Welcome to ECALA

We are an Edmonton based adult community learning association, with a mandate to help individuals access non-credit educational opportunities throughout our city.

If you have educational needs, please visit our Programs & Services page or if you are a non-profit organization and want information on our funding, please visit our Grants & Funding page.

We have proudly served the city of Edmonton since 1998, and are funded by the Government of Alberta.

We hope our revised website will provide our members and guests with a quicker and easier experience finding the resources we have available.


What's Happening?

CEO Position Available

ECALA CEO position available.  Please check full description on Careers page

Literacy Champion Award

The Edmonton Literacy Coalition is a group of organizations working together to raise awareness of literacy issues in our community. Our member organizations know the impact literacy levels have on the ability of people to lead fully engaged and healthy lives.

The Edmonton Literacy Coalition established the Literacy Champion Award in 2013 to recognize and honour those in our community who have demonstrated a dedication and commitment to literacy and learning.

Click here to download more information and nomination form

2015 ECALA Board of Directors

Do you have a passion for learning? Are you interested in making a difference for adult learners with barriers to learning? The Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA), is a not-for-profit governance board with the mandate to support community-based learning programs in Edmonton. ECALA is a granting organization funded by the Government of Alberta. We are recruiting dedicated and passionate volunteers with diverse backgrounds to serve on the board of directors for the 2015-2017 term.

Desired qualifications for ECALA director:

  • must be 18 years of age or older
  • live or work in the city of Edmonton
  • possess knowledge, interest, and experience with not-for-profit organizations, board governance, adult learning and literacy
  • be familiar with adult learning challenges issues in an urban setting such as: language, (EAL/FAL English and French as an Additional Language), trauma, poverty, homelessness etc.
  • experience with strategic planning and community engagement
  • social media experience for not-for-profits
  • successful candidates must pass a security check

A complete board application package will include: your resume, 2 reference letters and a cover letter covering the following items: A description of your background and interest in adult education (including awareness of challenges for learners with barriers) and why you are motivated to serve as a board member of ECALA.

If you have any questions please contact our office 780 415-5520 or email info@ecala.org

Deadline: May 14, 2015

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