Greetings from the Chair
"There is nothing permanent except change" (Heraclitus). He must have been referring to the CALP program in 1999! As we work on fall programming and look forward to a summer break Council coordinators are also preparing for a very busy year ahead.
The first meeting of the new CLN Board was held May 13/14 and I'm pleased to welcome new members Vera Calvert, Karoline Fox and Tracy Kroeker. We worked well together and accomplished a lot during our two days together.
Watch for an update from the Branch in the mail within the next few days welcoming our new Manager and Senior Consultant. And congratulations to Barbara Leung on her permanent appointment as Director of Community Programs. The Branch has been working diligently to design proposal guidelines to implement the new initiatives announced in the March budget.
Last year's CALP Review confirmed that the program is sound and unique in Canada, and that the main strength of the program is its community-based feature. The new policy will reflect the need for clear goals and accountability. The CLN Board will act as a liaison between the Branch and councils on implementation of the policy later this year. All welcome changes but a little overwhelming. If you have questions or concerns please call me at Parkland Continuing Education or Gwyn at the CLN office in Airdrie. Have a great summer!