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.
Registration is open for the Spring 2023 Session. All registration is done online, through this website. Click on the Button View Course List to get an overview.
Lively, fun, stimulating sessions.
No quizzes or grades.
A participatory learning experience.
Convenient short courses.
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.
To provide older adults with access to informal educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching their lives and expanding their knowledge.