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To meet the community learning needs we offer a variety of programming and events including post-secondary, workplace skill and general interest courses.

Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education provides funding to more than 80 Community Adult Learning Councils across the province. These councils offer part-time non-credentialed learning opportunities that respond to their communities’ unique needs. These may include opportunities in adult literacy, adult English as a Second Language (ESL), employability enhancement, addressing community issues, as well as other lifelong learning opportunities.

Community Adult Learning Councils (CALCs) address the part-time, non-credit learning needs of adults within specified geographic boundaries. Currently 82 in number, these unique councils consist of representatives of the local community who work together to meet the goals of the Government of Alberta’s Community Adult Learning

The CALP Mission: To improve the accessibility of learning opportunities in Alberta’s communities, especially for those individuals with special needs or barriers to learning. To provide opportunities for Albertans to acquire important foundational skills such as literacy and English as a Second Language. To address education, training and learning gaps in Alberta’s communities. To mobilize community volunteers and other resources in support of learning. To contribute to solving individual and community problems through learning initiatives, in coordination and cooperation with related organizations.

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The NHCALS Centre is proud to provide an English Language Learning program for our four communities. We facilitate a regular program running from the Fall to the Spring out of the Altario School. We also provide one-on-one tutoring in Veteran and Consort. Our ELL program teaches students to communicate, write, and speak English. We also assist with completing forms such as legal documents and resumes!

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Through mentoring, our goal is to promote great opportunities for those in need. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. We are happy to provide assistance with reading, writing, resume and cover letter building, money management assistance, cooking, healthy living, employability skills, and any other skills you'd like to enhance!



With our organization’s mission always in mind, we strive to create family-focused programs that are fun, educational, and encourage bonding between parent and child. We have a few family programs that run consistently: Rhyme Time, Playgroup (Kierriemuir), Books for Babies, and the Summer Reading Program.

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