For over 25 years, the Lifelong Learning Program (LLeaP) — through Carleton University’s Centre for Initiatives in Education — has provided diverse, non-credit and non-degree learning opportunities to adults of all ages.

Our program typically runs six-week sessions in the Fall, Winter and Spring, with lecture and workshop topics ranging from arts to sciences and everything in between. Our series are taught by Carleton and non-Carleton experts, and have no prerequisites, required readings, exams, assignments, or grades.

We offer numerous delivery formats, including online and in-person at Carleton’s main and satellite campuses, the National Gallery of Canada, and the downtown Ottawa region for walking tours.

About our Lectures and Workshops

Our engaging lecture and workshop series offer meaningful learning opportunities without required readings, assignments, or tests. Participants can attend with friends or family members, and enjoy interacting with experts and other lifelong learners through both in-person and online formats (see for yourself why participants love our fully supported online events).

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