What would you like to explore?
Join us for a variety of presentations, lectures, and workshops throughout the year.
Discover engaging new courses and workshops that will enhance your knowledge and provide inspiration for developing a healthy mind and body at every age.
Join our positive and supportive theatre program and creative drama centre. Learn, create, and perform.
Sing, learn, and socialize your way through our dynamic music courses and tri-annual musical performances.
Learn the practice of clowning techniques used in therapeutic facilities. Volunteer as a Caring Clown to bring cheer to residents in long-term care homes.
Take courses and join study groups on a broad range of topics including politics, history, cultural studies, film, and art history.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who do I contact to learn more about your offerings?
Contact us by email or phone to learn more about Programs for 50+.
How much do courses cost?
Are there any volunteer opportunities?
Yes! There are numerous ways to volunteer with Programs for 50+.
Join our Conversational Connections program which matches international, exchange, and first-generation Ryerson students with older adult volunteers. Help out with our special events, such as the 50+ Festival, Lecture Series, or Concert Series. Participate in research initiatives taking part through the university.
Where do courses and events take place?
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The more I think about it, the more I love it. At first I was nervous and couldn’t read notes, but I like challenges and there was no pressure from the wonderful, encouraging instructor. I can’t ask for more.
– Jeany Chan
CSMU 100 - Singing Level I
The greatest gift I gave myself was the Caring Clown Program. It enabled me to give back to my community and enriched my life with new skills, wonderful friends, and pure joy.
– Linda Rothman
After taking some courses and acting in some plays, I was approached by a professional actor who lined me up with his agent. Now I do commercials, television, and movies. It’s a whole new beginning!
– Jock McLeod
ACT II STUDIO
Merit-based awards are awarded based on demonstrated academic excellence, often in combination with other attributes such as contribution to a specific community. See the merit-based awards available to Programs for 50+ students.