Entertainment & Learning (Adults)

Entertainment & Learning (Adults)

Adult pass times to help combat boredom during the covid-19 pandemic.

Click the link for some new virtual employment-related programming from our National Site: Employment Webinars

Eventbrite:  Eventbrite brings people together through live experiences, from music festivals and conventions to pop-up dinners and photography classes, eventbrite has both free and fee based virtual activities for you and yours!


  • Free online ebooks
  • Paulocoelhoblog.com/: Paulo Coelho offering some of his work as free ebooks
  • Shakespeare: Sir Patrick Stewart, reading Shakespeare (because, really, what more do you need than Jean-Luc Picard reciting sonnets?)
  • Self-Care Books: Inform yourself while you entertain yourself, with these suggestions to help you better understand our troubling times 
  • Margaret Atwood: Advice from Margaret Atwood on what you should read next
  • Festival of LIterary Diversity (FOLD): Normally held in the GTA but going virtual this year. It aims to prioritize underrepresented authors and storytellers from around the world. Registration opens April 6 and the festival happens in early May



Other Arts


  • NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month): Write the Great Canadian Novel at #StayHomeWriMo
  • Fiction & Non-Fiction Writing: Write - and get a free do-it-yourself MFA (not really a degree, but you do get to learn how to write!). Looks at both fiction and non-fiction, has suggested readings and lots of online resources (including a podcast)
  • More About Writing: Free courses including grammar classes
  • Masterclass in Creative Writing: Its not free, but you can take a masterclass in creative writing with Margaret Atwood
  • Mini Masterclass in Short Fiction: Free mini masterclass in short fiction here:


Armchair Tourism



  • National Film Board of Canada: Try one of more than 4,000 films free to stream online from the National Film Board of Canada, including a library of Indigenous cinema