How It Works

About Our Courses

Courses at Canterbury ElderCollege vary in their length. The can be as short as one session for two hours up to six sessions held over six weeks. The majority of the sessions are scheduled between 10:00am and 4:00pm during the weekdays with a few offered at night and on the weekend.

What kind of Courses are there?

We aim to offer a wide range of subjects that will appeal to a variety of interests. For example, our topics often include world & local history, armchair travel, food & wine appreciation, nature, health & wellness, hobbies, financial planning, culture, physical activities, nature, politics, technology, art and music just to name a few. We also offer day and overnight trips. We have also partnered with many great local organizations who provide programming for us as well. For example, Point Pelee National Park, Windsor Symphony Orchestra, ERCA, Alzheimer’s Society, Windsor Lawn Bowling Club, Colonial Coffee and Fort Malden.

Where are the Courses held?

Courses are held in diverse and convenient locations throughout Windsor, Essex County and Chatham-Kent County. For example, courses are scheduled in public libraries, seniors’ residential centres; churches; community centres - both seniors’ and recreational; wineries and restaurants; arts centres and clubs. Generally, courses are designed to attract any number of people, and we work diligently to make our courses available and accessible to as many participants as we are able.

Who gives the Courses?

ElderCollege is largely a Volunteer organization. Our volunteer Instructors design and deliver courses, Course Managers coordinated and managed those courses and our Curriculum Committee find and develop our courses. ElderCollege would be impossible without the hard work and dedication of our diverse network of skilled volunteers!

How can I take these Courses?

Any person wishing to take an ElderCollege course must purchase an ElderCollege membership. Memberships are $15+tax for two semesters. Memberships are non-refundable.

What are the Course Fees?

Each course is assigned a course fee, depending on the length of the course. Course fees range from free to $55+tax. In some cases, a course will have an added material fee (for example, a Gourmet Food course held in a restaurant may have an additional charge). Trips prices will vary and are based on the overall cost.

There is also a “Buffet-Course Fee Option” of $155+tx, which covers the course fees for up to 10 courses in one semester. The Buffet-Course Fee does not include Material Fees and any courses involving bus trips or other specified courses.

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ElderCollege could not exist without volunteers, donations, and in-kind support. Learn more about how you can help keep education moving forward.

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Get in Touch

Reach out to us using the form below, or by contacting one of our helpful Program staff below.

For any questions regarding our courses or registration, please contact:

Laura MacMillan
Program Coordinator
519-253-3000 x 4944
[email protected]

For any other inquiries, please contact:

Catherine Fettes
Program Manager
519-253-3000 x 4901
[email protected]