739  families helped in 2021.

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48% 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.

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Our commitment to Calgary

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 876 Calgarian families each year.

'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