Thursday, December 14, 2017
The Workers’ Educational Association of Canada (WEA) is a non-profit, non-partisan charity organization dedicated to lifelong learning.

Founded in 1917, The Workers’ Educational Association of Canada is a member of the International Federation of Workers' Educational Associations (IFWEA), and linked to the Scandinavian community education associations and the WEA's of the Commonwealth.

For over fifty years, until the establishment of community colleges, 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 University in the Community are the current expressions of the traditions and values of the WEA to support, encourage and inform adult learners.

The history of WEA’s remarkable influence on adult education in Canada during the last century is preserved in sixty feet of archival material in the Archives of Ontario. Anyone interested in the history of Adult Education in Canada would be well-advised to look at some of this information.

WEA Canada is organized by a dedicated team of volunteers.
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