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About Us

The Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer is a Granting Council that supports foundational learning for adult learners in the City of Red Deer and has been funding vital programming for over 30 years.  

Vision: A community where everyone can access lifelong learning    


Mission: LLCRD engages the community as champions of lifelong learning and supports the community to understand and meet the learning needs of all through collaboration, community conversations, and providing financial resources and support for taking innovative action.

Supporting equitable, inclusive literacy and lifelong learning opportunities.

The Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer is funded by Alberta Advanced Education and supported by the Community Learning Network.

Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education provides funding to support the delivery of part-time, non-formal adult foundational learning opportunities in local communities. Currently, there are over 85 CALPS that are funded through the Alberta Ministry of Advanced Education that offer adult learning opportunities. 

For more information about the Community Learning Network and possible training opportunities, please visit the Community Learning Network website:


The Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer is one of three Granting Councils that provide funding for Community Adult Learning Programs to foundational adult learning providers in our cities.

Calgary Learns 

Red Deer Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer

Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association (ECALA) 

The Lifelong Learning Council of Red Deer will put out a request for applications once a year. Applications will be reviewed by our Grant Allocation Committee and approved by our Board of Directors. Only applications that conform to the Community Adult Learning Program Guidelines will be accepted. Please click here for a copy of the June 2020  Community Adult Learning Program Guidelines

For more information about Adult learning in Alberta, please click the following link to the Ministry of Advanced Education Website.

2020- 2023 Strategic Plan

LLCRD conducted a community dialogue in 2020.
The community dialogue recorded 26 organizations and 13 students.
The LLCRD Board of Directors used these results to inform and direct their 2020- 2023 strategic plan. 
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