Welcome to LLIR!


  • Detailed Course Outlines for Fall 2017 will be available in late May. Go to the Courses menu option above for details.

Who We Are
Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is the oldest Third Age learning program in Canada (and maybe the world, but who’s counting!). We are an autonomous, not-for-profit organization for retired persons eager to pursue the challenge of continuous learning, but without examinations or term papers.

Over 1,100 members choose from 10 courses presented each academic year at Glendon College on Bayview Avenue, six in the fall and four in the winter. All courses are on Friday. You can find out more about our 44-year history at The Story of LLIR.

Our Vision        
To be a leading Third Age Learning organization providing academic opportunities that meet the learning needs of the increasing number of retired adults.

Our Mission    
To plan, direct and manage excellent academic programs for the education and pleasure of retired adults.

January message from the 2016-17 President

Jane Sims, President

Jane Sims, President

I hope you had a happy holiday and I wish you a very Happy New Year. This winter term we have four exciting new courses: Bernie Lucht will be joining us for the first time to discuss radio documentaries. We are welcoming back both Jonathan Salem-Wiseman and David Crombie , and lastly, Bernic Frolic, another new course director, has arranged the course on China.

In February you will be selecting your courses for 2017/18. I think you will be very pleased with the next program and may even have difficulty deciding which courses you wish to register for.

Again we have volunteer co-chairs as well as volunteers for AV positions and volunteer greeters etc. A special thank you to all our volunteers who make Living and Learning in Retirement such a success.

See you in class,

Jane Sims
January 2017

TANweblogoEducation is not preparation for life. Education is life itself.
John Dewey,  (1859-1952)