Newsletter


Please check out our newsletter “THE CONNECTOR“. We hope to use this as a tool to connect the adult learning and literacy community in Calgary. Fill your information in on the left side or email newsletter@calgarylearns.com to subscribe. You will receive an email to confirm your subscription.

The Connector – October 29, 2019

  • 2020-21 Call For Applications
  • Welcome Hayley!
  • 2018-19 Report

The Connector – October 9, 2019

  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Funding: Settlement, Integration and Language Projects – Call for Proposals
  • Upcoming Election
  • What’s Happening in the Community?

The Connector – September 4, 2019

  • Funding Update
  • Opportunities at Calgary Learns
  • Interconnection of Literacy and Poverty
  • Focus on Literacy
  • Gathering To Learn workshop – carya

The Connector – July 25, 2019

  • Connecting with the New Minister of Advanced Education
  • Final Reports are due July 31
  • Land Acknowledgement Resources
  • Upcoming Professional Development
  • The Resource Corner

The Connector – June 12, 2019

  • Tawnshi! Larissa Crawford dishinikashoon
  • Other Staffing Changes
  • We’re Hiring – Please Share

The Connector – June 4, 2019

  • Calgary Learns Newest Team Member
  • Feedback for May 16th
  • Win an Apple iPad!
  • Learner Event
  • Be Part of the Conversation
  • What’s Happening in the Community?

The Connector – May 17, 2019

  • New Resources
  • Registration Deadline Extended
  • CALP PD Survey
  • Initiative Funding 2019 – June 1 deadline is approaching!
  • Professional Development
  • Job Opportunity at CJHS

The Connector – April 25, 2019

  • Casino – THANK YOU to our volunteers
  • May 16: Impact of Violence on Learning
  • Annual General Meeting
  • Recognizing and Celebrating with your Learners
  • Professional Development

The Connector – April 16, 2019

  • Casino – We need your help!!
  • Notice of Annual General Meeting
  • Initiative Funding 2019 – our funding call is now open!
  • 2018-19 Program & Initiative Final Report Deadline
  • Recognizing and Celebrating with your Learners
  • Professional Development
  • Sharing your Wisdom with the Field

The Connector – April 2, 2019

  • Casino – Volunteers needed
  • Upcoming Celebrations
  • We Are Listening!
  • Professional Development
  • Sharing your Wisdom with the Field
  • Poverty Reduction Strategy

The Connector – February 28, 2019

  • Casino – Volunteers needed
  • Needs Assessment
  • Professional Development
  • Staffing Update
  • We’re Hiring – Please Share
  • Learning From Each Other

The Connector – February 14, 2019

  • Casino – Volunteers needed
  • Message from Advanced Education
  • Professional Development
  • What’s Happening in the Community

The Connector – January 10, 2019

  • Reminder – Grant Applications due January 15
  • Casino – Volunteers needed
  • Resource: Planning for Assessment Tip Sheet
  • What’s Happening in the Community

The Connector – December 12, 2018

  • Happy and Healthy 2019!
  • Do you know a great presenter?
  • Heads-up Current 2018/19 Funded Programs
  • NEW Volunteer Tutor Program Operations – Free Online Course

The Connector – November 14, 2018

  • Indigenous Programs: EOI deadline = November 20
  • Missed the Application Workshop?
  • Heads-Up Current 2018/19 Funded Programs
  • Job posting: Indigenous Education Liaison
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – November 9, 2018

  • Job posting: Indigenous Education Liaison
  • Call for Applications: PD Resource Development
  • Reminder: sign up for our Funding Application workshops

The Connector – November 1, 2018

  • Our 2019-2020 Call for Proposals is now open!
  • Changes to Calgary Learns’ Funding Application
  • November Professional Development Workshops
  • Creating Ethical Space for Educators & Indigenous Learners
  • Other Available Funding
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – October 4, 2018

  • Welcome Esther!
  • Wrap-up Ceremony and Launch of Creating Ethical Space for Educators & Indigenous Learners
  • October Professional Development Workshops
  • Social Media
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – September 13, 2018

  • Welcome Back!
  • Registration for Professional Development
  • Save the Date: October 18
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – August 30, 2018

  • Open House
  • Collecting Outcomes as Programs Begin
  • Save the dates for Professional Development

The Connector – Job posting

  • Calgary Learns is Recruiting

The Connector – July 19, 2018

  • A Few Reminders
  • Open House
  • Minister’s Visit
  • Other Grant Streams
  • What’s Happening in the Community?

The Connector – June 13, 2018

  • We’re Moving
  • We learned, laughed and celebrated!!
  • OME Workshop
  • What is CALP?
  • Local Directory
  • What’s Happening in the Community?

