42% of Canadian adults have low literacy skills. We're on a mission to change that.
Let us show you how.
WHO WE ARE
We believe that literacy and foundational learning affects all aspects of family and community life. We want to strengthen communities by removing barriers to access these opportunities by providing free programming. We want to see Canada
as a literate and learning society.
Video by Alesia Fieldberg & New Shadow Productions.
Further Education Society's programs are hosted throughout Calgary by our program partners and cover a variety of topics that improve literacy and essential skills for the vulnerable populations of Calgary.
Our Calgary Programs partner with over 35 community agencies to deliver 70 to 80 programs to approximately 825 Calgarian families each year.
OUR COMMITMENT TO CALGARY
OUR "GOING THE DISTANCE" PROJECT
This unique and innovative project addresses the under-representation of Indigenous populations in the labor force by supporting businesses in the Tourism and Hospitality industry.
The communities and organizations we work with include Stoney Nakoda, Tsuut'ina Nation, and Grey Eagle Resort and Casino.
"The violence I experienced as a child really affected how I learn and how I build relationships... I need to first work on myself so that I can eventually work on reconnecting with my kids."
-James, participant in the Calgary Remand Centre program
In response to the ever-changing environment this pandemic has created, FESA is making some adjustments to our programs. We are still 100% committed to ensuring vulnerable learners and families have access to supports when they need them. We are now doing this in a different way.
OUR "PIE IN THE FESA" FUNDRAISER
Our fantastic Board Members have agreed to take a pie in the FESA to raise money for our free educational programs that assist vulnerable families in Calgary. Pie Junkie will be providing the pies for the pieing event and Shaw Birdies for Kids presented by AltaLink will be matching all donations up to 50%.