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. The Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning is one of 120 organizations across the province of Alberta that address part-time non-formal, and non-credit adult education needs of adults within specific geographic boundaries, especially people with financial or other barriers. 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 employ-ability skills.

Mission Statement

The Council supports opportunities for individuals to continue their lifelong learning.

 

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.

Values:

  • Accountability
  • Opportunity
  • Respect
  • Ability
  • Support

MANDATE

Our mandate as a registered society is to provide adult learning programs and services related to employment, literacy, career  upgrading, English as an Additional Language (EAL), and public education.

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 – Maureen Edomwonyi

Secretary – Dawn Moffat McMaster

Director – Rhonda Matheson

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

 

KIMBERLY CAIRNS

Adult and Family Literacy Program Manager