Who We Are

GTLLI – for people who love to learn

GTLLI is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization dedicated to offering university level lectures, events and presentations on a wide variety of topics to the Greater Georgian Triangle community.

There are no restrictions on membership; however, courses are designed with the more mature learner in mind. GTLLI is not a social club, nor does it offer programs that are activist, political or merely entertaining. GTLLI’s mandate is to provide a unique learning experience for its members, not to duplicate the activity of any other group in the region.

GTLLI fills a need for broad-based learning opportunities. We are a self-funded, not-for-profit organization with an elected, volunteer Board of Directors. The idea of forming a learning organization for adults came from a small group of local residents in 1995.  Some had attended courses offered by Living and Learning in Retirement, York University’s Glendon College program for retired adults.

The Glendon group helped us to get started, and also provided our first group of lecturers. Eventually our organization branched out, using lecturers from other universities. Fortunately there seemed to be an abundance of high-quality people willing to teach a two-hour lecture for a reasonable fee.  And that good fortune continues to this day.

Join us and participate in this exceptional opportunity for Lifelong Learning!



Mary & Peter Angus
Dorothy & Alan Backley
Joan Bichan
Sally & Alan Brechin
Peg & Riley Brethour
Anne & David Burt
Mary & Keith Cameron
Fran Christie
Jane Christie & Don Coburn
June & Bud Crookes
Marni Donoghue
Letitia & Arnold Edinborough
Helene Filiatrault
Mark Mullins
Laurie & Lloyd Gilbert
Barbara & Cedric Gyles
Jean & George Hately
Harold Huestis
June & Ralph Kreuger
Joan & Stewart Maclellan
Mollie and Hardy Main
Mary Lou & Graham Matthews
Eleanor & Ronald Miller
Marie & Ben Parr
Sarah Pearson
Helen Pinchin
Marion & Paul Reid
Mary & Jim Robson
Carol Rykert
Allan Sandberg
Valerie Semple
Betty Sheppard
Joan Sheppard
Verna & Howard Siddall
Betty Smith
Jean Thompson
Natalie & Bill Wheatstone
Pat & Don Williams
Joyce & Harold Zuckerman