The Eastpark Educational Opportunities Council (EEOC) had its beginning at an Adult Education Workshop, held in Provost in April 1974. Recognizing that the Department of Advanced Education along with other government agencies had problems supporting local adult education activities, a group of citizens met and pursed the idea of getting something organized for the Provost area. This culminated in the official recognition of EEOC by the Department of Advanced Education on December 23, 1974.
The name “Eastpark” was coined to describe the area it serves. The word is a reflection of the idea that we live in the eastern portion of the Parkland area of the province.
In March 1976, a Coordinator was hired on a half-time basis and an office was set up for the Coordinator in the M.D. of Provost Administration building.
In the late 1980’s, EEOC moved into the Provost Provincial Building where a Community Learning Center was later developed in 1996.
Vision, Mission, and Values
Our vision is to have community members engaged in a rich and full
continuum of learning.
Our mission is to offer excellence in community-based learning.
We value and practice: Honesty, integrity, learning and diversity in all its forms,
and ethical leadership.
Goals and Objectives
To advocate for the lifelong learning needs of adults by providing barrier free, flexible and affordable learning opportunities.
To be the “go to” place where community members can be assisted or referred to other organizations to reach learning needs/goals.
To asses the educational needs of the community.
To promote awareness for learning and literacy in the community.
To take a leadership role in providing educational programming.
To cultivate relationships and collaboration in adult education and the lifelong learning community.
To Encourage and promote personal and professional development of council members.