2023 - 2024

What's Included

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 (workshops are offered both in-person and online)
  • Fall and Winter Forums
  • Spring Talks
  • Special Interest Groups
  • Academy Walks
  • Special Events (there may be an additional charge for some of the special events)

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 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.

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If you have any questions about the process, contact

Fees and Payment Process

To join or renew your membership, click the JOIN / RENEW button below. You will need to complete the registration form and choose your preferred workshop(s). You may choose workshop(s) at a later date. Once you have submitted the form, you can send an eTransfer from your online banking to The Academy is currently transitioning to a new payment process. Check back for details.

For new members, the membership fee is $180.00 (including workshops) or $50.00 (no workshops). We recommend that you also email to indicate that you have submitted your payment and you may then select your preferred workshops if you haven't already done so. You may also email or if you have any questions or to join a workshop.

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



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.


You may make changes to your workshop selections by contacting


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

New Members

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 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


If you have problems, please contact the Membership Committee at and we will do our best to help you.