The Canterbury Workers Association


Notice Board

  • Term 4 is underway - Enrol early to avoid disappointment!
    Some courses with limited enrolment may fill; others may be cancelled or postponed if there are insufficient enrolments.
    We have the following courses starting over the next week:
    Saturday 18 October: How did they get around? Transport in Early Christchurch (seminar)
    Monday 20 October: Sleeping Well
    Tuesday 21 October: Nordic Walking, Italian Singing
    Wednesday 22 October: Ethical Problems & Applications, Israeli Dancing, Organic Gardening
    Friday 17 October: Portrait Drawing and Painting
    For more information about all our courses go to the Programme page

  • In March 2015 we're celebrating our centenary. The registration form can be downloaded here:
    CWEA Centenary Registration Form

  • Remember Mah Jong continues throughout the year on Tuesday morning at 10am - 12noon. The Play Reading Group meets on Thursday at 10am-12noon.

  • Bussing to the WEA is a good solution to the parking problem. Some buses come into the city along Durham Street, and leave the city via Montreal Street, with bus-stops very close to the WEA.


About Us

Art Class
Art Class

Established in 1915, the Canterbury WEA is a voluntary non-profit, community, adult education association. The WEA aims to provide education for personal growth and towards the establishment of a just and equitable society. Here in Christchurch, WEA strives to provide affordable courses of a high standard that encourage discussion and respond to ideas and events in the local community.


Ukulele Class
Ukulele Class
WEA Membership is not required to attend courses but members receive the quarterly programme and newsletter by post and can obtain a $2 discount on all courses. Membership, on calendar year basis, is $15 for individuals, $25 for family, $30 for organisations and $200 for life.

The programme of about 30 courses and events is updated on this web-site each term. The noticeboard is updated weekly. Inquiries to office phone, fax or e-mail address, below or fill out the on-line enrolment form on this web-site.
No unsolicited commercial material please.

Contact Details

Canterbury WEA
59 Gloucester Street,
P.O. Box 1796
New Zealand

Phone: 03 366 0285
Fax: 03 366 4530

The Canterbury WEA wishes to thank the Canterbury Community Trust and the Christchurch City Council for their support.