JOIN / RENEW for 2023 /2024

Academy Year

The Academy year runs from April to March. Members typically join / renew in April or May as registration for workshops opens in the spring; however they may join/renew anytime until registration closes at the end of January of the current Academy year. Workshops run from September to March.

Things You Need to Know Before You Begin:

  • Registration must be done through our online process. Registrations are not accepted by mail.
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  • Questions about the process may be sent to Registration.
  • The Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto (the Academy) is committed to protecting the privacy of the personal information it holds.  The Academy does not sell, barter or exchange personal information it holds.  Nor does it share personal information with other organizations to market you. The Academy only collects the minimal personal information needed to contact you for the purpose of providing you with the educational and membership services consistent with your registration. The information collected is your name, your email address and your phone number.  As well, an emergency contact may be collected, but such is optional. The email address is used as the preferable initial point of contact.  Individuals are urged to update their information promptly should there be changes.  Please refer to the full Privacy Policy on our website for further information.

What You need To Know Before You Register....


While payment is processed through PayPal, you do not need to have a PayPal account; you can scroll down the page to find the option to pay using a credit card through the PayPal portal or it may give you the option to sign in as a Guest. Consult Tips for Using PayPal for the answers to some frequently asked questions about the payment process.

2023 / 2024 fee categories and fees are shown below. Note that no payment is necessary if you are the sole facilitator of a workshop, or co-facilitator of two workshops - although payment is always welcomed.

Full Membership Fee $180
Sole Facilitator or Co-Facilitator of two workshops  (fee waived) $0
Co-Facilitator Fee (half-fee waived) $90
Tri-Facilitator Fee (one-third of fee waived) $120
Associate Member Fee (No workshops) $50

What Does My Membership Fee Cover?

The membership fee entitles you to register for up to three workshops for the full academic year, with a possible opportunity to register in a fourth workshop in July if space permits. Your membership fee also covers the Forums, the Spring Talks, Special Interest Groups, and the Academy Walks. There may be a small additional charge for some of the social events.

Any Changes

Changes to your workshop selections may be made by emailing the Membership Committee Chair.


You will hear from Registration by email if there are problems with the workshops you select. Otherwise, confirmations will be emailed in late June.

New Member?

Three spaces in each workshop will be reserved for new members until June 14th. After that date, any available spaces will be allocated to those on the waiting lists.

Over-subscribed Workshops

In mid-June, the names of applicants for any over-subscribed workshops will be randomized. This allows for an equitable distribution of applicants to determine membership in the workshop and a waitlist sequence.


If you are waitlisted, you will be contacted to see whether you wish to remain on that waitlist or would rather choose another workshop. Registrations received after randomization for over-subscribed workshops will be added to the end of the waitlist.

Cancelled Workshops

A minimum number of five participants is required for a workshop to proceed. Applicants will be contacted before the beginning of the term if their workshop does not meet that minimum number.


Refunds will not be offered after September 30, 2023. A $5 administrative fee will be charged if the refund request comes after 60 days after the registration request

Important Dates:

March 20, 2023 - Workshop descriptions and Two-Weeks-at-a-Glance posted

April 1, 2023 - Online registration begins

June 14, 2023 - Deadline for registration prior to randomization

June 15, 2023 - Workshop randomization begins

June 20-27, 2023 - Workshop confirmations sent to members by email

July 4, 2023 - Option to register in fourth workshop opens

January 31, 2024 - Registration for 2023 / 2024 closes


Please contact Registration