The CALP Portal was developed and is moderated and maintained by the Community Learning Network.
The Community Learning Network (CLN) supports the innovative learning leaders who are building Alberta’s vibrant learning communities. We provide and promote professional development, training, customized support and networking opportunities to Alberta’s Community Adult Learning Programs, CALP practitioners and volunteer Board members. We work in close collaboration with our partners, funders and system stakeholders to achieve our vision, where
Community Adult Learning Programs are the hub for adult learning in every community.
The CLN team includes nine full-time staff dedicated to providing relevant and responsive support at the provincial and regional levels to the more than 120 Community Adult Learning Programs (CALPs) throughout Alberta.
Originally founded in 1987 as the Company of Coordinators, Alberta's Community Adult Learning Councils' coordinators took an early leadership role in providing and promoting relevant, quality lifelong learning opportunities to their communities. The CLN has also been a leader in ensuring Community Adult Learning and Literacy practitioners have access to the professional development, networking opportunities and supports they need to most effectively meet the needs of adult learners in our province. Over the years, CLN has continued to grow and evolve, and now supports over 120 Community Adult Learning Programs across Alberta.
CLN is governed by a Board of Directors, who are also Community Adult Learning Program Staff and volunteer Board Members. Our office is based in Edmonton, Alberta. Community Learning Network is supported by funding from the Government of Alberta.