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Adult Students


Our Vision: Our community actively empowers adults to be successful through lifelong learning.​

Our Mission: To provide opportunities to adult learners in the Drayton Valley and Brazeau County Area by encouraging, developing and enhancing literacy skills.

- Adult Literacy & Numeracy Coaching - 
- English Language Classes & Citizenship Prep -​
- Basic Computers & Digital Literacy Classes -
- Employability Skills Workshops & Career Development -
- Adult Learner Support & Mentoring -

Microsoft Office Google Suite and Other Related Courses

-Exam Proctoring & Invigilation-

Settlement Services 

We are focused on helping adults in our Community reach their learning and literacy goals!  If you need any assistance or know someone who could use our services, please contact us today. 
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Adult Literacy & Numeracy Coaching

We help adults with tutoring in Reading, Writing,     Math up to Grade 9 level, and GED Preparation.  Contact us for a skills assessment today!

Career Skill Development &
Employability Services

Please come and see us for:


- Employability and Skills workshops

- Computer stations to work on your resume

- Referral to education and training


English Language Programs

We provide learning opportunities for anyone new to the English Language.  We have programs for all levels.  Whether it's your second language or your fourth!  If you are new to our community or to our country, we can assist you with information on classes, tutoring and citizenship preparation.  Talk to us about an assessment.

Basic Computer and Digital Literacy Classes

Do you need help to use a computer or basic technology?  Contact us for an assessment and personalized help with computers and other devices.  Our programs can help you master digital skills such as internet use, email, social media, and file management.  Call or click for more information.  

About Us

Your Local Community Adult Learning Council

We are your local Community Adult Learning Program (CALP).  Currently, Alberta is home to approximately 130 CALP organizations like us across the province, each with the same overall goal, to enhance the quality of life in communities by increasing the ability of adults to engage in learning.  We are a registered Canadian Charity, and a non-profit society in the Province of Alberta.  We are partially funded by Alberta Advanced Education, and we research grant opportunities, as well as fundraise and seek donations and sponsors to balance our funding needs.  We have been helping adult learners in Drayton Valley and area for over 39 years!


For more information about the Community Adult Learning Program - visit


We are located in the Rotary House building in Drayton Valley. 
Come and see our great learning space!

Our Office Hours 

September to June

Monday to Thursday 

9:00am to 3:00pm


We are closed during July and August and Stat Holidays

Our Address:

Rotary House
4743 - 46 Street

Drayton Valley, AB

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Laurie Andrews
Executive Director

We are pleased to introduce Laurie as our new Executive Director!  Laurie has been in our community for many years and loves helping people. She excels at building relationships by being integral, trustworthy and sincere. She is an excellent coach who encourages a positive work culture while cultivating new leaders. She loves sharing her passion of life long learning and helping people become better versions of themselves. 

Kelly Robb
Administrative Assistant

Kelly has been with DVDCLA for 4 years, and is the friendly face you see when you come in our doors!  She is helpful and kind, and can answer all of your questions about our programs, services.  She is a Pearson Vue certified test administrator.

Cheryl Saloff

Essential Skills Coordinator

Cheryl has been with DVDCLA for  4 years now, starting as a facilitator and then moving into a Coordinator Role.  She can help you determine the right path for you if you're needing a GED, upgrading, resume help, or just finding information about your future goals!  Cheryl is passionate about helping and won't let you feel like you're going through it alone.


Dean Coutu
Digital Skills Coordinator

Dean has been facilitating our Digital Skills program for a couple of years, and has now moved into the Coordinator role!  If you need training in software or if you're new to computers, iPads, smart phones, internet safety or anything digital literacy, Dean can help assess your skills, make a plan and even arrange tutoring.

Brenda MacKinnon

ESL Coordinator

Brenda has been a key part of our ESL Program for over 5 years now.  She has an extensive background in ESL teaching. Brenda is committed to giving her ESL learners the best experience possible!

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Board of Directors 2022/2023

Lola Strand– Chair

Amila Gammna – Vice Chair

Raye Labossiere– Treasurer

Nicole  Coleman – Secretary

Terri Shymenosky – Director of Board Development

Ashley Graham  – Director of Fund Development


Sandra Blades – Director of Policy Review

Jenn Fynn – Director of Community Engagement

Margaret Roos - Director

How You Can Help!

Donate to support us today! 
Registered Charity #891 114 787 RR0001

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