SCANS (Seniors' College Association of Nova Scotia) is an association of senior learners founded in 2007. It is financed almost entirely by membership fees. Volunteer members operate the society with the following objectives:
To provide affordable learning opportunities for seniors (age 50 years and older) on academic topics they select that will be arranged and monitored by the peers they choose.
To liaise, develop linkages and partner, when practicable, with other organizations in the field of life-long learning
To promote and advocate the interests of seniors in the field of life-long learning
Seniors' College produces 60-75 courses (six weeks in length) in three terms per year. These are delivered in five communities (chapters), with Halifax being the home base. The other chapters are in Truro, Chester, Mahone Bay, and Liverpool. More may be added in the future according to local interest and capacity. In addition to courses, Seniors' College provides 2-hour public lectures, mostly in Halifax, usually two per term.
Seniors' College Association of Nova Scotia (SCANS) was incorporated as a registered non-profit society with the Registry of Joint Stocks on January 16, 2008. Registry ID: 3225245. Mailing address: SCANS, PO Box 33093, Halifax, NS, Canada, B3L 4T6 Civic Address: SCANS, 6199 Chebucto Road, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3L 1K7