pearson Trust Fund, Grande Prairie Public School District

MANDATE from Alberta Learning

“Alberta Learning approves and supports Community Adult Learning Councils to address the part-time, noncredit learning needs of adults within specifies geographic boundaries through systematic communication, co-operation and coordination, especially for those whose participation would not be possible because of financial or other barriers.”

– Community Adult Learning Program, Policy and Operating Requirements, August 2002

HISTORY

The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning became a registered non-profit society in March 1984. The Council works within the guidelines set by Alberta Learning, Community Adult Learning Program, Policy and Operating Requirements. The Council has been a partner in the Lions Learning Centre since its 2003 opening.

Board of Directors

Chairman – David Olinger
Vice-President – Nicole Markin
Director – Chad Boone
Secretary – Dawn Moffat McMaster
Director – Rhonda Matheson
Director – Jasmin Greavett
Director – Zane Gould
Director – Saadia Haq
Director – Tarja Laverdiere
Director – Julie Benoit
Executive Director – Darrell Wiens

Staff

DARRELL WIENS

Executive Director

GEORGE SARKODIE

Communications & Fund Development Manager

CRYSTAL NEDOHIN FOWLER

EAL/ELL Program Manager

KIMBERLY CAIRNS

Adult and Family Literacy Program Manager