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!
We exist to provide outstanding learning and growth opportunities for older adults.
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 held mainly at the UFV Canada Education Park Campus. We offer a Fall and Spring semester and our courses are 3 to 7 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 32+ 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 lifelong learners at Chilliwack ElderCollege! (Fall 2017 Course Preview to be posted soon!)
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.
Here are just a FEW of the exciting courses we have lined up for you this fall:
– Learn to Tie Flies & Fly Fish
– Philosophical Appetizers
– French for Beginners
– Hot Topics in Criminal Justice
– Unleash the Photo Power in Your Smartphone
– Website Design & Blogging
– Windows 10 ~ Level 2
– Learn to Knit & Crochet
– Cycling for Beginners
PLUS many more AND all of your favorites too!
Check back often for the latest updates
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!
Why not check out our amazing volunteer opportunities today?
News Flash: 53% of ElderCollege students registered online last semester!
You told us online registration was convenient & easy – no line ups and no waits on the phone.
Ready to try online registration?
Act NOW so you can register online next semester too! Click onto our ‘Membership’ or ‘Courses & Registration’ page and follow the directions.
We update our website frequently so check back often to be the first to know what we are up to at Chilliwack ElderCollege!