Our Mission

To promote, coordinate, and foster lifelong learning opportunities for adult residents in the Smoky River Region


Smoky River Further Education Council was formed in the Fall of 1974. Members on the Committee came from different organizations such as schools in the area, Alberta Agriculture, Town of Falher, Town of McLennan, Preventative Social Services, Service Familial, Service d’animation, High Prairie School Division No.48, Falher Consolidated School Division No. 69 and Smoky River Area Recreation.

Our Region

Falher, Donnelly, McLennan, Guy, Nampa, St. Isidore, Girouxville, Jean Cote, Marie-Reine, Tangent, Eaglesham, Wanham & everywhere in between!

History Timeline

September 27, 1974

Started offering adult continuing education courses under the name of: Smoky River Further Education Council.
First President, Vice-President & Secretary-Treasurer elected.


October 1976

Falher Consolidated School Division No. 69 became the
1​st Designated Hosting Authority.

First Coordinator was hired.


September 1977

First Policies, Procedures and Guidelines were given to the Board.


Fall 1990

Office opened in the Alberta Vocational Centre Building in Falher.


Spring 1991

Council is approved to run the first Literacy Program in Smoky River Region


January 1994

Name of Council changed to: Smoky River Community Adult Learning and Literacy Program.


February 1994

New Designated Hosting Authority is High Prairie School Division No. 48.


June 1996

New Designated Hosting Authority is The Municipal District of Smoky River No. 130.


December 2004

Bylaws went under a major revision and policies and guidelines were developed.


November 2017

Name was changed to Smoky River Adult Learning.



As of 2021 Smoky River Adult Learning is legally hosted by the MD of Smoky River No. 130. There is a main office located in the MD Building in Falher as well as a satellite office located at the Northern Lakes College McLennan Campus. There is currently 1 Administration Coordinator.