Everyone can learn!

ECALA allocates grant 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 over $1.14 million annually in community-based adult learning in Edmonton since 1998 based on its’ vision of “Everyone can learn”.

ECALA acknowledges that it operates and provides funding on our first people’s land which was originally named Amiskwaciwâskahikan ᐊᒥᐢᑲᐧᒋᐋᐧᐢᑲᐦᐃᑲᐣ.

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 honor the terms of treaty in perpetuity when we declare peace and friends, as long as the sun shines, water flows, and grass grows.

2019/2020 Indigenous Expression of Interest

As part of our ongoing Engaging Indigenous Learners initiative, we have released our 2019/2020 call for Expressions of Interest for ECALA Indigenous program funding. Based [...]

2019/2020 Call for Proposals

Our 2019/2020 Call for Proposals is officially open. Our annual grant provides funding to non-profit organizations who provide non-credit literacy and foundational learning opportunities [...]