Our exciting Fall 2017 courses are now OPEN FOR REGISTRATION.
Registration will continue until courses begin.

Our Mission

We exist to provide adults 50 years and older with education and learning opportunities that expand their knowledge and enrich their lives.

How does ElderCollege work?

Love to Learn? Interested in New Experiences? Check us out!
Chilliwack ElderCollege is offered in proud partnership with the University of the Fraser Valley.
We are a volunteer-powered, not-for-profit society serving our community since 1999.
We feature a relaxed approach to learning with fun and stimulating courses presented by outstanding instructors, including many UFV faculty. Our courses are held mainly at the UFV Canada Education Park Campus. We offer a Fall and Spring semester and our courses are 3 to 8 sessions in length. There are no exams or grades and only a few courses have prerequisites or homework.
Join us to gain new skills, experience new adventures, meet new friends and enjoy the many benefits of lifelong learning!

How do I join the ElderCollege?

Anyone over 50 may join! An ElderCollege membership is required to register for a course.
Our annual membership fee is $12.00. Some local businesses offer student rates to our members.
We are financially self-sufficient through the membership and course fees we charge.
Click here to purchase an ElderCollege membership or call us at 604-702-2611 to purchase by phone.

What kinds of courses can I take?

This Fall 2017, our 30 courses are organized into 5 programs including:
Active Participation, Arts, Learn by Doing, Study & Discussion and Technology & Photography.
Click here to check out the Spring 2017 Course Calendar and join the growing numbers of older adult lifelong learners at Chilliwack ElderCollege!

How do I register for a course?

Now you can register ONLINE, not in line! You can also register by phone & we have limited capacity for in person registration at the ElderCollege office.
Click here to learn more about which registration option is right for you or call us at 604-702-2611.

‘World Dance’ Course - Spring 2017 ― Photo by Steve Wright
‘World Dance’ Course – Spring 2017 ― Photo by Steve Wright

What's New?

Register Early to Avoid Disappointment!

If you plan to register for a course but haven’t yet, please do so ASAP to avoid disappointment!
Sept 18 Update: 16 of our 30 classes are full. Several others have only a few seats remaining.
Please add your name on the waitlist if the course you want is full. We will try to run 2nd sessions or increase seat numbers whenever possible. 
AR2 Music Plus had an early start date and was cancelled due to low enrolment. A few others with low enrolment may also be cancelled unless registration numbers increase.
Even if your course doesn’t begin until October, please register NOW! Thank you. 

Help Wanted

Want to Join Our Instructing Team for the Spring 2018 Semester?
We are a volunteer-powered not-for-profit society. Our volunteers provide member support, act as course facilitators, and serve on our leadership committees.
They also instruct our courses!
If you would like to instruct a course in our Spring 2018 semester, click here to contact us!
We are looking for an Android tablet instructor. Are you interested? Why not check out our amazing volunteer opportunities today?

Activate Your Online Account

News Flash: 53% of ElderCollege students registered online last semester!
Did you?

So many members told us online registration was convenient & easy – no line ups and no waits on the phone. 
Are YOU ready to try online registration?
Act NOW so you can register online in September too!
Click onto our ‘Membership’ or ‘Courses & Registration’ page and follow the directions.

Check Back Frequently!

We update our website frequently.
Check back often!
Be the first to know what we are up to at Chilliwack ElderCollege!