Sunshine Coast ElderCollege

Originally part of Capilano University, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege became an independent non-profit society in October 2015. We work in  association with the Sechelt Public Library and the Gibsons & District Library.

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The Fall 2022 Session is now under way!

Registrations have opened on Monday August 15, 2022 at 08:00 AM

To select and register for a course go to FALL 2022

To see the complete list of courses and free events go to List of Courses and Events

There is also a handy two page brochure available, Front Page and Back Page


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 and receive a full refund.


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.

For classes taking place using the popular Zoom platform, you may want to review the steps to use Zoom as explained on our webpage Instructions for using Zoom

In these Instructions you also find a summary of steps that ElderCollege is taking to keep all of us safe and ensure a positive experience.

The Sunshine Coast ElderCollege will continue to offer and expand on the same top quality courses and highly qualified instructors that our students have been accustomed to. Anyone over 55 who wants to keep on learning can take courses at the Sunshine Coast ElderCollege.

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We feature a relaxed approach to learning!

  • Lively, fun, stimulating sessions
  • A participatory learning experience
  • Short courses
  • No quizzes or grades
  • No prerequisites
  • Generally all courses are still just $35.00 (No GST) unless indicated otherwise in the course registration information.

See our Annual Schedule

See ElderCollege Newsletters


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

School District 46