The Connector – May 2, 2018

  • Saying Goodbye
  • Save the Date!!
  • Report to the Community 2017
  • PD – English Language Learning Shared Training Day
  • Creating Ethical Space for Educators and Indigenous Learners
  • What’s happening in the Community?
  • Quick Survey – Building a National Consensus: Integrating Soft Skills into the Essential Skills Framework

The Connector – more info + only 2 more days to RSVP

  • Deadline to RSVP = Friday April 27

The Connector – April 18, 2018

  • Initiative Funding 2018 – our funding call is now open!
  • Professional Development: reminder & new
  • Don’t forget to RSVP
  • National Volunteer Week
  • Literacy Innovation Award

The Connector – Register today for PD!!

  • Plain Language – April 12
  • Basic Facilitation Techniques for Adult Foundational Learning – April 19
  • Evaluation Strategies for Adult Foundational Learning – April 26
  • Advanced Facilitation Techniques for Adult Foundational Learning – May 10
  • Community Support Worker (CSW) Skill Building: How to Build Literacy and Essential Skills Learning into Daily Life for Adults with Developmental Disabilities – May 15

The Connector – March 20, 2018

  • May 3: A Time to Celebrate and Share Learning
  • Professional Development
  • May 2: Working Together at the Intersection of Adult Foundational Learning, Literacy and Poverty
  • A Great Local Directory for ALL Kinds of Adult Programming
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – LOLA & Save the Dates

  • The LOLAs are coming! Who you gonna nominate?
  • Save the Date(s)
  • What’s happening in the Community?

The Connector – February 8, 2018

  • LOLA nominations are now open
  • Save the Date(s)
  • Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning
  • A.L.L. in Family Literacy
  • Strategic Directions 2018-2020
  • ELL Practitioner Training from Bow Valley College

The Connector – January 11, 2018

  • URGENT: Casino Volunteers needed
  • Reminder to all Program Grant Applicants
  • Community Consultation Report 2017
  • Tech Talk – Pilot Workshop
  • Introduction to Adult Foundational Learning
  • Save the date! Adult Literacy & Learning in Family Literacy
  • Promoting your PD & Events
  • Support your Struggling Learner
  • Indigenous Voices: Inspired Stories of Hope
  • Lifeline to Literacy at The DI

The Connector – December 19, 2017

  • Happy Holidays!
  • Reminder to all Program Grant Applicants
  • LOLA nominations are now open
  • Casino volunteers needed
  • CALP Logic Model Review: Project Update
  • Tech Talk
  • Resources – Portal

The Connector – Reminders & Survey

  • REMINDER: Professional Development
  • Community Consultation – survey
  • Casino volunteers needed
  • Proposals for Symposium 2018
  • Understanding different cultures and Indigenous worldview

The Connector – Reminders & PD

  • Community Consultation – Remember to RSVP!!
  • Professional Development
  • RFP – Indigenous EOI deadline = November 16!!
  • Momentum Financial Literacy Curriculum Development: Request for Proposal

The Connector – October 19, 2017

  • Our 2018-2019 Call For Proposals is now open!
  • Community Consultation – Speak Out for Adult Foundational Learning
  • Casino – Volunteers needed
  • LOLA Profile – Adult Learner
  • Using the CALP Portal
  • Post-Secondary Transitions and Connections for Adult Learners Event
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – September 19, 2017

  • Let your Voice be Heard
  • Save the Date
  • Next Funding Cycle
  • Professional Development Survey for Calgary Learns Funded Staff
  • Plain Language Workshop
  • Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters
  • Casino – volunteers needed
  • LOLA Profile – Learning Champion

The Connector – August 24, 2017

  • Welcome Back!
  • The PD begins…
  • EVENT: Literacy in a Digital World
  • A Big Thank You to Our Report Writers
  • LOLA Profile – Learning Champion

The Connector – June 22, 2017

  • Join Us in Our Happy Dance!
  • Literacy & Learning Symposium – bursaries available
  • Outcomes Measurement and Evaluation
  • Reminder
  • L.I.F.E. (Learning Is For Everyone)
  • LOLA Profile – Thanks A Bunch Award

The Connector – Job posting & Reminders

  • Job Posting: Professional Development Specialist
  • Reminder: Eat, Share, Learn
  • Reminder: Professional Development: LIFE – Learning Is For Everyone

The Connector – May 25, 2017

  • Eat, Share, Learn
  • Professional Development: LIFE – Learning Is For Everyone
  • Celebrating our Field
  • Resource: ESL Readers Collection
  • Event: Opening Ceremonies – Aboriginal Awareness Week Calgary

The Connector – Remember to RSVP

  • RSVP by May 5th to attend our May 11 events

Calgary Learns – Notice of AGM

The Connector – March 29, 2017

  • Initiative Funding 2017 – our funding call is now open!
  • Literacy & Learning Symposium bursaries – don’t miss out!!
  • Influence the Future
  • Calgary Learns Celebrates … and YOU are invited!!

