- WHAT IS GLENGARRY ENCORE EDUCATION?
- LOCATION & FACILITIES
- REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP
- What sort of courses are offered?
- Where can I find out about courses and workshops?
- Is it just crafts that are offered?
- How does Encore choose courses?
- Are the same courses always offered?
- I would like to go take some courses, but I work. Are there evening courses?
- How can I find out about teaching a course?
- Where do the instructors come from?
- How qualified are the instructors?
- Are instructors paid?
- Why do you charge a fee when the presenters and the board are volunteers?
- Why is the supply fee non-refundable even if I cannot attend the event I paid for?
- Is there a policy to provide for cases where unforeseen circumstances mean that a registrant cannot attend courses paid for?
- How much does it cost to take a course or workshop?
- How do I pay for workshops?
- Why is there a Drop-in Fee ?
- COMMUNICATION & CONTACT with ENCORE
WHAT IS GLENGARRY ENCORE EDUCATION?
providing workshops that are educational and/or of general interest to adults.
LOCATION & FACILITIES
Where is Glengarry Encore located?
Entrance is through the door at the north end of the building (closest to the cenotaph).
Is there convenient parking?
Yes, parking is available in the GDHS parking lot directly in front of the school.
Where are the classes/workshops held?
Most courses are held in our own classroom in the GDHS building, but many workshops may be held offsite to provide a “hands on” experience. When a class is held off-campus it is clearly indicated in our course descriptions.
Is there a washroom close by?
Courses that are given off-campus have varying levels of washroom facilities. If accessibility is of concern to you, please inquire before registering for that course.
Is the Encore facility wheelchair accessible?
Yes, wheelchair access is through GDHS main doors. If you need to use this access please advise the Encore office in advance as someone will have to meet you at the security doors.
REGISTRATION & MEMBERSHIP
Do I have to pay the membership fee?
The membership fee is important to Glengarry Encore when we are looking for grants or donations. Encore uses the numbers to show that people are interested in supporting the organization. It also puts you on our mailing list, gives you the right to vote at the Annual General Meeting, and allows you to run for office or sit on committees.
Must I register 5 days before a course?
As a courtesy to the presenters who may have handouts to prepare it is best to register at least 5 days before a course. Computer courses will not have the handouts prepared if you have not preregistered. Classes may be cancelled if insufficient numbers of people are registered.
How often do I pay membership?
A $5.00 Membership Fee is collected for each semester (‘Fall’ and ‘Winter/Spring’) at the time of registration for a workshop.
Can I still register if I miss REGISTRATION day?
It is appreciated that you register at least 5 days prior to any course so that any handouts or supplies are available to you.
Are Encore Education classes only for seniors?
No, classes & workshops are open to all adults.
What sort of courses are offered?
There are all kinds of interesting, informational & educational courses available – check out our Schedule-at-a-Glance and Course Descriptions to see what is available.
Where can I find out about courses and workshops?
Or call us & we will gladly mail one to you.
Is it just crafts that are offered?
No, our courses run the gamut from educational, informative, inspirational, and relaxing to just plain fun.
How does Encore choose courses?
Courses chosen by the Curriculum Committee may be requests or suggestions from members, requests by a potential presenter who wants to share knowledge, garnered through curriculum members’ investigation skills, and by popular demand.
Are the same courses always offered?
Each semester we have many new & unique courses offered.
I would like to go take some courses, but I work. Are there evening courses?
We do schedule some evening classes but these are usually dependent upon the availability of the presenter, i.e., he or she works daytime and is only available during the evening. We are also limited to school hours (doors locked at 9pm & no weekends or holiday periods).
How can I find out about teaching a course?
OR message us through Facebook
Where do the instructors come from?
The majority of our presenters are from North and South Glengarry, but we also have presenters from Vankleek Hill & Hawkesbury areas as well as Ottawa & Montreal.. Our presenters come from all walks of life generously sharing with us their knowledge & expertise.
How qualified are the instructors?
Our presenters are recruited because of their experience or expertise in their chosen topic.
Are instructors paid?
No. Presenters and instructors as well as our Board of Directors, committee members and Support Workers are all volunteers. If a presenter must travel more than 30km we will assist with their travel costs.
Why do you charge a fee when the presenters and the board are volunteers?
The course fees help to cover the cost of office staff (9 hours per week), cost of mileage for presenters travelling more than 30KM, printing & mailing of each semester’s curriculum, office & classroom supplies, replacement furniture, etc.
Why is the supply fee non-refundable even if I cannot attend the event I paid for?
The presenters are advised of the number of participants for their course. They then purchase the supplies. Encore must pay the supply fee to the presenter even if you cannot attend. You may ask someone to take your spot and collect your fee from them or in some cases the office may have a waiting list with someone interested in taking your place and reimbursing your supply fee.
Is there a policy to provide for cases where unforeseen circumstances mean that a registrant cannot attend courses paid for?
Note: supply fee and membership fee are non-refundable.
How much does it cost to take a course or workshop?
Some courses require a supply fee in addition to the course fee. The supply fee is determined by the course presenter.
How do I pay for workshops?
Payment is made at time of registration by cash, or cheque made payable to: Glengarry Encore EducationCentre –
Why is there a Drop-in Fee ?
COMMUNICATION & CONTACT with ENCORE
Why can’t I reach the office?
At the moment, we employ office support on a part time basis. The office is open 9hrs/week. Please leave a message & someone will get back to you.
Who can I reach to ask questions about the courses?
Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org or leave a phone message at 613-525-1008 & someone will get back to you.
How can I get a list of courses and workshops? the curriculum? a brochure?
Also at the beginning of each semester copies are available at various locations throughout Glengarry.
Why don’t I get info about Encore in the mail? Why am I not on the mailing list?
Then, as long as you continue taking courses, you should continue to receive our mail-outs. If you do not take any courses over a 3 year period your name is removed from the mailing list. Also be sure to advise us of any address change.