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Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA)



The Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association is celebrating 15 years of learning, of being creative, pursuing our curiosity about life, and engaging with our community. Thank you to the Founding Members for their key role in starting our non-profit association.

 ELLA History - a summary of the past 15 years of ELLA has now been uploaded. You can find the document here (in Word format) or here (for pdf version.)



The Edmonton Lifelong Learners Association (ELLA) is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit organization founded in 2001 to provide lifelong learning to adults 50+.

ELLA partners with the University of Alberta, Faculty of Extension, to offer an annual 3-week Spring Session. Save May 1 - May 19, 2017 for next year's session.

Because ELLA is led and run by our members, Spring Session reflects our needs and interests with courses that are affordable, relevant, challenging and fun opportunities to promote mental and physical well-being, with no prerequisites or exams.

Join the ELLA Community of Lifelong Learners

  • Throughout the year by becoming a member and volunteering.
  • For 3-weeks of convivial learning at ELLA’s next Spring Session.