our beliefs and principles

target audience: 

While our learning and enrichment activities are geared to individuals of 50 years and older in Thornhill and surrounding communities, participation is open to all adults.  We embrace the diversity of our community.

governance:

Our organization is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors which abides by a constitution developed by the founding members and reviewed, from time to time, to adapt to new operating conditions.

status:

We are an independent, not-for-profit incorporated organization and do not support any particular political, commercial or self-serving activities.

financial affairs:

We are a financially self-sustaining organization that relies on lecture fees for revenue, while managing affairs responsibly to keep expenses to a minimum and costs to members affordable.

volunteerism: 

We welcome volunteer participation in a variety of capacities as per the needs of our organization.

speakers/educators:

Educational and enrichment opportunities will be provided by professionals such as university professors and subject matter experts.  In the future, other learning models may be considered.

community engagement:

We will regularly be seeking community input/feedback on topics, areas of interest and formats for learning and enrichment. We will include an interactive component (Q&A) in each lecture series.

The literate of the world in the 21st Century will not be those who can read and write, but those who can learn, unlearn and relearn.

Alvin Toffler