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 Council is also a member of the about 120 Community Adult Learning Programs (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.
The Council for Lifelong Learning is the pre-eminent provider of impactful adult learning that transforms learners’ lives.
The Council creates inspiring experiences for learners so that they want to learn for a lifetime.
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.
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 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 – Krystina Colicchio
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 – Amanda Wills
Director – Keston Luke
Communications & Fund Development Manager
Adult and Family Literacy Program Manager