The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University continues to follow the advice of Ottawa Public Health, the Ontario Ministry of HealthPublic Health Ontario and the Public Health Agency of Canada for the latest information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) and recommendations for prevention. As such, the Learning in Retirement office remains closed, but our staff are available to contact online. Please contact us at

Learning in Retirement’s Early and Late Spring 2020 Sessions are cancelled, and refunds have been processed. Please contact us should you have any questions or concerns regarding your Spring 2020 refund.

We also invite you to join our mailing list if you are not already on it, so that we can consult and inform about our program’s next steps.


The Learning in Retirement program at Carleton University provides affordable opportunities to learn for personal satisfaction. Adults of all ages are welcome to participate in a community of life-long learners who enjoy acquiring knowledge about new topics, discussing issues of common interests, and sharing life-stories. Whatever your education background or interests, explore our intellectually stimulating non-credit classes on a wide variety of subjects.

Questions about our new downtown location, in the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre? Please see our CDCC webpage for frequently asked questions, and answers.

Looking for your lecture’s notes? Click on “LECTURES & WORKSHOPS” in the left hand navigation column, then click the “+” symbol next to your session.