Our Members

Centre for Family Literacy believes that literacy skills develop in families first. Their focus is on assisting families in their attempts to improve their literacy skills by developing and delivering family and adult literacy programs, providing training to family literacy professionals in Alberta and across the country, working in partnership with other organizations to provide inter-agency support fo families.

Contact Information:
Donna Lemieux, Director Development and Community Engagement
Address: 11642 142 Street NW
 Edmonton AB T5M 1V4

Phone: 780.421.7323 
Toll Free: 1.866.421.7323
 Fax: 780.421.7324

E-Mail: info@famlit.ca
  Website: http://www.famlit.ca


Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association develops, coordinates, and provides life long learning opportunities while acknowledging that adults bring a wealth of experience to their learning. ECALA helps people access non-credit educational opportunities throughout the community. They believe in an environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and cooperation.

Contact Information:
Debbie Clark, CEO
Address: 104 – 4207 98 Street NW
Edmonton AB T6E 5R7
Phone: 780-415-5520
  Fax: 780-447-3371

E-Mail: info@ecala.org
 Website: http://www.ecala.org



Edmonton Public Library (EPL) is celebrating 100 years of service in 2013… and is just getting started! EPL is Edmonton’s largest lender of all manner of information and entertainment, and is the second most visited place in the city with over 14 million in-branch and online visits each year. EPL’s goal is to grow literacies and life skills for an active, engaged community by sharing expertise, information, technologies, and both physical and digital public spaces.

Contact Information:

Linda Garvin, Executive Director, Customer Experience
Address: 7th Flr 10235 101 St NW, Edmonton AB T5J 3G1
Phone: 780-442-6851
Fax: 780-496-7097
Email: lgarvin@epl.ca  Website: www.epl.ca



Frontier College has a rich history in Alberta. The first Alberta-based Frontier College volunteer pitched a Reading Tent in Coalfields, AB in 1907. Subsequent Frontier College Labourer-Teachers were stationed on the Grand Trunk Pacific Rail gang at Wolf Creek, AB in 1909. We recruit and train volunteers to work with children, youth and adults in a great array of settings. We also help other community-based organizations set up and run literacy programs for their own participants.

Contact Information:

Emily Welz, Community Coordinator
Address: 34 9912 106 St
Edmonton AB T5K 1C5
Phone: 780-487-4787
Email: anavodia@frontiercollege.ca  Website: www.frontiercollege.ca


The Learning Centre Literacy Association offers, reading, writing, math and other learning programs for adults in Edmonton. The Learning Centre Literacy Association engages people in community-based learning and literacy development that further enables them to make positive changes for themselves and their communities.

Contact Information:

Denis Lapierre, Executive Director
Address: #218 3210-118 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5W 4W1
Telephone numbers: (780) 429-0675, (780) 471-2598
Fax: (780) 474-0875
Office email: info.learningcentre@shaw.ca - NEW



Project Adult Literacy Society (P.A.L.S.) is a volunteer-based program that builds the capacity of adults who are unable to use printed materials in daily life. Adults acquire reading, writing, listening, speaking, math, and other life skills in English as a first and second language, based on individual needs. PALS provide opportunities for students to take risks, develop decision-making skills, and improve self-esteem in a supportive and encouraging environment.

Contact info:

Shirley Sandul, Executive Director

Address: 41 – 9912 106 Street 

Edmonton, Alberta T5K 1C5

Phone: 780-424-5514
 Fax: 780-425-5176

E-Mail: palsvolunteers2003@yahoo.ca


Yellowhead Tribal College provides accredited programs in a flexible, supportive academic environment that nurtures our First Nations cultures and traditions. We are a proud community partner delivering literacy, upgrading, post-secondary courses, certificates, and diplomas, grounded in First Nations culture and language.  We also deliver diploma and degrees in partnership with recognized colleges and universities.

Contact Information:
Rachel Hertz Cobb, Policy Analyst
Address: #304, 17304 – 105 Ave. 
Edmonton, AB T5S 1G4 
Phone: 780-484-0303 Fax: 780-481-7275
Email:  rachel.hertzcobb@ytced.ca   Website: ytced.ab.ca

"Among heavy-truck drivers in Alberta, the lower their literacy level…the higher the probability that they experience an accident or spillage. These are real effects — driving big rigs off the road into a ditch."

— CBC News Indepth: Education, Dan Bjarnason reporter