It is important to recognize the valuable role played by our project partners in making a serious commitment of both time and resources to test the eight principles of best practice in the Canadian context. The project was indeed “blessed” by having fifteen partners representing a diverse cross-section of institutions and community-based organizations from across Canada willing to engage in an intensive, self-reflective evaluation of their services to adult learners. The support of senior administrators in these organizations enabled them to undertake the self-analysis and was crucial to its success. We also owe a debt of gratitude to the ALFICan Team Leaders and the members of their implementation teams. These individuals are genuine, “champions of change”, who perform daily functions in the delivery of a range of services to adult learners in a variety of settings and circumstances in both urban and rural parts of Canada. The diligence with which our partners took up the self-evaluation task, their dogged commitment to seeing it through and attention to detail was both impressive and awe-inspiring.
We would like to thank the one hundred and fifteen faculty, staff and administrators of all of our ALFICan project partner institutions and organizations.
First Nations Technical Institute
Maxwell College (Shawn Doyle)
Nova Scotia Community College
Prairie West Regional College
Town of Newmarket