Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

CEC is a non-profit society run primarily by volunteers.

Our mission is to provide adults 50 years and better with education and learning opportunities that expand their knowledge and enrich their lives.

A simple, affordable, annual membership fee helps keep CEC alive and thriving.

CEC membership must be purchased annually as it expires every December 31. 

Membership is not pro-rated (ie cost does not go down to $7.50 if you purchase your membership in June).

You can see a full list of businesses that support Chilliwack Elders HERE

The first step is to check out our video tutorials page.  The tutorials are easy to use and provide step-by-step instructions. 

You can pause any video during each step while you take the necessary actions.

CEC Membership is required in order to Register for any classes or courses put on by Chilliwack ElderCollege.

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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!

Anyone over 50 may join! An ElderCollege membership is required to register for a course. Our annual membership fee is $15.00. 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 (during office hours).

The office will be closed to the public from December 8th to January 8th, 2024.

We are available by email [email protected] or phone 604.702.2611 and leave us a message, we will get back to you as soon as we can! 

Each semester, our 30+ courses are organized into 5 programs including: Active Participation, Arts & Culture, Learn by Doing, Study & Discussion, and Technology & Photography.

Join the growing numbers of older adult lifelong learners at Chilliwack ElderCollege! 

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 at 604-702-2611 and leave us a message with your name and phone number. We will return your call as soon as possible.

Online and over the phone payment methods include Visa or MasterCard. We are unable to accept cheques, cash or debit cards at this time.

Click here to learn more about which registration option is right for you or call us at 604-702-2611. 

Amilia is the software that we use to manage memberships and courses / registration. 

In order to purchase a membership or register for a course, you must have an Amilia account.

If you forgot your password to your Amilia account, you can reset it here

CLICK HERE to secure your personal Amilia SmartRec account to start registering for courses at Chilliwack ElderCollege.

Call us or come into the office at the UFV campus.