Ethnik Learning & Empowerment Program (ELEP)

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Ethnik Learning and Empowerment Program (ELEP)

This transformative program offers a diverse range of courses and workshops designed to inspire, educate, and uplift participants from all walks of life. Whether you’re interested in exploring the arts, diving into technology, honing your entrepreneurial skills, or deepening your understanding of cultural heritage, there’s something for everyone at the Ethnik Learning and Empowerment Program.


During the course sessions, the serious students will benefit from complimentary course materials and training equipment, valued at $1000 at the conclusion of the program (on fulfilling the requirement), generously provided to them. These materials will be gifted to students upon completion of the program except Music and Computer Graphics material/equipment . Additionally, for those committed to their journey, lifetime mentorship awaits.


Are you ready to unleash your creativity, explore new horizons, and empower yourself to reach new heights? Here’s a list of some of the exciting programs we offer: 


Introduction to Filmmaking and Script Writing: Embark on your filmmaking journey with this introductory course, where you’ll learn the basics of scriptwriting and cinematic storytelling. Get hands-on experience with camera equipment and gain insight into the creative process behind bringing stories to life on screen.

Makeup Artistry: Dive into the world of makeup artistry with this introductory course designed for beginners. Learn essential techniques for applying makeup and discover the art of enhancing natural beauty. From foundation to eyeshadow, you’ll gain practical skills and confidence in your makeup application.

Photography: Capture the beauty of the world around you in this introductory photography course. Learn the fundamentals of camera operation, composition, and lighting, and explore different genres of photography. Whether you’re interested in landscapes, portraits, or street photography, this course will equip you with the skills to take stunning photographs.

Art and Craft: Unleash your creativity in this introductory art and craft course. Explore various mediums such as painting, drawing, and sculpture, and experiment with different techniques to create your own works of art. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this course will inspire you to express yourself creatively.

Anti-Racism Roundtable:  Join the conversation on social justice and racial equity in this introductory roundtable discussion. Explore key concepts such as privilege, systemic racism, and allyship, and learn how to engage in meaningful dialogue to create positive change in your community.

Drawing: Discover the joy of drawing in this introductory course for beginners. Learn basic drawing techniques such as line, shape, and shading, and develop your skills through guided exercises and projects. Whether you’re interested in sketching from observation or imagination, this course will help you build a strong foundation in drawing.

Fashion Fundamentals: Get a taste of the fashion industry in this introductory course. Learn about fashion history, design principles, and garment construction, and explore different aspects of the fashion business. From sketching fashion illustrations to understanding fabric properties, you’ll gain valuable insight into the world of fashion.

Robotics & Automation: Dive into the exciting world of robotics and automation in this introductory course. Learn about basic robotics concepts such as sensors, actuators, and programming, and explore how robots are used in various industries. Whether you’re curious about robotics as a hobby or a potential career path, this course will give you a solid introduction to the field.

Computer Graphics: Explore the possibilities of digital design in this introductory course. Learn the basics of computer graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, and discover how to create digital artwork, illustrations, and graphics. Whether you’re interested in graphic design, digital art, or web design, this course will help you get started in the world of digital design.

Indigenous Culture and Elders Circle: Learn about Indigenous history, culture, and traditions in this introductory course. Explore Indigenous perspectives on topics such as land, identity, and spirituality, and engage with Indigenous Elders to gain insight and understanding. Whether you’re new to Indigenous culture or looking to deepen your knowledge, this course will provide a valuable introduction to Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Networking & Entrepreneurship: Discover the fundamentals of networking and entrepreneurship in this introductory course. Learn how to build professional relationships, leverage social media for networking, and develop a business idea from concept to execution. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business or simply expanding your professional network, this course will give you the skills and knowledge you need to succeed.

Music: Dive into the world of music with our course. Learn fundamental concepts such as note reading, rhythm, and basic music theory. Whether you’re a complete beginner or looking to brush up on the basics, this course provides a solid foundation for your musical journey.

Poetry: Unlock the power of expression with our poetry course. Explore the beauty of language, poetic devices, and various forms of poetry. Whether you’re an aspiring poet or simply curious about the art form, this course will ignite your creativity and deepen your appreciation for the written word.

Register for ELEP 2024

Get ready to be blown away as we unveil the highly anticipated event details for this year’s Ethnik Learning and Empowerment Program (ELEP) 2024! 


Date: 15th July to 27th July

Venue: Central Library, Calgary

Registration Fee: $50 CAD
Age: 12+ years

With an electrifying lineup of courses and workshops designed to ignite your passion and fuel your success, this year’s ELEP is set to be nothing short of extraordinary.



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