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About Us

Who is Encore?

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For All Ages

Encore Education Centre is a non-profit organization based in Cornwall, Ontario offering educational courses and information sessions designed primarily for adults 50+. There are no tests or grades in these non-credit courses and workshops.

A few Examples


Learn the basics, booking tips, tricks and hints to make travel easier.

Creative Arts

Being creative keeps the brain juices flowing. Learn new skills and have fun!


iPads, Androids, iPhones, PDF's - Gain knowledge!


Diet advice, tips to eating healthy!
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I attended a few courses at Encore starting back about 2015 and found them to be very engaging and met some folks that shared my curiosity for all things interesting.
Duncan MacPhee

Knowledgeable leaders conduct daytime sessions covering a broad range of topics including, travel, creative arts, music, philosophy, health & nutrition, computers, and history, just to name a few.


& Academic

Our members have cited a wide variety of motivations for joining Encore, but the most common reasons given have been; it provides educational, academic experiences and the opportunity to exercise mentally with peers with similar interests.

And that Encore provides a fun and social experiences where individuals are learning simply for the love of learning. Encore is also a meeting place where new friendships are made and developed.

“ Going to Encore presentations is like going to see relatives that you love but do not get to visit often.”

Sandra Bowness

What We Offer


  • Have some fun
  • Meet new people
  • Do some volunteering
  • Explore new interests
  • Connect with community
  • Get out and keep busy!

Check Out Our Courses!

We are here for you every step of the way!

We are always looking for donations & Volunteers

If you’re looking to donate items, money or your time… We’d be thrilled!

important things you should know


146 Chevrier Ave, Cornwall   (link to the map)

Yes, parking is just outside the entrance.

Yes the classroom is wheelchair accessible. The washroom, however, is not currently wheelchair accessible.

No, any adult can take our courses.

Go to course registrations, send us an inquiry on our contact form or simply give us a call at 613-937-1525

There will be an announcement on the website and on the Encore voice mail (613) 937-1525

Encore is able to provide tax receipts for donations over $10.00

Encore is run by a volunteer Board of Directors


There are all sorts of educational and informational courses-see the course listing for a complete list of current courses .

The presenters are qualified volunteers who donate their time to provide information about their career field or about a personal interest they have.

Courses are delivered in two hour sessions.  A “course” can be comprised of a single two hour session to as many as 8 two hour sessions. A single two hour course costs $20.00. A course containing 8 two hour sessions costs $80.00. The cost of courses is found in the course description part of this website.

Payment may be made by cheque, cash or credit card (Visa & Mastercard) only. We do not accept Debit card nor on-line payments. Our administration staff will accept payment from you.

Refunds/Credits-A full refund will be issued if your courses are not available. Requests for refunds or credits for other reasons must be received at least one week prior to the start date of the course.


For more detailed frequently asked questions.