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Are Finances a Barrier for Your Program Applicant? Calgary Learns’ grants support foundational learning programs for adults with financial barriers. Some practitioners have asked us how to best discern if the adults applying to participate in their Calgary Learns funded program have financial barriers.  We have seen a variety of… Read More »Tips From the Field

Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- Métis Week

In Michif… Taanishi kiiyawaw  (Hello Everyone) Lisa L’Hirondelle dishshinikashon  (my name is Lisa L’Hirondelle) Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement ototon  ( I come from Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement) Calgary niwekin   (I live in Calgary)  Ni papa Clifford Blyan keyshinikashshow    (my late father’s name is Clifford Blyan) Ni mama Darlene… Read More »Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- Métis Week

Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- National Aboriginal Veterans Day

November 8th is Aboriginal Veterans Day which was established in Manitoba in 1994. Renamed National Aboriginal Veterans Day, it is now recognized in other provinces and is celebrated annually. It is a day to recognize and acknowledge the many contributions and sacrifices of Aboriginals not only to Canada’s war efforts,but… Read More »Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- National Aboriginal Veterans Day

Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- International Inuit Day

November 7 is International Inuit Day. Also known as International Circumpolar Inuit Day, it is a holiday created to celebrate Inuit and to amplify their voices. According to the 2016 Statistics Canada Census there were 440 Inuit living in Calgary. In honour of this day, I had the privilege to… Read More »Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- International Inuit Day

Full Steam Ahead – Calgary Learns Program Applications are coming your way!

A friend of mine once used the analogy of a train to describe the start of fall and the run up to the holidays. In September, the train gets into gear and is rumbling in the station. There is a lot of noise, activity, and anticipation. In October, the train… Read More »Full Steam Ahead – Calgary Learns Program Applications are coming your way!

Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- Sisters in Spirit Day

Sisters in Spirit Day honours the memories of the more than 1,200 missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls across Canada. On October 4, vigils and events are also held across the country to support family members and loved ones.  The Report of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered… Read More »Sihtoskâtowin ᓯᐦᑐᐢᑲᑐᐃᐧᐣ Circle- Sisters in Spirit Day

September 30th

September 30th marks the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day honors the children who never returned home, the Survivors of Indian Residential Schools, as well as their families and communities. Public commemoration of the tragic and painful history and ongoing impacts of residential schools is a vital component… Read More »September 30th