JOIN / RENEW
2023 - 2024
Membership in the Academy for Lifelong Learning Toronto includes:
- Up to 4 workshops / courses for the full academic year (3 when you JOIN / RENEW with an opportunity to register in a fourth workshop starting in July if space permits)
- Forums and Spring Talks
- Special Interest Groups
- Academy Walks
- Special Events (there may be an additional charge for some of the special events)
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 you may JOIN / RENEW anytime until registration closes at the end of January of the current Academy year. Workshops run from September to March and are offered in-person and online via Zoom.
Join / Renew Online (Read Before You Begin)
You can join the Academy or renew your membership between April and January. You must JOIN / RENEW using our online process. Memberships are no longer processed by mail. You may choose your workshops / courses when you JOIN / RENEW or wait and select your workshops at a later date.
You must use one of the following browsers:
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If you have any questions about the process, contact registerattheAcademy@gmail.com.
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|
You may make changes to your workshop selections by contacting registerattheAcademy@gmail.com.
You will hear from Membership by email if there are problems with the workshops you select. Otherwise, confirmations will be emailed in late June.
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.
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.
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 60 days after the registration request
Important Dates (2023 - 2024)
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