Winter Weather Class Postponement Update:

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 19, 2018 ~ 8:00 AM
All classes are running as scheduled today.

Our Mission

We exist to provide adults 50 years and better 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 Spring 2018, our 36 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 2018 Course Calendar and join the growing numbers of older adult lifelong learners at Chilliwack ElderCollege!

How do I register for a course?

You can register online, 24/7 from the comfort of your home! CLICK onto our ‘Courses & Registration’ tab above and follow the instructions. You can also register by phone.
Call us Tue, Wed or Thu from 9:00 AM & 3:00 PM.
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

Courses With Seats Launching
Week of Feb 19, 2018

Click here to
view available courses

What's New?

TP 1: Hands ON Social Media Offers Dynamic Instructing Duo!

Would you like to learn how to use social media to stay in touch with friends and family or promote your business? Colleen Gingerich and Rita Metwally are ready to show you the ropes! Colleen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Information Systems Department at UFV and Rita Metwally is a fourth year Sociology and Media & Communications student at UFV. You will be in very capable hands! To register for this course, click here!

NEW For Spring 2018!

Talk about a great selection!
~ Chair Yoga Level 1
~ Novel Warnings – an discussion of dystopian literature
~ 150 Things You Can Do to Save Our Planet with Margaret Evans
~ 400 Years of Art, Music & Culture with Molly & Bob Ungar
~ Spring Gardening 101 with George Marien
~ Power & Place: A Feminist Perspective of the Role of Women from 1 AD to 400 AD with Ann Thomas-Knudsen
Check out our Spring 2018 course calenar for more new courses PLUS all of your favourites!

Share Your Course Ideas!

We want YOUR fun and fascinating NEW course ideas!
Do you have a suggestion for a new course or feel strongly about a previous course being repleated?  Click here to contact us 
Share an instructor or  presenter name and contact information and we’ll take it from there! Thank you for helping us create an excellent Fall 2018 course calendar.

Help Wanted

Want to Join Our Instructing Team in the Fall 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 Fall 2018 semester, click here to contact us
We are looking for digital photography instructor. Are you interested? Why not check out our amazing volunteer opportunities today?