Limitless Learning 2015: Adult courses in the Montreal area

ACCESS Adult Education & Career Training Center

Natural Caregiving Course in English, taught by qualified professionals and community experts, starts Wed. Oct. 14, 6:30-9:30pm for six classes. Free. 163 Cleghorn St., Saint-Lambert. Call before Sept. 14 to register: 450-676-1843 X 5044

Atwater Library

Free Financial Literacy Sessions sponsored by l’Autorité des marchés financiers. Advance registration required. Info & register: Jennifer Guzzo, or 514-935-7344.
Starts Wed., Sept.16, 1- 3 pm.

Low-Cost Computer and Digital Device Training. Fees for 8-hr. courses: Non-Members $140, Members $130, Seniors $120. 2-hr. workshops: $30. 1200 Atwater Ave. 514-935-7344 x 204

Digital Music Making for Seniors. Free workshop for musically-oriented seniors to lean how to use computers to record and create music. Noon-2pm. 514-935-7344

Carrefour des aînés de Pierrefonds

30 activities for 50+. Computers, French, English and Spanish courses. Centre Marcel Morin, 14068 Gouin Blvd., Pierrefonds., 514-624-1449

Communicaid for Hearing-Impaired Persons

September speech-reading and signed English classes at the MAB-Mackay and West Island sites. $10/session + $10 annual membership fee. Info: Danya Morris at 514-488-5552 x 6440

Concordia University

Seniors may choose credit courses or to audit courses as independent students on a non-credit basis at a significantly reduced fee.; or FB 201-1250 Guy St. Weekdays 10am & 2pm. 514-848-2424 x 3893. Details of financial aid to senior students may be obtained at the Financial Aid Office, LB 541, 1400 de Maisonneuve W.

Creative Social Centre

Learn folk and line dancing Mondays, 10:30-11:30am or Stone Sculpture with sculptor Ann-Ingrid Helik. Individual attention. Tuesdays, 9:30-11:30am. $12 per class members; $14 non-members, payable monthly. Informal choir, no singing experience required Thursdays, 1-3pm. Aerobics and yoga, Tuesdays, 10-12am. Crochet to resume in October. Mah jongg instruction with experienced teacher. Contact Dina or Miriam. 5237 Clanranald. 514-488-0907

Confucius Institute of Quebec

Chinese language and cultural courses. 514-933-0047

Cummings Centre

Free fall sampler September 8 and 9. Continuing education courses include fine arts, crafts, global affairs, computers, literature, languages, film, music, performing arts, leisure and club activities, fitness, and adapted programs for persons with health challenges. 5700 Westbury. For course catalogue: 514-342-1234

Dawson College Centre for Training and Development

Non-credit courses run the gamut from technology to tap dancing. Average cost for a language course is $260 for 40 hours. Register no later than one week before course starts, online at, or in person in Room 2G.1, 4001 de Maisonneuve W. Mon.–Fri. 8:30am – 4:30 p.m. 514-933-3771

E.N.C.O.R.E. Educational Club for Seniors Inc.

Offers drawing and painting, history and philosophy, art history, law, theatre, music and documentary film. Supervised bridge is a new addition to the bridge program and will be moderated by Gilbert Starosta. 514-484-4028. Annual membership $20. Course fee $42 per semester. Info: Pat Kirk, 514 481-2549. Courses begin after Labour Day.

English Montreal School Board

Adult education and vocational services offers free tuition programs to obtain secondary school leaving certificates or vocational training in specified sectors. Service fee of $100 per school year. Various sites. 514-488-4636

Fondation Humanitas

Greek (Mondays) and Latin (Wednesdays) bilingual courses offered to general public by La Fondation Humanitas at 7272 Sherbrooke St. W. every two weeks, 6:30 to 9:30 pm. Began August 31. Beginners and advanced. $120 for 24 hours. 450-445-8897 or

Personal and Cultural Enrichment Program (PACE): Practical Guide to Financial Planning with Deborah Leahy. Tues. Sept. 15–Nov. 3, 6-8pm. Location TBA. $215 or Come with a Friend $185, McGill Students $108, McGill Staff/Alumni $172. Drop in for one session: $49. Space is limited. 514-398-5212

Jewish Public Library

Yiddish for Beginners with Sheila Witt. Tuesdays 7-8:45 pm (7 classes). Starts Oct. 27. $75 JPL members/$85. Intermediate/Advanced Yiddish (requires knowledge of basics) practice conversation & discover Yiddish literature with Lorna Smith. Mondays 7-8:45pm (10 classes). Starts Sept. 21. $105 JPL members/$120. 5151 Côte Ste. Catherine Rd. 514-345-2627 x 3006

Painting with Debrah Gilmour

Explore technique and process in a relaxed setting. No experience necessary. Materials supplied. Small groups. 514-488-4585

McGill University

Community for Lifelong Learning (MCLL) 50 peer learning programs, 40 lectures and outings, including history, music, personal development, technology. Starts Sept. 18. 514-398-8234

Montreal New Horizons Band

Join a bilingual and intergenerational band. Info session Tues., Sept. 15 at 6pm. Offers seniors and other ages the opportunity to learn (or relearn) to play a wind or percussion instrument. No experience needed. Institut de Gériatrie de Montréal, 4565 Queen-Mary Rd., Auditorium Yves-Jetté.

MUHC: Pain Management

My Tool Box, Chronic Disease and Chronic Pain Self-Management Programs. Practical and interactive workshops on coping strategies and practical skills. Six free weekly English or French workshops, open to adults and their caregivers. Begins Sept. 7 at various times & venues. Contact: Hayley Camille Morgan 514-934-1934 x 71585

Thomas More Institute

Adore reading, questioning and discussion? Consider Liberal Arts courses that cover philosophy, literature, classics, history, natural and human sciences, arts, religion and writing. 3405 Atwater. Open house Sept. 11 & 12. 10am-4pm. Courses start Sept. 21. 65+ enjoy reduced fees. 514-935-9585

Vanier College personal and professional development

Non-credit courses at St. Laurent campus from technology to first aid. 514-744-7500 x 6066.  Language School: 514-744-7897

Credit programs feature Personal Support Worker specializing in Dementia, an 18-week professional development and certificate course at $1,595.

Recognition of Acquired Competencies in Special Care Counselling DCS/DEC Program. Candidates must attend an information session. Reserve online at 514-744-7000

West Island Women’s Centre

Educational courses include French for newcomers, beginner & intermediate, fitness, special interest and personal development courses. Begins week of Sept. 14. Registration 9-11:00 am; 1-3pm & 6:45-7:45 pm. Annex of St. Columba-by-the-Lake Church, 11 Rodney Ave, Pointe Claire.  514-695-8529

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