Welcome to the Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association, the CWEA. We were established in 1915 and are active members of the Federation of WEA’s in Aotearoa.
We believe in lifelong learning for all so offer courses in a wide range of interest areas with a special focus on Social Justice and Democracy. Recreation and relaxation are also catered for with courses on Tai Chi, DIY Play Reading, Italian Singing, Singing for Pleasure, Portrait Painting and many other topics included in each term's programme. Most courses are offered in our rooms at 59 Gloucester Street but we include some at New Brighton and the North West Branch meet at Chapel Street Hall in Bishopdale.
The Canterbury WEA is 100 years old. In that 100 years it has had many success stories as it has helped ordinary New Zealanders learn more about a wide range of topics and make the most of that learning. In its hundred and first year the CWEA is launching this new website and an easy Online Enrolment option. We hope to make it easier for people to both find us and to become involved in the programmes we are offering. We will be adding pages to the website over time and plan to include some connections to online learning as well as in-class learning. Some new ways to make the most of Lifelong Learning, may interest you.
Ensure your space and book early - Online via this website or contact us.
Payments by credit card are accepted via PayPal, the only economic solution open to us. You don't need to have a PayPal account, but you will be required to specify your billing address, email address and a phone number. PayPal sometimes rejects the payment for no apparent reason. If the credit card payment is cancelled by you, or somehow fails, you won't be able to enrol for that course until we manually cancel the internal order. Please phone the office on 366 0285 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will attend to this. If payment via PayPal doesn't work for you we recommend paying by bank transfer. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.