The Workers’ Educational Association of
Canada (WEA) is a non-profit, non-partisan charitable organization dedicated to lifelong learning.
Founded in 1917, the WEA is a member of the International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations (IFWEA), and is linked to the Scandinavian community education associations and the WEA's of the Commonwealth.
For over fifty years, until the establishment of community colleges in Ontario, the WEA was the primary provider of adult education in Canada. From the Farm Radio Forums and the Saturday night Labour Forums in the 1930’s and 1940’s, to the provision of liberal arts courses to hundreds of thousands of ordinary people across Canada from 1918 to 1968, WEA has been a pioneer in the field of adult learning.
Learning Curves and our University in the Community program are the current expressions of the traditions and values of the WEA to support, encourage and inform adult learners.
For more information about University in the Community, a series of free courses in the humanities offered in partnership with the University of Toronto and Davenport-Perth Neighbourhood Centre, click here.
For more information about the WEA and our
history, click here.