Everyone can learn!

ECALA allocates Advanced Education funding to organizations in Edmonton to provide literacy and foundational learning programs for adults. ECALA is recognized as a Granting Council by Alberta Advanced Education under the Community Adult Learning Program (CALP) Guidelines.

ECALA has invested in community-based adult learning in Edmonton since 1998 based on its’ vision of “Everyone can learn”. In 2018, ECALA’s investment grew to $2 million annually.

ECALA acknowledges that it operates and provides funding on our first people’s land which was originally named Amiskwaciwâskahikan (Beaver Hills House) and is now known as Edmonton.

Together with our Indigenous Advisory Committee and Board of Directors, we acknowledge the First Peoples, our ancestors, the caregivers of Turtle Island.

We are honoured to share what Creator of all things has loaned to all Nations, and humbly acknowledge that we are all related.  We honour the terms of treaty in perpetuity when we declare peace and friends, as long as the sun shines, water flows, and grass grows.

2020/2021 Call for Proposals

Our 2020/2021 Call for Proposals is now open. Our annual grant provides funding to non-profit organizations who provide non-credit literacy and foundational learning opportunities to [...]

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