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2021 FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

 

August 30th – September 2nd    (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

September 6th – September 9th    (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday)  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

September 13th – September 20th  (Daily)  9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Drop in or make an appointment at: 204-837-3521 or office@sbalc.ca

 

 

Educating with empathy,

Learning through community,

Growing in knowledge.

 

Welcome, and thank you for choosing to be part of our Stevenson-Britannia Adult Learning Centre (SBALC) community.  At SBALC we value respectful speech and action, the recognition of the essential humanity and human rights of all students and staff, and, the pursuit of excellence in academic studies and personal growth.

Stevenson-Britannia Adult Learning Centre has operated in the St. James-Assiniboia community for over thirty years and is a United Nations, Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) member school.  We are committed to following the UNESCO mission to: “…help build a sustainable world with just societies that value knowledge, promote peace, celebrate diversity and defend human rights…” (www.unesco.org).

As a UNESCO school, we have made a whole school commitment to engage in the ongoing work of Reconciliation.  We are resolved to gain knowledge about, and to act on, the educational recommendations set out by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada and to establish a reconciliation process that is, “based on the principles of mutual recognition, mutual respect, and shared responsibility…” and which, “build[s] student capacity for intercultural understanding, empathy, and mutual respect” (Calls to Action, Reconciliation, 2015).

As adult students, you have come together in our school from different life experiences, different cultures, and different ways of understanding the world.  You arrive with hope, with courage, and with the determination to make changes in your lives.  We are here to support you in achieving your goals and look forward to celebrating your successes along the way.  If there are times when you need assistance, please let us know.

We recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic continues to affect all of us and that you might have questions and concerns about the adaptations to schooling during the pandemic.  Our school has a plan in place that will keep us learning together as safely as possible (see September 2021 Reopening Plan). Your teachers will review this plan with you at the start of the year. If you have any questions or concerns please come in to see me or email/call our office.

Jennifer Muir

Education Director

 

“We live by stories, we also live in them.  One way or another we are living the stories planted in us early or along the way, or we are also living the stories we planted – knowingly or unknowingly – in ourselves… If we change the stories we live by, quite possibly we change our lives”.

Ben Okri

 

Stevenson-Britannia Adult Learning Centre acknowledges that we operate on the traditional lands of the Anishinnaabe, Ininew, Oji-Cree, Dene, Dakota and Metis peoples who lived on this land from time immemorial, and who continue to live here, with all of us, as we make our way forward together.