The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners
The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) is a member-led, non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta in February 2011. CALL’s mandate is to facilitate lifelong learning for residents of Calgary and area who are 45 years of age and older. Programs and activities are wide-ranging, focusing on arts and culture, society and politics, and health and science.
The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners facilitates affordable, innovative and flexible learning opportunities for adults.
In providing attractive opportunities for older people to become part of a community that is dedicated to learning for the sheer joy of it, CALL aims to enable its members not only to share their valuable knowledge and life experience with others, but also to gain new knowledge, skills, and experiences and to keep their minds stimulated and active. We believe that by enriching the lives of the community’s elders and expanding the opportunities for them to connect with a wide range of individuals and organizations, we will also be enriching the cultural, social, and intellectual life of the larger community, contributing significantly toward Calgary’s ongoing effort to become a highly livable city for people of all ages.
CALL was initiated in 2010 by a group of Calgarians whose goal was to create a not-for-profit, member-led organization offering unique, affordable lifelong learning opportunities for those 45 and over.
Volunteer committees, overseen by an elected volunteer board of directors, plan programs, organize events and recruit facilitators and speakers.
Similar lifelong learner and third-age learning groups have been successfully established all over the world. It’s time for Calgary to have its own lifelong learners association!