The Connector – March 14, 2017

  • Life Of Learning Awards (LOLAs) – new deadline
  • Professional Development – Workplace Toolkit
  • Literacy & Learning Symposium – bursaries available

The Connector – March 2, 2017

Changes are coming

Funding

Professional Development

  • IFL
  • Workplace Toolkit
  • Symposium & Bursaries
  • Save the Date – June 19-20 LIFE workshop

Community Connections/Celebrations

  • LOLAs
  • Don’t Forget – LOLA nominations
  • Did you know?
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – December 14, 2016

  • Happy Holidays
  • Reminder to all Grant Applicants
  • LOLA nominations are now open

The Connector – November 24, 2016

  • Program Proposal Previews – our version of Sneak-A-Peek
  • December Networking event
  • Flashback: October 13
  • LOLA nominations are now open
  • LOLA Profile – Adult Learner: Lloyd Thornhill

The Connector – REMINDERS

  • Expression Of Interest 2017/2018 – Deadline = November 10, 2016
  • December Networking event. RSVP today!!

The Connector – October 25, 2016

  • Request for Proposals
  • Research report on Indigenous Literacy
  • December Networking event
  • Congratulations BVC!!
  • LOLA Profile – Learning Champion: Nabila Ghaffar

The Connector – October 4, 2016

  • REMINDER: don’t forget to RSVP for our October 13 event!!
  • Are you looking for ideas to help struggling learners?
  • IFL mentorship
  • LOLA Profile – Learning Communities: Humanities 101
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – September 20, 2016

  • Do you want to learn how to adapt your program to Indigenous learners?
  • Do you have great programs that you want to share with others?
  • Do you want to share with us your program needs?
Join us on October 13 for a full day of learning, sharing and exchanging!!

The Connector – September 8, 2016

  • Happy 50th International Literacy Day!
  • Proposal Review x 3 = Busy Summer
  • Mark Your Calendar
  • Thank you to our casino volunteers!!
  • LOLA Profile – Thanks A Bunch Award
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – June 14, 2016

  • Reminder: Funding for Refugee Language Learning and Support deadline = June 30
  • Learning from a Master Facilitator
  • National Aboriginal Day
  • Still a few casino volunteers needed
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – May 17, 2016

  • New Funding for Refugee Language Learning and Support
  • One of our own wins an award
  • Thank You
  • Casino volunteers needed
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – April 5, 2016

  • Initiative Funding – call for proposals
  • Triple event on April 21
  • Casino volunteers needed
  • New Resources

The Connector – March 1, 2016

  • Initiative Funding 2016
  • Calgary Learns Celebrates … and YOU are invited!!
  • Indigenous Literacy
  • Volunteers needed – Casino

The Connector – February 16, 2016

  • Professional Development – a few more spots available
  • Volunteers needed – Casino
  • Featured Resource: Census 2016 Adult Education Kit
  • What’s in a name? Indigenous vs Aboriginal
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Reminders: PD, LOLA & Membership

  • Professional Development – still a few spots available
  • LOLA nominations are now open
  • Membership – Together we strengthen Calgary’s voice for adult foundational learning

The Connector – January 20, 2016

  • Professional Development – sign up today!!
  • The Life Of Learning Awards (The LOLAs) – Tell us who you love
  • We’re looking for Board Members
  • The Calgary Urban Aboriginal Initiative (CUAI)
  • Are we knocking on your door? Before you panic… please read
  • Office space for rent

The Connector – December 16, 2015

  • Happy Holidays
  • Professional Development – IFL workshops are back!!
  • Membership
  • The LOLAs – Tell us who you love (by Valentine’s Day)

The Connector – November 24, 2015

  • December Networking
  • LOLA nominations are now open

The Connector – November 12, 2015

  • December Networking
  • New Initiative: Train the Mentor
  • Professional Development – IFL workshops are back!!
  • LOLA nominations are now open
  • LOLA profile – Adult Learner
  • Program visits
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – October 1, 2015

  • Welcome Bill
  • More professional development on the horizon
  • LOLA profile – Learning Champion
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Reminders: RFP & survey

  • Program Funding – Request For Proposals
  • Stakeholder Survey

The Connector – August 27, 2015

  • Stakeholder Survey
  • Program Funding – RFP
  • LOLA profile – Thanks A Bunch
  • Goodbye and Good Luck
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Special Edition July 30,2015

  • Our 2016 Call for Proposals is now open

The Connector – June 11, 2015

  • TRC and Calgary Learns
  • Exploring the shifts: early-level English language training in Calgary
  • Community Consultation
  • LOLA profile – Learning Communities
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Special Edition: Consultation, Survey & PD

