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About Us

Calgary Learns is a granting agency that supports foundational learning for adult Calgarians. Through community consultations, research and needs assessments, we help our members respond to current learning issues. We make community-based learning accessible, and promote the value of learning.

Supporting organizations and practitioners to provide effective learning opportunities for adults in Calgary to build foundational skills.

Calgary Learns leads the Calgary community by supporting accessible and innovative programs meeting adult foundational learning needs.


  • Relevance: We respond to the changing needs of adult learners, community organizations and practitioners that support foundational learning in Calgary.
  • Community Participation: We consult and collaborate with the community in decisions that may affect them. We work with our community partners and funders in a respectful and strategic way to achieve mutual goals.
  • Due Diligence: We demonstrate transparency and accountability in the management of the affairs of the organization to ensure credibility in the community and with our funders.
  • Inclusivity: We respect the various cultural and individual ways that adults learn.