The primary purpose of ENCORE is to provide continuing stimulation through education to those who wish their retirement years to be a period of intellectual growth and development.
ENCORE took form in the mid 1970's through the inspiration of Sylvia McDonald, C.N.D., of Marianopolis College. Granted a Charter by the Federal Government in 1992, our official name is now "E.N.C.O.R.E Educational Club for Seniors Inc."
Sister McDonald firmly believed that each one of us is the architect of our own destiny. She said, "We must entertain a capacity for wonder and discovery, the human imagination must be nourished, cultivated and enriched."
ENCORE is located in the heart of downtown Montreal. Although currently housed on the premises of the Foundation of Catholic Community Services, we are a non-sectarian group open to all English-speaking Montrealers.
ENCORE is a self-supporting volunteer organization which is driven by
the needs of more than 400 members, many of whom have built lasting
friendships and discovered new abilities. The ENCORE membership
continues to grow as more and more men and women ask about ENCORE every
For more than 30 years the ENCORE project has successfully
organized stimulating activities such as; Philosophy, Music
Appreciation, Painting, Yoga, Canadian History, Bridge and many more.
Members have the opportunity of listening to, and meeting with,
professionals in all domains including teachers, artists, writers and
The purpose of learning is growth, and our minds, unlike our bodies, can continue growing as long as we live.
E.N.C.O.R.E. Encountering the Challenges of Retirement