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CV ElderCollege Membership


ElderCollege membership is an annual membership from September 1, 2022 to August 31, 2023. CVEC does not run courses during the period of May 1 to August 31. By requesting membership with ElderCollege, I understand the membership fee is non-refundable; I consent to NIC releasing my personal information to the ElderCollege Executive Committee and its subcommittees, for the purposes of course registration/notification, and in supporting ElderCollege volunteer activities.

Section Location Dates Cost
CVEC-0001-DLS1 DL Apr 30 $10.00

Perspective Landscape for Painters


This course is designed for developing artists who wish to strengthen their skills in perspective and composition. In two three-hour Zoom sessions, the course leader will make a presentation on the fundamentals of perspective (linear and aerial) and demonstrate how to best employ them.

The Fab Four of Florence


The Italian Renaissance in the arts was initiated in the early 15th century by four firm friends and collaborators: Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello, Masaccio and Leon Batista Alberti. We will view, examine and assess their immense and revolutionary contributions to painting, sculpture, architecture and letters in order to understand why they are more important, in the history of art and ideas, than Leonardo or Michelangelo.



StoryCatchers is designed to help people recall, write about, and share meaningful memories with others in a small group. Using what's called "free-writing," we loosen our brains and let our pens take over, writing the thoughts that come in response to prompts centred in lived experience.  New writers are welcome.Feedback is based on content, not craft. We write, we share, we enjoy our small community.

Music of the Belle Époque


The period between 1870 and 1918 was an extraordinary time for French classical music. We will explore representative works by composers from Bizet and Franck to Debussy and Ravel in the context of that remarkable era.

Writing First Sentences


In this interactive workshop, Danny Ramadan will take you through the experience of writing the first sentences in his award-winning novel, The Clothesline Swing,  bring you examples of some of the most beautiful and meaningful first sentences in literature, and then offer some tips on how to write your own first sentences. The workshop includes presentation, Q&A, and a short discussion of the book, The Foghorn Echoes. (Students may wish to purchase a copy online ahead of time, which is optional).

Emily Carr Chronicles


Emily Carr (1871-1945) was a major Canadian artist and writer, yet she was fifty-six when her first major exhibition was held. Her first book, Klee Wyck, was published when she was seventy, winning the Governor General's Award in 1941. This course explores select aspects of Carr's remarkable life, loves, and legacy. Student discussion is welcomed and encouraged. Readings to be provided.

Introduction to Meditation


Meditation is a mindful practice. It is calming, relaxing, and a grounding, and it helps us to focus. It is like a spa treatment for the brain. Meditation increases brain activities in the happy, calm zone of the brain. Meditation is simple, healthy, and anyone can do it. Start now.

Ancient Remedies for Modern Problems


This course will reveal the Eight Branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine that can offer a new approach to health and longevity. Chinese medicine is effective and provides drug-free therapies that can help a wide variety of common ailments and problems. The instructor will provide guidance and resources for finding the way through this medicine. There will be time for Q&A.

Biofilia: Our Connection to Nature


How closely are humans related to other living beings? Is life intelligent? Molecular biology allows a peek at molecules at work in living cells, revealing that all cells function in the same way with the same protein molecules and the same genetic code. This course examines discoveries of the 21st century into the world of bacteria, fungi, plants, and animals at the molecular and cellular level.

Great Trip to Compelling Story


This collaborative workshop discusses components of meaningful travel memoir and develops creative nonfiction writing skills. The importance of journalling, photography, steady writing practice, professional editing and publishing options will be explored. Participants will bring a favourite adventure tale and begin the process of creating a compelling written account. For those wishing to share, we will peer review short class and homework assignments.

Diamonds - the Lure and the Glitz


Phony as a Canadian Diamond' to 'Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend!' We'll explore the mystery of this chunk of rock, and how it is mined and made.  We'll learn how marketers created an aura of desire.  Diamonds adorn the rich and famous, grace crowns, and we'll see some from various collections. And, yes! we will talk about famous heists and cat burglars too!

