The success of this event would not have been possible without the generous support of our sponsors:
and our community partners
Wednesday, March 28th, 2012.
11:00 a.m. - 1:45 p.m.
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In an economy where technologies and skills needs are constantly changing, access to continuous and lifelong learning opportunities is critical for all Albertans to fully participate in Canadian society, both socially and economically.
Increasing access to adult and lifelong learning opportunities and education - from community-based learning to post-secondary, from essential skills and basic literacy learning to advanced skills upgrading - must be seen as an investment rather than an expenditure.
International Adult Learners' Week: March 24th - April 1st
Forever Learning Luncheon 2012
Featuring Ms. Manitok Thompson
In recognition of International Adult Learners’ Week, Community Learning Network (CLN), in partnership with eCampusAlberta, hosted the Forever Learning Luncheon in Edmonton, on Wednesday March 28th.
The Forever Learning Luncheon brought together community leaders, education institutions, community learning organizations, employers and representatives from government, along with diverse community partners who are passionate about lifelong learning.
Our guests included:
His Honour, Colonel (Ret’d) the Honourable Donald S. Ethell,
Lieutenant Governor of Alberta
And Her Honour, Mrs. Linda M. Ethell
Amarjeet Sohi, City of Edmonton Councillor (Ward 6), who brought official greetings from Mayor Stephen Mandel and presented the proclamation of International Adult Learners’ Week in the City of Edmonton.
Thank you to all who attended --
See you in 2013!
First Female Member of the Nunavut Legislative Assembly
Manitok Thompson delivered the afternoon’s keynote address. Ms. Manitok Thompson is renowned not only as a ground-breaking politician in Canada’s North, but also for her dedication as a volunteer and community activist.Thank you for sharing your inspiring journey, Manitok.
Across this country and around the world, adult learning and literacy festivals and events share a common purpose – they are advocacy tools for raising the profile of adult learners and lifelong learning; they mobilize individuals to take advantage of the multitude of learning opportunities open to them; and they serve as a reminder that adult learning can be a powerful instrument for change.
The Canadian Commission for UNESCO, together with its partners, identified International Adult Learners’ Week as a priority project that would foster joint action by a broad network and would raise the profile of adult learning throughout Canada. IALW is both a promotional campaign to raise awareness of a broader public and an opportunity for the cooperation of diverse partners, including governmental, non-governmental organizations and civil society, to demonstrate the importance of adult literacy and lifelong learning.
- retrieved from http://www.unesco.ca/en/interdisciplinary/IALW/IALWcanada.aspx#IALWmagazines, February 12th, 2012.