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About HLNA

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Volunteer Opportunities

Job Postings

Community Partners

Funding Partners

In Memoriam



The Hants Learning Network Association works to improve the lives of residents by promoting lifelong learning and providing opportunities for all to improve their literacy skills in a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment. 

 

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Mission Statement

Hants Learning Network Association works to improve the lives of residents by promoting lifelong learning and providing opportunities for all to improve their literacy skills in a safe, respectful, and inclusive environment. 

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About HLNA

Prior to 1994 a group of community people held meetings in an attempt to identify and address literacy needs in Hants County, Nova Scotia. This group was originally known as the Literacy Committee and was made up of interested individuals, tutors, learners, and representatives from other community groups with a desire to promote literacy.

In January 1994, the NS Department of Education introduced the Community Learning Initiative (CLI) with a mandate to enhance the skills of community members and to answer community-learning needs through local learning networks. The Literacy Committee began meeting monthly and actively solicited participation from additional community organizations and individuals who were prepared to provide organizational and administrative leadership.

In March 1994 a daylong organizational meeting was held which resulted in the formation of the West Hants Learning Network Association. It was incorporated as a non-profit organization with the Registry of Joint Stocks in June 1995. It has since been renamed the Hants Learning Network Association (HLNA).

Today, HLNA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, which meets monthly during the school year. Experienced staff members administer HLNA programming and qualified teachers instruct Adult Learning Program classes.

HLNA's Adult learning programs are funded by the Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education (Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning and Labour Market Agreement programs); with support from the Department of Community Services.

 

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2014-15 Board Members

  • Andre Arsenault - Co-Chair
  • Hannah Colville - Co-Chair
  • Carolyn Fry - Secretary
  • Andrea Parker - Treasurer
  • Dee MacLeod
  • Sandra Milbury

Board Advisors

  • Rod Franklin - Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • Pam Halverson - Department of Community Services


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Volunteer Opportunities
The Hants Learning Network Association recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers make to the community. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering as a Tutor, Board Member, or Computer Assistant.


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Job Postings
HLNA is currently accepting contract family literacy facilitator applications for 2014-15. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

Family Literacy Facilitator (contract position)


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Community Partners 2014-15

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Funding Partners 2013-14

  • Nova Scotia Department of Community Services
  • Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning, Department of Labour and Advanced Education
  • West Hants / Uniacke Community Health Board
  • Private Donors

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    In Memoriam


    Patricia Helliwell

    Founding Member and Coordinator 

    1994-2006

    We will miss you dearly.

     

    "In a contemplative fashion, 

     And a tranquil frame of mind, 

     Free from every kind of passion, 

     Some solution let us find.

     Let us grasp the situation, 

     Solve the complicated plot-

     Quiet, calm deliberation

     Disentangles every knot."

      The Gondoliers, W.S Gilbert & Arthur Sullivan

    Peter O'Brien

    Level One Teacher, 2001-2010 

     Peter O’Brien was the first Level 1 teacher for the Hants Learning Network, working from 2001 until his sudden death on May 28, 2010. A dedicated teacher, Peter touched the lives of all who knew him. He loved to tell stories and jokes and he especially liked to tease students and other teachers. Peter was a great friend to all and we miss him very much. 

      Adapted from student tributes

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