  • Join our Community Consultation
  • We still need your help!! – survey
  • PD Opportunity: LIFE = Learning Is For Everyone

The Connector – May 11, 2015

  • Aboriginal Initiative Funding
  • Join our Community Consultation
  • We need your help – survey
  • Calgary Marathon
  • Initiative Funding
  • Save the Date – PD
  • Thank You
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Special Edition – Reminders

  • April 22 – AGM & LOLA
  • May 26 – Community Consultation
  • June 1 – Proposal Deadline Initiative Grant
  • May 31 – Calgary Marathon

The Connector – March 18, 2015

  • Initiative Funding
  • Learn – Celebrate – Support
  • Join Our Team: Aboriginal Liaison
  • Uncovering What Matters: Impact Evaluation
  • Message Board
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – February 27, 2015

  • And our LOLA Keynote Speaker is …
  • Register today for the IFL workshops!
  • Run – Calgary Learns – Run!!
  • From the Margins to Engagement
  • “Your Message Here”
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Special Edition – LOLA

  • The Life Of Learning Awards

The Connector – January 28, 2015

  • The Life Of Learning Awards
  • More funding available
  • IFL workshops are back
  • Running for PD: Calgary Marathon
  • Membership: new & renew
  • A big THANK YOU to our Funded Programs
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – January 14, 2015

  • Important 2015 Dates
  • The Life Of Learning Awards (The LOLAs)
  • 2015 Funded Programs
  • Learner Progression Measures
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – Happy Holidays

  • Happy Holidays
  • Thank you, thank you, thank you!
  • The LOLAs – Tell us who you love (by Valentine’s Day)

The Connector – Special Edition – Networking & LOLA

  • December Networking – RSVP today!!
  • The LOLAs – Tell us who you love (by Valentine’s Day)
  • In case you missed it

The Connector – November 24, 2014

  • December Networking – Measuring Learner Progress
  • IFL workshops – you can still register
  • The LOLAs – Nominate your Star
  • Volunteers needed!!
  • Literacy, Essential Skills and Foundational Learning: Are They All The Same?
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – Special edition – November 17, 2014

  • Integrated Foundational Learning (IFL) workshops – you can still register!!

The Connector – October 15, 2014

  • PD Opportunity – Register Now
  • Be Part of the Voice for Adult Foundational Learning
  • The LOLAs – Nominate your Star
  • Volunteers needed!!
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – September 24, 2014

  • IFL Project – Phase III
  • Another Calgary Learns funded project
  • LOLA winner: Loraine Luterbach
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – Reminders: IFL & RFP

  • IFL – make sure you RSVP for our orientation session!
  • RFP – application deadline is October 1, 2014.

The Connector – Special edition – IFL!!

  • Integrated Foundational Learning is back!! Make sure you RSVP for our orientation session!

The Connector – August 28, 2014

  • Integrated Foundational Learning is back
  • 2015 Request For Proposals is open
  • LOLA Highlight – Community Learning Champion
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – Special Edition – RFP!

  • 2015 Request For Proposals is now open!!

The Connector – July 9, 2014

  • Marathon Update
  • Integrated Foundational Learning – the project continues
  • Are we knocking at your door? Before you panic … please read
  • Initiative Funding
  • LOLA Highlight – Learning Communities category
  • Kageegee of Skills
  • CASL

The Connector – April 25, 2014

  • Community Consultation
  • Adult Learning & Literacy Guide
  • Life of Learning Awards – The LOLAs
  • What you told us: Reporting back to Calgary Learns grant recipients
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – March 28, 2014

  • Initiative Funding – Call for Proposals
  • Run Calgary Learns, run!!
  • Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
  • Clear Language Driver’s Guide
  • Member Profile: Theatre and Dance
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – February 11, 2014

  • Tell Us Who You Love!!
  • You Are Wanted!!
  • IFL Conversation Café – review
  • Program Funding 2014
  • ESL Learning Support Service
  • Member Profile: CIWA
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – January 14, 2014

  • IFL Conversation Café
  • Pay It Forward
  • Needs Assessment Report
  • Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No, it’s our brand new Website
  • Member Profile: FESA
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – December 17, 2013

  • Season’s Greetings
  • The Perfect Holiday Gift Idea
  • Membership Renewal Notice
  • IFL Conversation Cafe – continued
  • Honouring Our Volunteers
  • Literacy, Essential Skills and Foundational Learning: Are They All The Same?
  • Database Survey Results
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – October 31, 2013

  • December Networking
  • Database  Survey
  • The PIAAC Results Are In
  • In Case You Missed It

The Connector – October 15, 2013

  • Life of Learning Awards: Save the Date & Nominate!!
  • Membership: New & Improved
  • Website: A New Design
  • Database: Survey
  • Member Profile: Families Matter
  • In Case You Missed It
  • Sharing Your Thoughts