Registration Begins on Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 9:00 AM!

We are partnering with local groups to
offer you some great new courses this spring.
**PLEASE NOTE: Our office is closed Thursday, Dec 7 for a training session**

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 34 courses are organized into 5 programs including:
Active Participation, Arts, Learn by Doing, Study & Discussion and Technology & Photography.
In mid-December 2017, 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?

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?

NEW For Spring 2018!

Here are just a FEW of the new courses we are working on:
~ Movement Through Ballet with Linda Craven
~ 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
~ 150 Things You Can Do to Save Our Planet with Margaret Evans
~ Hands ON Social Media with Colleen Gingerich & Rita Metwally
More to come! Check back often!

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?

Activate Your Online Account

Are YOU ready to register online?
Act NOW so you can register online 
in January 2018!
Click onto our ‘Membership’ or ‘Courses & Registration’ page and follow the directions.
Save time & feel like a pro!

Check Back Frequently!

We update our website often so
check back with us soon!
Be the first to know what we are up to at Chilliwack ElderCollege!