The Carol Aubee-Girard Award of Excellence in Community Adult Learning
To celebrate ECALA’s 20th year of investing in community adult learning programs in Edmonton, the Board of Director’s chose to recognize the legacy and contributions of Carol Aubee-Girard by creating the “Carol Aubee-Girard Award of Excellence in Community Adult Learning”.
Carol’s tenure as ECALA’s Executive Director from 1998 to 2015 contributed to the caliber and excellence of Edmonton’s adult learning programming under the mandate of the Community Adult Learning Program. Carol’s professionalism and passion to ensure organizations, programs, and learners were positively impacted by the funding allocations given each year resulted in many of the practices and guidelines ECALA continues to follow.
Carol’s strong belief in funding all types of organizations, from very small to large, led to the development of many new innovative practices to better meet the needs of learners within our community. Carol also implemented the integration of the National Essential Skills Framework in 2008 and mandatory measurement and evaluation requirements in 2015.
On an annual basis, an award recipient will be selected from nominations showcasing excellence in one of the following categories:
- Funded organization
- Funded program
- Learner in a funded program
Nomination criteria and the process for selection will be shared through a call for nominations in May each year. The award recipient will be recognized at ECALA’s AGM and in our Member’s Matter and Learners’ Lens Newsletter.
Many people, groups, organizations, and programs make up the diverse support system for adult foundational learning within our community. The following are organizations and programs that help shape our work: