The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners is a dynamic member-led, not-for-profit organization. You are invited to be part of the action.
CALL’s vision is to offer innovative and affordable learning opportunities.
CALL is for people who want to engage in learning for the joy of it and to share their knowledge, ideas, experience and interests with others.
Programs and activities cover a wide range of topics, from art and culture to politics, health and science. Registrations are accepted on a first-received, first-served basis.
Affordability,flexibility in time and place, and a friendly, informal small group approach make our learning programs unique. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for upcoming programs and initiate new learning activities.
The first programs started in September 2011, with a little over a hundred members. By mid-2019, there were over 1100 members. Click here for a short history.
To join CALL, click here.
Our bylaws can be found at this link: CALL Bylaws.
Members are welcome to attend our Board meetings. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know that you would like to join us. We offer these Guidelines about joining board meetings.
Program formats include
From time to time CALL also hosts special events.
Join CALL to exercise your mind and spirit, make new friends, and see the world around you in a different way.
How is CALL different from other organizations that provide Lifelong Learning opportunities?
How you can benefit from being a part of CALL
Our Mandate:The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) is a member-led, non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Actof the Province of Alberta in February 2011. CALL’s mandate is to facilitate lifelong learning for residents of Calgary and area. Programs and activities are wide-ranging, focusing on arts and culture, society and politics, and health and science.
Our Vision: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.
Background: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. 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!