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.
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.
We value our close relationship with Glendon College and have a committed and active volunteer Board of Directors who manage our resources responsibly
We use clear and frequent communication to our members in a variety of formats
We encourage our members to become actively involved on a volunteer basis in classroom support roles, committee membership and leadership roles
LLIR Code of Conduct
During the past 50 years LLIR had learned something about ensuring a good learning environment. This is reflected in the LLIR Code of Conduct which ensures all members feel and can learn in a safe, respectful dignified community. Please read by clicking Code of Conduct Policy
New Land Acknowledgement
At its April meeting the Board approved the following land acknowledgement to be read out on the first day of classes and projected onto the weekly announcements thereafter.
Living and Learning in Retirement acknowledges that our educational programs are hosted on the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Huron Wendat. Today, Toronto is home to many Indigenous peoples. We are grateful to meet and learn on this land. LLIR commits to expanding our knowledge about Indigenous history, the legacy of colonialism and the meaning of reconciliation through the programming of our courses
Find out more about What we do.
The Third Age Network
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.
An article about LLIR in lockdown appeared in the TAN newsletter. To read it click here.
Develop a Passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.
Anthony J. D’Angelo