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 also a member of the 120 CALP 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 programming and leadership that are responsive to the community. Through our programs and services, adults develop their literacy and numeracy skills, employability skills, family life, and dreams to pursue further education.

Values:

  • Accountability
  • Opportunity
  • Respect
  • Ability
  • Support

Our Vision:

The Council for Lifelong Learning is the pre-eminent provider of impactful adult learning that transforms learners’ lives.

Mission Statement

The Council creates inspiring experiences for learners so that they want to learn for a lifetime.

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.

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.

 

HISTORY

 In mid 1974, a group of five concerned citizens of Grande Prairie formed a committee to coordinate facility use, booking and delivery of non-credit course offerings. The committee members consisted of representatives from the City, College, and public and separate school boards. One year later, responding to an incredible demand for non-credit learning, over 1300 people took more than 40 courses sponsored by the committee which now had a new name and a new home. The Standing Committee on Recreation and Education (SCORE), was now based out of college. In 1982, SCORE moved its home to the GP Public School School District office, where they remained until early 1984. The committee then adopted their present name, the Grande Prairie Council for Lifelong Learning, and gained society status.

Board of Directors

Chairman – David Olinger

Vice-President – Nicole Markin

Secretary – Dawn Moffat McMaster

Treasurer – Jeremy Hogg

Director  Rhonda Matheson

Director – Saadia Haq

Director – Tarja Laverdiere

Director – Maureen Edomwonyi

Director –  Rebekah Keyes

Director  – Tamara Wuttunee-Campbell

Director – Krystina Colicchio

Staff

DARRELL WIENS

Executive Director

 

GEORGE SARKODIE

Communications & Fund Development Manager

 

KIMBERLY CAIRNS

Adult and Family Literacy Program Manager

 

Due to out-of-office training, our office hours for the next week will be:
Mon Sept 24 : regular office hours
Tue Sept 25 : 9am-12noon
Wed Sept 26 : 9am-12noon
Thur Sept 27 : 9am-12noon
Fri Sept 28 : CLOSED
Regular hours will resume Oct 1st.
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