Community Partnerships for Lifelong Learning
UFV is committed to student access. In our classrooms, labs, shops, and seminars, a diverse range of people unite — people who bring a vast breadth of education, life, and work experiences to share. We offer flexible, affordable learning programs to accommodate virtually any schedule, even those of busy parents, active seniors, and mid-career professionals. We also commend and support the efforts of community organizations that bring people together in the spirit of lifelong learning.
Following please find information about the Abbotsford Learning Plus Society, Mission Lifetime Learning Centre Society, and the ElderCollege in Chilliwack. By promoting their course offerings, we hope to help them deliver their message of access and inclusion to an even broader audience. Please contact each group directly for more information or to register.
Abbotsford Learning Plus Society
Learning Plus programs are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 am until noon, in Multipurpose Rooms 2 and 3 of the Senior Activity Centre, Abbotsford Recreation Centre, 2499 McMillan Road. Everyone is welcome to take part, whether you’re a senior or not. Membership in Learning Plus is not required. Fees are kept as low as possible at $5 per class although the city requires a $2 fee to enter the recreation centre. Open House Day for the 2015 Fall session is Thursday, September 17, and classes run from September 22 until December 10, with the Christmas Tea on Tuesday, December 15.
UFV Chilliwack Education Park (CEP), Room A1367
45190 Caen Avenue, Chilliwack BC V2R 0N3
Based at the UFV Chilliwack Education Park campus, ElderCollege is offered in partnership with UFV. Its mission is to provide adults over the age of 50 with access to educational and learning opportunities for the purpose of enriching life and expanding knowledge. The annual membership fee is $12 and individual course fees range from $15 to $35, depending on the length of the course. ElderCollege offers two six-week semesters a year; a fall semester in October/November; and a winter semester in February/March. Registration for the upcoming semester begins September 16. Each semester has a range of computer classes, as well as several lecture series addressing a variety of topics such as politics, history, travel, and photography.
Mission Lifetime Learning Centre Society
Our Mission the Lifetime Learning Centre Society is a registered, non-profit society established in 1986. Lifetime Learning programs enhance quality of life, improve general knowledge and provide opportunities for the citizens of Mission to remain mentally and physically active through active living and healthy aging.
Registration is open to all.
- Annual membership: $15 individual, $20 couple
- One-time continuing: $100 single, $120 couple
- Sustaining members: $500 (gold), $300 (silver), and $200 (bronze)
Sustaining members are recognized on a Roll of Honour. Donations are gratefully accepted and help to keep our programs affordable. Tax receipts are issued for donations over $10.