Intermediate Ms Word 2019


Section Location Dates Cost
EDGO-4421-DLU1 DL Jan 1-May 30 $189.00

Intermediate Excel 2019


Section Location Dates Cost
EDGO-4448-DLU1 DL Jan 1-May 30 $189.00

Bloodborne Pathogens


This online program is designed for individuals who may be exposed to blood and body fluids or items contaminated with blood during the performance of their work and who wish to gain a basic understanding of blood-borne pathogens. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-016-DLC2 DL Dec 1-Jan 30 $35.00

Medical Terminology


This online Red Cross Medical Terminology course provides an introduction to the professional language used by those who are directly and indirectly involved with the art of healing. The course will also introduce those not currently involved in the health care environment with an introduction to the language of medicine. In addition, the program will provide participants with the basics of human anatomy and physiology. Course content includes medical terminology, body structures, word parts, integumentary system, the breast, musculoskeletal system, nervous system, the sensory system, cardiovascular system, lymphatic and immune system, respiratory system, digestive system, the endocrine system, reproductive system and urinary system. Students will be issued a Red Cross Certification once course is completed and passed. All training materials included in course cost. KEYWORDS: medical; blood; health care; pathogens; employment.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-017-DLC2 DL Dec 1-Jan 30 $280.00

Cannabis in the Workplace: Training for Workers


This online course aims to give employees the best possible understanding of the differences between medical and recreational cannabis, their responsibilities when using medical cannabis in the workplace, and employer responsibilities. This course explains the laws relating to human rights legislation and the duty to accommodate employees who have medical authorization to use cannabis.

Prerequisite(s): None

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-045-DLC2 DL Dec 1-Jan 30 $30.00

Psychological FAID - Caring for Others


This exciting online program assists learners from youth to seniors in developing a personal understanding of the effects of stress, loss, grief and trauma on others, with an emphasis on caring for others. Learners will be introduced to the Red Cross Look, Listen, Link, Live model and will learn how to support others tocope with the effects of various types of stress. This course can be taken as a stand-alone course or in combination with the Psychological First Aid - Self-Care online course to supplement and strengthen an overall wellness program. We also provide a full program which includes the two online courses and the in class training session. PFA is built on the latest evidence-based research from the international community and was developed in response to a growing need within our communities and to address a gap in wellness program options with a focus on resiliency.

Prerequisite(s): Students 16 years of age (recommended)

Section Location Dates Cost
FAC-057-DLC1 DL Dec 1-Jan 30 $45.00

Hospital Unit Clerk Info Session


This information session will give prospective students the opportunity to meet the instructor and learn more about the program. Please note students must preregister and there is no cost.

Section Location Dates Cost
GENI-5110-DLS1 DL Apr 4  

Calculations for Caregivers


Calculations for Caregivers provides an opportunity for potential nursing students, nurses, and family caregivers to refresh their number skills and gain confidence in safe, accurate medication administration for oral dosing of solid and liquid medications. Designed for those who do not identify as 'math people,' students work online, at their own pace through a set of lessons that include interactive learning activities culminating in self-assessment quizzes with instant feedback. Successful completion of a comprehensive final test results in a certificate of completion.

Section Location Dates Cost
LPN-016-DLU1 DL Jan 2-May 30 $90.00

Calculations for Caregivers Level 2


Calculations for Caregivers 2 builds on the basic dosing calculations covered in Calculations for Caregivers to include IV calculations (flow rate, drip rate, infusion time and adjusting rates) as well as provides a review of basics of safe medication calculation. Designed for those who do not identify as 'math people,' students work at their own pace through lessons that include interactive learning activities, culminating in self-assessment quizzes with instant feedback. Successful completion of a comprehensive final test results in a certificate of completion. Medication math covered is equivalent to the content generally required in second year nursing studies (IV calculations).

Section Location Dates Cost
LPN-026-DLU1 DL Jan 2-May 30 $90.00

Transport of Dangerous Goods - Online


This course provides shippers, handlers and drivers with a clear understanding of the basic transportation of dangerous goods, which meet the requirements of federal and provincial legislation. The flexible online format allows participants to complete the course at their own pace and convenience. Note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required. Ask for information sheet when registering.

Section Location Dates Cost
MVO-071-DLC1 DL Jan 9-May 31 $75.00
MVO-071-DLC1 DL May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
MVO-071-DLC1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $75.00

Orientation to WHMIS Online


Orientation to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS) is a comprehensive on-line program that covers all major topics relevant for new hires. The online material will cover the fundamental information for worker education, including material safety and training. You must complete the course within 30 days. A valid email address is required.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-019-DLC1 DL Jan 1-May 30 $50.00
WSF-019-DLC1 DL May 1-Jul 30 $50.00
WSF-019-DLC1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $50.00

Confined Space Pre-Entry - Online


This detailed and interactive online course provides a basic understanding of confined spaces in the workplace, legislation that governs them and the hazards associated with entering them. Please note: You must complete this course within 30 days. Email address required.

Section Location Dates Cost
WSF-024-DLC1 DL Jan 9-May 31 $75.00
WSF-024-DLC1 DL May 1-Jul 30 $75.00
WSF-024-DLC1 DL Jul 1-Sep 30 $75.00