Established in 1994, SLR Society for Learning in Retirement is a voluntary non-profit, tax-exempt, equal opportunity organization meeting the educational interests and needs of retired persons in the Central Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. SLR is open to all 50+ retired and semi-retired persons who share a love of the camaraderie of learning regardless of their formal education.


Peer Learning / Collaborative Leadership / Active Participation

Peer teaching and learning are at the heart of the SLR program. Group leaders encourage students to actively particpate in their own learning. While these study leaders will not always be experts, they are also learners, engaged in a joint learning enterprise. Our small group sizes contribute to a lively and fun learning environment. Participants are generally encouraged, but not required or pressured, to give brief presentations.


  • Courses including:
    • Art
    • Astronomy
    • Bridge
    • Classical Music
    • Current Events
    • Geography
    • History
    • Investment
    • Languages
    • Mah Jong
    • Politics
    • Seniors' Health
    • Social Issues
    • Writing
  • Three terms, daytime classes, usually 2hrs/1X week
  • No tests or grades
  • No academic or experience requirements
  • Hearing assistance
  • Affordably priced courses

    SLR gratefully acknowledges the financial support of the BC Lotteries Gaming Commission, enabling the Society to fulfill its mandate to provide educational opportunities to its members.