About Us

The Edson and District Community Learning Society works with individuals and organizations to identify and fulfill the learning needs of adults in our community.  As a member of Alberta’s Community Learning Network (CLN), EDCLS seeks to provide a wide range of learning opportunities to the Edson and district area.

EDCLS operates on grants from Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education. This helps us reduce course costs for our participants.

EDCLS is a registered non-profit organization that is governed by a board of directors.

 What We Do:

We offer programs and courses based on community needs and interests. Any adult can take these courses.

EDCLS offers courses on:

  • safety
  • computers
  • general interests
  • community issues

Click here for course calendar.

If you have an idea for a course or to register for a course, please contact us. edcls@gypsd.ca or 780-723-6247.

In 2009, EDCLS opened Learning Works, Edson’s adult learning centre.

Learning Works provides support for:

  • GED prep
  • Trades exam prep
  • ESL
  • workplace essential skills
  • computer skills.

Click here for more details.

Learning Works contact: Genevieve Gliddon – geneglid@gypsd.ca or call 780-723-6247.

Family literacy programs are all free and include:

  • Parent Child Mother Goose
  • Magic Carpet Ride
  • Books and Bright Starts for English language learners.
  • Kounty Kids Rhyme Time
  • Newborns Need Books
  • Bag of Books

Click here for more details on family literacy. To register for family literacy programs contact Josephine Bunz-Clark at josebunz@gypsd.ca or 780-723-6247.

We also coordinate the following events:

  • Community Registration Night
  • Family Literacy Day
  • International Women’s Day