General Program Information


SWESA offers a wide variety of programs, including social activities, many types of physical fitness classes, art groups, information talks and workshops.  There is something for everyone and many opportunities to try new things and meet new people. Early registration is encouraged as programs fill up quickly. You can find all the details in the Program Guide page.

Our programs are designed for adults aged 55+. SWESA will be offering programming to SWESA Members or Reciprocal Members only. At a later date we plan to resume offering programming to all interested 55+ adults.


The annual fee for SWESA membership is $30.00 which is valid from January 1 through to December 31.  If you join between September and December, the membership cost is $40.00 and continues until the end of the following year.


SWESA is part of a reciprocal agreement with other seniors centres including: Central Lions Seniors Association, Edmonton Seniors Centre, Jewish Senior Citizens’ Centre, Mill Woods Seniors Activity Centre, Minerva Senior Studies Institute, North Edmonton Seniors Association, North West Edmonton Seniors Society, Seniors Association of Greater Edmonton, South East Edmonton Seniors Association, Strathcona County Family and Community Services, Strathcona Place Senior Centre, Westend Seniors Activity Centre.

Members of these centres will receive the same price discount as SWESA members for instructional programs (e.g., workshops, choir, fitness programs).  For all other programs, reciprocal members will pay non-member prices.  Reciprocal members will be required to show proof of a valid membership in one of the centres listed above to receive member prices.


Create your MyActiveCenter account today to register for one of our virtual or in-person programs or information sessions.  MyActiveCentre is easy, secure and mobile.  Benefits include:

  • An organized catalogue of all programs with dates, times and locations.
  • Live availability – no more waiting to see if you got into a class!
  • Flexibility to register for all programs at your convenience.
  • Ability to join a waitlist for popular programs or those with limited space.

Once you’ve activated your account, you can join groups and enrol in your centre’s activities on-line; they will appear on your MyActivities page.  It’s easy to keep track of your courses and you won’t miss out!

Step by step instructions are provided below:

  1. CLICK HERE to open MyActiveCenter.
  2. Login to your MyActiveCenter account.

New User – At the very top of the page, select the green button “New Users” to create and activate a new account. Fill in your information:

  • Key Tag Number: is found on the back of your key tag.
  • Home Phone Number: use the number you used to register for your SWESA membership.
  • Email Address: use your primary email address.
  • Password: set your own password – don’t forget to remember it for next time!

Click Continue.

Existing User – At the very top of the page, select “Sign in” and log-in with the same email and password you used last time.

If you have forgotten your password, select “Reset your password” and follow the instructions.

For tablet or smartphone users you will need to go to

  1. Search for Southwest Edmonton Seniorsin the search bar.
  2. Select Southwest Edmonton Seniors Associationfrom the search results.
  3. Once you have successfully created an account or logged in, all available classes will be listed in alphabetical order. Select the class you wish to register for by clicking the name of the program.
  4. Scroll down to the calendar. Select one of the days listed. If it is a series, confirm you wish to enrol in all classes by hitting “continue” (this step will not appear if it is a one-time class).
  5. Scroll above the calendar to a grey box to review and confirm the dates you have selected. Hit the green “Register”
  6. One final pop-up will appear to confirm your registration dates. Click “Register”.
  7. Payment: SWESA staff will call you to process your payment by credit card over the phone once you have completed your registration or you may make an appointment to come by and pay with cash.

You may also register by calling 587-987-3200 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.