Welcome to LLIR!

Lecture hall full or LLIR members waving

Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is a lively group of over 1,200 retirees who attend courses at York University Glendon Campus.

Glendon is located in Toronto on Bayview Avenue near Lawrence Avenue and courses are delivered in comfortable lecture rooms in York Hall.

Course topics vary based on input from members and lecturer availability as managed by the Program Committee. Members usually attend one course in the fall and a second in the winter. Each course consists of ten lectures held on Fridays. Members must attend at least one course each year.

Read the Story of LLIR.

Our Vision: Living and Learning in Retirement (LLIR) is an inclusive organization dedicated to lifelong learning achieved by providing stimulating courses.

Our Mission: LLIR is a volunteer organization created to provide affordable, stimulating and engaging high-quality courses of interest to our Member community of senior adults.

LLIR Values

Quality
We stimulate lifelong learning by offering excellent and affordable courses covering a range of academic topics, in an environment conducive to social interaction.

Caring & Respect
We make connections, welcoming members to a respectful, accessible, and caring learning community.
We value people and ensure this is demonstrated 
We actively seek to understand and respond to the needs and expectations of our members.

Professionalism
We value our close relationship with Glendon College and have a committed and active volunteer Board of Directors who manage our resources responsibly

Communication
We use clear and frequent communication to our members in a variety of formats

Engagement
We encourage our members to become actively involved on a volunteer basis in classroom support roles, committee membership and leadership roles

Find out more about What we do.

The Third Age Network

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LLIR is an active member of the Third Age Network (TAN). TAN’s vision is that people across Ontario should be able to access and enjoy stimulating educational courses. They support organizations like LLIR, sharing issues and solutions to common organization challenges.

Without knowledge the world is bereft of culture. And so, we must be educators and students both.
Dr. Roberta Bondar, Canada’s first woman in space