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.

What's Happening?

Request For Contract Proposals – Indigenous Liaison on Foundational Learning Projects

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) is a funder of community based adult education in particular Foundational Learning-reading, writing and numeracy programs, English, computer skills for adults with low incomes or other barriers to accessing continuous learning. We are looking for a contractor to work as our Indigenous Liaison on Foundational Learning projects within Edmonton for Indigenous peoples. Priority will be given to persons of Indigenous descent. The contract will commence in November and end in May/June.

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New Executive Director at ECALA

The Board of Directors of Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) are pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Clark to the position of Executive Director of the organization, as of September 6, 2016. The Board conducted a thorough search for the position and felt Ms. Clark provided the best fit and expertise to fit ECALA’s mission and vision. Debbie comes to us from The Today Family Violence Help Centre with well over 20 years of experience in the not-for-profit and government sector. During Debbie’s tenure as Executive Director at The Today Family Violence Help Centre she has increased partnerships and community connections significantly. ECALA’s funding focus is on non-credit adult education, all of our funded learning activities are offered by not-for-profit organizations within many Edmonton neighborhoods, Debbie’s ability to work with a variety of people and organizations will be an asset to continuing ECALA’s legacy.

Living with Literacy

ECALA is pleased to release our report on Aboriginal Literacy called Living with Literacy written by Dr. Cora Weber Pillwax. The report came as a result of funding from the Government of Alberta to gain a better understanding of programming specific to our First Nations, Inuit and Metis population in Edmonton. We hope you will read and think about how your organization can better serve our Aboriginal community and their literacy needs.

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