PLEASE NOTE There are venue changes for several events and Interest Groups

Welcome to CALL

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners

The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners is a dynamic member-led, not-for-profit organization. You are invited to be part of the action.

CALL’s vision is to offer innovative and affordable learning opportunities.

CALL is for people who want to engage in learning for the joy of it and to share their knowledge, ideas, experience and interests with others.

Programs and activities cover a wide range of topics, from art and culture to politics, health and science. Registrations are accepted on a first-received, first-served basis.

Affordability, flexibility in time and place, and a friendly, informal small group approach make our learning programs unique. Members are encouraged to suggest topics for upcoming programs and initiate new learning activities.

The first programs started in September 2011. Click here to see the programs being offered. Click here for a short history. Click here for our bylaws

To join CALL, click here.

Program formats include

  • Interest groups–organized into broad Interest Areas (e.g., Art and Culture, Current Issues, History)
  • Lecture series
  • Monthly CALL Cafés–where members can socialize, learn about and sign up for interest groups, propose new interest groups, and have a short, stimulating program ( a speaker, or some other sort of participatory event)

From time to time CALL also hosts special events.

Join CALL to exercise your mind and spirit, make new friends, and see the world around you in a different way.

How is CALL different from other organizations that provide Lifelong Learning opportunities?
  • At the heart of the CALL philosophy and values is the belief that we as adults have gained valuable knowledge and life experience that can be shared with others.
  • In CALL, we are all learners together, and together as a group we decide what we want to learn and how we want to learn it.
  • CALL is open to everyone. We are a diverse group of learners who offer a rich variety of perspectives, experience, knowledge, and enthusiasm.
  • CALL is run by members for members. Everyone is a volunteer, which keeps the costs down, so learning is accessible to everyone.
How you can benefit from being a part of CALL
  • By joining CALL, you are making new friends who share similar interests. This is a group, doing ground-breaking work. It’s fun to be part of building something new.
  • In CALL, you have a voice. You can suggest topics for interest groups and other programs by e-mail to
  • You can become a leader or facilitator of a group. Please send in your ideas by e-mail to
  • You can take part in other ways, including by joining committees. Write to
  • You become part of a learning community, gaining new knowledge, skills, and experiences, and keeping your mind stimulated and active.
  • Joining CALL will bring more enjoyment, creativity, and fun into your life.
  Our Mandate: The Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners (CALL) is a member-led, non-profit organization incorporated under the Societies Act of the Province of Alberta in February 2011.  CALL’s mandate is to facilitate lifelong learning for residents of Calgary and area.  Programs and activities are wide-ranging, focusing on arts and culture, society and politics, and health and science. 
   Our Vision: In providing attractive opportunities for people to become part of a community that is dedicated to learning for the sheer joy of it, CALL aims to enable its members not only to share their valuable knowledge and life experience with others, but also to gain new knowledge, skills, and experiences and to keep their minds stimulated and active.  We believe that by enriching the lives of the community and expanding the opportunities for them to connect with a wide range of individuals and organizations, we will also be enriching the cultural, social, and intellectual life of the larger community, contributing significantly toward Calgary’s ongoing effort to become a highly livable city for people of all ages.  
  Background: CALL was initiated in 2010 by a group of Calgarians whose goal was to create a not-for-profit, member-led organization offering unique, affordable lifelong learning opportunities. Volunteer committees, overseen by an elected volunteer board of directors, plan programs, organize events and recruit facilitators and speakers. Similar lifelong learner and third-age learning groups have been successfully established all over the world. It’s time for Calgary to have its own lifelong learners association!  


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Some of our larger CALL programs are on the move to

Varsity Acres Presbyterian  Church

4612 Varsity Drive N. W.

CALL Café - Mon. Jan. 8, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Treks & Travels - Wed Jan. 17, 7:30-9:00 PM

Health & Wellness Lecture Series -
Jan. 23, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

The above programs will be in their new home effective January 1st, 2018


Science & the Environment will move to Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church effective February 6, 7:30 - 9:00 PM

The January 3rd event will be at Rosedale Community Centre

New for 2018

Origami **NEW**

Poetry Workshops

Shakespeare Studies  **NEW**

Hamilton **NEW**

Connecting to Inner Peace and Joy
Special Guest Speaker 
Jan. 23rd at cSPACE from 7 pm to 8:30
Drop Ins are welcome 

Basic Bass

Ukulele Intro – the Happiness Fix!

Film Noir Classic Cinema Series

Reader's Theatre

Literary Classics: The Great Gatsby

Reading Non-Fiction **NEW**

Click here for a complete list of ALL Interest Groups.

**Are YOU Interested? **
Interest Groups in the Work

**January Events**

Latin American Issues
Tuesday, Jan. 16, 1:30 – 3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 – 29 Ave. SW
Boomtown in Ancient Belize: The Archeology of Rapid Growth in the Mayan World

Treks and Travels
Wed Jan. 17, 7:30-9:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW

NW Passage

Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1:00-3:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW
Part 1: Results of a U of C Concussion Research Program
Part 2: How to Reduce Falls

"February Events"

Science and Environment
Tuesday Feb. 6, 7:30 -9:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church.
Material Sustainability

Arts and Humanities
Friday Feb. 9, 1:00 -3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. S.W.
Meet Me at the Corner

Monday, Feb. 12, 1:00 – 3:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW
Trans-Pacific Mobilities: The Chinese and Canada

Treks and Travels
Wed Feb. 21, 7:30-9:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW


Health and Wellness
Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1:00-3:00 PM
Varsity Acres Presbyterian Church
4612 Varsity Dr NW
What Does It Mean To Age Well?

"March Events"

Arts and Humanities
Friday Mar. 9, 1:00 -3:00 PM
Room 310, cSpace, 1721 - 29 Ave. S.W.
Garage Band Rockers

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Join Now! - Interest Groups & Lecture Series Ongoing!

Do you want to give back to CALL?
Check out the new
Volunteer Opportunities 
To learn more about what your Board is doing for you click on the BOARD BULLETIN!
***cSpace News***
For cSPACE FAQ click here! 
Check out cSpace's tenant profile about CALL, click here

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go to CALL's Events page.

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