The Columbia Learning Society

To help individuals, Columbia College established an independent and separate non-profit society called The Columbia Learning Society. The Society’s principle aim is to provide bursaries to children and adults who wish to attend workshops, seminars, courses or programs at Columbia College.

The Columbia Learning Society has been active since September 2002. To date, over 4500 adults and children utilized bursaries to attend classes, workshops or tutoring sessions at Columbia College.

Free Saturday Workshops

Each Saturday (excluding holiday weekends) from October through March, The Columbia Learning Society offers free workshops from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm. These workshops cover a variety of topics such as computer applications training, communication skills, study skills, and other topics. Please click on the event links below to register.


Workshops are generally listed here for online registration when the new season begins in the fall but at this time due to COVID-19, we are not offering any Columbia Learning Society workshops. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you would like to be included on our mailing list and be notified when the new workshops are being offered, please email with the subject “CLS mailing list”. You will then receive an email when the workshops are posted and will receive one each month for the upcoming workshops. You can unsubscribe from the list at any time.