Programs & Courses

What Does Lamont County Community Adult Learning Council Do?

CALCwithABgovFunded by Alberta Advanced Education, Lamont County Community Adult Learning Council serves residents both rural and urban.  We assist individuals by enhancing their quality of life through our programs designed for their unique adult learning journey. 

Getting to Know Us!

Lamont County CALC is committed to lifelong learning. We are strongly invested in serving adults who may want to improve their learning and build confidence. We want to equip parents with tools and strategies to help them prepare their young children for the public school learning environment. We also want to help overwhelmed adults adopt healthy coping skills, reframe automatic negative thinking, manage day-to-day money and map out future goals. The goals we endorse are the small ones because time is precious in a fast-paced world. The best way we can serve you well is to get to know you, and for you to get to know how we can help you.

Programs

For some of our programs you need to be referred. Once we have enough people interested in a program we will book:
  • a date and time (day or evening)
  • a facility in a local community
Most of our programs are free. If any of them interest you please call Debbie or Cheryl at (780) 895-2233.

My Journey

Life is like a tree. You need to nourish it’s roots.

My_Journey_imageWe go through many stages in life. Some of them can consume us. Parenthood is one phase that consumes us. Being out of work can consume us. Getting ready for retirement can be scary.


This amazing program helps adults of all ages rediscover their values, skills and interests. We even help you build a list of what is important to you and their order of importance. The knowledge you gain from this program will support you in developing a portfolio that may help you confidently seek employment.

Career Portfolio

Career_Portfolio_imageJob hunting is more than having a resume. There are a lot of good people applying for jobs. How do you stand out? We are here to help you figure that out. By creating a career portfolio you develop a deeper understanding of all of your skills and abilities.

We recommend you take our “My Journey” course first.

Stinkin' Thinkin'

Self-Confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. Learn ways to develop and promote your strengths.

stinkin_thinkin_imageWe feel many emotions in life - happiness, sadness, joy, pain, gratitude, disappointment, loss, love etc. Sometimes we feel inferior, judged, hurt, jealous, angry, misunderstood, or afraid. These emotions can overwhelm us.

We want to share with you proven, effective coping skills to help you make your emotions less overwhelming. Feel free to bring a friend!

CALC Kitchen

You might not think math has much to do with cooking, but the truth is that the better your math skills are, the better you'll be in the kitchen.

CALC_kitchen_imageThis referral-based, two-day program uses technology, provides hands-on budget development skills, and teaches learners how to make decisions that incorporate nutrition and/or swap out expensive ingredients for cheaper ones. Groceries are subsidized so participants can leave with 3-4 meals at half the cost.

Participation is limited and there is qualifying criteria.

Kids & Money

Kids___Money_imageDoes this sound familiar? Mom, can you buy this ? (as the item is being dropped into the grocery cart)? Dad, it’s on sale and all the other kids have one - pleeease - buy it for me.

This course is for parents who want to teach their children about spending and saving.

Courses

Fire Arm Safety Course

In order to get a Possession and Acquisition License (PAL) you are legally required have Fire Arm Safety Course (FAC) certification.

fire_arm_safety_imageCALC offers this course on a Saturday. If you pass the test conducted in the course the instructor will provide you with a certificate proving you successfully completed the Firearm Safety Course. The instructor will also give you the information you will need to apply for licensing.

Supports and Resources

While we can’t be experts at everything, we can usually find someone who can help.

supports_and_resources_imageWe know some of the barriers families face and we do our best to address them. We are aware that child care can stand in the way of attending a program. For this reason some of our programs provide child care. We know that, for some learners, the expense of a program may prevent them from attending one of our programs. Many of our programs are FREE. Some people are shy and are afraid to try something new or meet new people. Many of our programs encourage you to bring a friend. If you are new to the area and have no friends, let us be your first friend. We have access to helpful resources and we are only a phone call away.