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2012: HELP US CELEBRATE 25 YEARS OF SUPPORTING, PROMOTING AND ADVANCING LIFELONG LEARNING IN ALBERTA!

OUR HISTORY

1975

  • The Government of Alberta announces the Alberta Further Education Policy, creating a province-wide system of local Further Education Councils

1986

  • The idea for “Company of Coordinators” is born. The first meeting is held at Jasper Park Lodge

1987

  • “Company of Coordinators” is incorporated under the Societies Act
  • First AGM is held in Edmonton

1988

  • “Company of Coordinators” hires staff and opens its first office at Medicine Hat College

1994

  • Members vote to change the name to “Community Learning Network- An Alberta Association of Leaders in Lifelong Learning”

1995

  • The CLN sits on “The Adult Development Program Reform Project Advisory Committee”

1999

  • The current CLN logo is unveiled at the AGM
  • First grant for Regional Resource Network, 8 Regional Resource Persons hired

2000

  • Launch of “CLN Online” www.communitylearning.info

2002

  • The CLN partners with Literacy Alberta on the “Effective Marketing and Communications” project
  • The CLN starts communicating with members via Email

2004

  • The Coaching Project is launched, to assist CALCs in meeting the CALP Policy and Operating Requirements, and to improve the management and governance of Councils

2005

  • Membership structure changes. Membership and voting privilege is transferred from Council Coordinators to Community Adult Learning Councils

2006

  • The CLN releases The Role of CALCs in Advancing Education in Alberta to 2010

2007

  • The Government of Alberta releases the Roles and Mandates Policy Framework

2008

  • The CLN joins with Alberta Advanced Education and Technology and Literacy Alberta to plan the spring conference in collaboration with the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC)
  • The iCCAN project begins

2009

  • Professional Development Symposium is co-hosted with Literacy Alberta for the first time

2010

  • The CLN aligns Regional Resource Network boundaries with Comprehensive Community Institution Stewardship regions

2011

  • The Literacy & Learning Symposium partnership expands to include the Centre for Family Literacy, along with the CLN and Literacy Alberta