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 -
-Exam Proctoring & Invigilation-
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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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. We have a new Seniors Digital Wave program that provides social connection and iPad training for Seniors this fall 2022! Call or click for more information.
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 38 years!
For more information about the Community Adult Learning Program - visit calp.ca
LOCATION AND HOURS
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
4743 - 46 Street
Drayton Valley, AB
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 has a passion for lifelong learning and has a background in non-profit areas as well as business and volunteer management.
Kelly has been with DVDCLA for 2 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 has the best snacks in her office, too!
Cheryl has been with DVDCLA for 3 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.
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 has been a key part of our ESL Program for over 4 years now. She has an extensive background in ESL teaching. Brenda is committed to giving her ESL learners the best experience possible!
Board of Directors 2021/2022
Lorraine Balen– Chair
Benita Harrison – Vice Chair
Jackie Cheema – Treasurer
Melinda Buttrey – Secretary
Vacant – Director of Board Development
Vacant – Director of Fund Development
Carol James – Director of Policy Review
Carmina Thomson – Director of Community Engagement