Who We Are

Our Vision

A community that inspires a passion for lifelong learning.

Our Mission

Provide engaging and thought-provoking learning experiences for third age learners.

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Become a Member of Lifelong Learning Niagara
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Following a successful lecture offered by Brock University in October 2014, some interested seniors met to discuss how to initiate a self-managed group to provide learning opportunities for adults in the Niagara region.

Lifelong Learning Niagara (LLN) was established in early 2015 as a not-for-profit third age learning organization managed by a volunteer Board of Directors and became incorporated in July, 2015.

Lifelong Learning Niagara is a member of the Third Age Network, an umbrella organization with chapters throughout Ontario that offer educational programs for senior adults. TAN provided guidance and advice as we began to plan our 2015 program.

Following two promotional lectures in the spring, we offered our first series of 6 lectures in the fall of 2015 at the Armenian Community Centre in St. Catharines.

In our first year of operation, we also held 3 members only events: meet the Board, a peer-to-peer workshop, and a short lecture/social time to celebrate our first year.

Since then, Lifelong Learning Niagara has offered 2 lecture series each year with excellent speakers covering a variety of topics, as well as special events where our members meet and socialize.

Board of Directors

Chair: Joan McCurdy Myers
Vice-Chair: Diane Simsovic
Secretary: Donna Poag
Treasurer: Diane Hrynczuk

Additional Board Members
Elizabeth Meuser
Paul Miskin
Nancy Pye
Linda Steinman

David Siegel
Diane Simsovic
Francine Sullivan
Karen Vamplew

Lecture Series Registration

10 AM to 12 PM
September 24 to October 29, 2024

Become a Member

Become part of a vibrant community of lifelong learners.

Benefits include:
Advance notification of upcoming learning experiences and much, much moreā€¦

Become a Volunteer

Lifelong Learning Niagara relies on volunteers to assist with all activities and to keep things running smoothly.

We encourage our members to actively participate and meet new friends.