www.edmontonlearningcommunity.com

The Edmonton Learning Community is a diverse collective of inspired people who are committed to improving the lives of people with developmental disabilities in Edmonton and area. Our approach is to develop a deeper understanding of innovative strategies that empower people to be in control of their own lives as valued members of community. If you share this vision, come learn with us. From September to June we usually get together at the Capilano community hall (10810 54 St) on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from 1230pm to about 4pm.
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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Ideas for the Learning Community and CommuniTEA Infusion?

Post any thoughts and creative ideas you have that the Edmonton Learning Community could host or get involved in.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

May18th 2010, 12:15pm at the new Art Gallery Official unveiling of the CommuniTEA Infusion Van with the mayor

Official unveiling of the CommuniTEA Infusion Van with the mayor
We are pleased to offer a chance to be a part of the CommuniTea Infusion experience! This is essentially a mobile tea house that comes to a neighbourhood street and creates the essence of a town square where people can come together, get to know each other better, and strengthen connections. CommuniTea Infusion is run by neighbours who are inspired by the possibility that conversations could sow the seeds of building stronger, creative, safer, and more connected communities. It has no religious or political affiliations.
This interactive half-day session involves learning about placemaking and the projects that have originated in Portland from Michael Cook. We also have Dan Burden, an internationally recognized authority on liveable and sustainable communities, healthy streets, traffic calming, and bicycle and pedestrian programs. A design charrette, collaborative chalk mural and a cob workshop complete the session.
You are welcome to join the group at 12:15 pm where the CommuniTEA Infusion mobile tea house will be launched.
Location is: The Theatre @ The Edmonton Art Gallery
2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
To register, please fill out the registration form and return it to Anne Dingwall, Corporate Services Department, 10th Floor Century Place. Questions can be directed to Jane Molstad, Community Services Department, 780-496-6887.
 Anne Dingwall
Human Resources Branch, Corporate Services Department
10th Floor, Century Place (9803 - 102A Avenue)
Edmonton, AB     T5J 3A3
Phone: 780-496-7814, Fax: 780-498-7094

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Message in a Bottle Rally

As a result of a very impressive rally at McDougall church, where 1300 concerned Albertans turned out to learn more about what is happening to PDD and to raise their voices, there was some unfinished business to attend to.

$1400 was raised from the bottle drive to donate to the government to help offset the deficit. And there were also several hundred messages in bottles that people brought to the rally that we promised to deliver to the premier.

A group gathered on the stairs of the Legislature on Wednesday, February 10 at Noon with a very LARGE cheque in tow, along with all the message bottles.


Thursday, December 17, 2009

CommuniTEA Infusion Project


We now have a facebook group for the Tea van.

The CommuniTEA Infusion experience is essentially a mobile tea house that comes to a neighborhood street and creates a kind of town square where people can come together, get to know each other better and strengthen connections. One reason this is important in our fast paced society today, is that fewer persons are connected in meaningful ways with community. If however the gathering place comes right to your door, there is a greater chance for meaningful exchange to take place.

CommuniTea Infusion has no religious or political affiliations and is run by neighbors who are inspired by the possibility that conversations could sow the seeds of building stronger, creative, safer, more connected communities.

It is the Learning Community's strong belief that people working in the disability sector need to understand more deeply the work of community developers. We think that the CommuniTEA Infusion project is the perfect way for us to ally ourselves with some experts in the area, to learn by participating, and to offer our help in neighborhood development work. This is why we are enthusiastic and endorse this project.