Sunshine Coast ElderCollege

Leading third age education on the Coast since 2000.

The Sunshine Coast ElderCollege has been offering affordable learning opportunities for Coast residents age 55+ since the year 2000. We offer two semesters of classes a year: Fall (August to November) and Spring (January to June).

Originally part of Capilano University, ElderCollege became an independent non-profit society in October 2015. We are a volunteer-based organization and work in  association with local libraries.

We offer a combination of online (via Zoom) and in person classes, covering a wide range of topics.

ElderCollege News

Registration is now closed for Fall 2022, as all courses are either completed or underway. Registration for the Spring 2023 semester opens at 8am on December 12th. All registration is done online, through this website. Our course list will be posted here on the website before December 12th, under the menu item Spring 2023.

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Lively, fun, stimulating sessions.

No quizzes or grades.

A participatory learning experience.

Convenient short courses.

No prerequisites.

Courses are usually just $35.

Staying Healthy in the Age of COVID

COVID Precautions for In-Person Classes

Most classes are in-person. We will follow all BC Government Health Orders and Guidelines.

Presenters, facilitators and participants must be fully vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination at the start of each course. Masks must be worn in class and class sizes are limited and socially distanced.

Our age group, 55 and up, is particularly vulnerable to COVID and new variants are a continuing concern. If guidelines change and we need to transition to Zoom, you can withdraw from your course, if you wish, and receive a full refund.

COVID Precautions for Free, Community-Wide Events

Our special events are free and open to the community and all ages. We will follow all BC Government Orders and Guidelines.  We will also follow guidelines put in place by municipal bodies or Indigenous governments where events are held.

Crowd sizes will be limited to allow social distancing and we strongly encourage all participants to wear masks.  If guidelines change, the event may be postponed or moved to a suitable alternative venue.

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Our Mission

To provide older adults with access to informal educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching their lives and expanding their knowledge.

Our Partners

Special Event Sponsors