FINANCE COURSES

Personal Finance 101

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With Brittany Clough

Welcome to Personal Finance 101! From repairing your relationship to your money, to impulse spending tips, to spending your money (guilt-free!) to create a world you love to live in, to automating your finances to save you time and money; we cover it all. This course is best paired with Budgets 101 to really allow you to take control and understand your money!

Money Mindset

  • How it’s created, how it influences your life and 5 steps to strengthening your money mindset.

 

Net Worth

  • What it is, how to calculate it and how increase your net income by increasing income and decreasing expenses

 

Big Little Steps

  • Little changes you can make in your financial life to create a big difference

 

Debt Repayment

  • Facing the Numbers, different debt repayment options and dedication

 

Banks and Credit Cards and Automation, Oh My!

  • The 101 on bank accounts, credit cards and how & why we automate our finances.

credit 101

Credit 101
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With Brittany Clough

We hear about our credit scores growing up but, quite often, we never actually learn about why they matter, what factors go into our credit score and how to better them. 

You may think our credit score only matters when we’re buying a house or a car but it can affect everything from applying for a job or an apartment, if we receive loans, how much we receive and what interest rates we’ll pay on them.

  • What Credit Scores and Credit Reports Are
  • How to Access and, when Necessary, Correct Scores and Reports
  • How our Credit Scores can Actually (and Potentially Drastically) Affect our Lives
  • The Five Factors that Make up our Credit Score
  • How we can Strengthen our Credit Score

Investing 101

Investing 101 with The Sassy Investor Michelle Hung
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Join Chartered Financial Analyst, author and the founder of The Sassy Investor Michelle Hung (she/her) in her Investing 101 course. Michelle has taught over a thousand students and clients how to invest in the stock markets and build a lifetime of wealth. She has also been featured in U.S.News & World Report, Questrade, The National Women’s Show, Canadian Money, The Penny Hoarder and more! 

Investing 101 includes every step of your investing journey from education to execution.

“Making sure you put your first $50 to work while you sleep.”

The Winning Mindset and Investing Strategy

  • Why investing in the stock markets is one of the easiest ways to make money
    The three ways to invest in the stock markets
    The proven and best strategy to investing in the stock markets
     

Investing Basics

  • The effects of compounding (and why you should re-invest everything you earn)
    Stocks vs. bonds: how you make money with these things and the risks involved
    Active investing vs. passive investing

 

Fundamentals of a Solid Investment Portfolio

  • The four characteristics of a well-diversified portfolio
    The super simple investment portfolio
    Create your own investment portfolio

 

Types of Accounts

  • Where to put your investments (RRSPs vs. TFSAs)
    Brokerages and platforms to use
    Execution: how to buy a stock/ETF

 

All About Roboadvisor 

  • What are roboadvisors
    Roboadvisor vs. DIY

Budgets 101

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With Brittany Clough

“Budgeting isn’t about limiting yourself - it’s about making the things that excite you possible.” - Unknown

Join Brittany Clough (she/her), money coach, tax professional and finance enthusiast as she helps you develop a clear and motivating pathway that simultaneously:

Makes the future you want possible AND allows you to love your day to day life.

In this course, you’ll have all the guidance, actionable steps, resources and decision points necessary to make a budget that’s sustainable and personalized to you and your lifestyle.

    • Analyze Past Spending Habits because “the best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour”
  • Explore and Set Priorities & Values in your Life
  • Make Money Choices that Align with those Priorities and Values.
  • Explore Different Budgeting Styles (because budgets are not one size fits all)
  • Understand and Successfully set up Various Budgeting Categories:

--> Fixed and Variable Needs

--> Wants

--> Fun Funds

--> Emergency Fund

--> Sinking Funds

--> Paying Yourself First

The “Other” Talk

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Join Chartered Financial Analyst, author and the founder of The Sassy Investor Michelle Hung (she/her) in The “Other Talk”. Michelle has taught over a thousand students and clients how to invest in the stock markets and build a lifetime of wealth. She has also been featured in U.S.News & World Report, Questrade, The National Women’s Show, Canadian Money, The Penny Hoarder and more!

Getting Intimate with Your Money

  • Exploring your early childhood experiences with money
    Letting go of past money beliefs and creating your new money store
  • Setting expectations for yourself and your partner
    Financial goals setting

Date Night

  • Organizing household expenses and creating a family budget
    Investing in your relationship 
  • Having the “other talk” – things to discuss with your partner:

- Expectations and boundaries

- Individual goals and family goals

- The numbers and personal credit

Taxes 101 * coming soon

Taxes 101 with Cloud Tax

With Cloud Tax

Join Cloud Tax, a 100% Canadian Tax Filing Company, as they walk you through everything you need to know about Personal Income Taxes. From filling out your name on page one to sending it into the CRA and all of the opportunities in between to maximize your tax return. This course is for you if you want to stop getting anxious every time tax season rolls around and if you want to build knowledge and confidence around doing your taxes. Also, if you want to impress your friends with some cool tax tips.

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CAREER COURSES

LinkedIn 101

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Looking for a job? Struggling to stand out in the recruiting process? 

Join Matt Parkin, career coach, as he introduces you to the importance of LinkedIn and how it can help you land interviews and job offers at your dream companies.

This course will teach you some LinkedIn Hacks and provide actionable steps you can take to optimize your profile, leverage features and settings, and make the most out of your LinkedIn feed.

  • What is LinkedIn and Why is it Important
  • LinkedIn Profile Essentials
  • LinkedIn Features & Settings
  • LinkedIn Feed
  • LinkedIn Hacks

Resumes & Cover Letters 101

Resumes & Cover Letters 101
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With Matt Parkin

Looking for a job? Not landing interviews with your resume and cover letter?

Join Matt Parkin, career coach, as he shares the good, the bad, and the ugly from the 250+ resumes and cover letters he has reviewed and the templates that helped him land eight interviews as soon as he started using them. 

This course will provide actionable tips and tricks to help your application documents stand out and make the lives of recruiters and hiring managers easy when they are reviewing them.

  • Resume Formatting
  • Resume Content
  • Cover Letter Formatting & Content
  • Next Steps

Job Searching 101

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Looking for a job? Not sure where to look, how to look, or when to start?

Join Matt Parkin, career coach, as he shows you where, how, and when to look for jobs to give you the best chance at landing interviews and offers at your dream companies.

This course will provide actionable tips and tricks to help you find job postings and know when to apply, while also teaching you ways to land interviews and offers without even applying.

  • Where to Find Job Postings
  • How to Find Jobs That Aren’t Posted
  • Job Search Tips
  • When to Job Search
  • Next Steps

Networking 101

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Looking for a job? Struggling to stand out in the recruiting process? 

Join Matt Parkin, career coach, as he introduces you to the importance of networking and how it can help you land interviews and job offers at your dream companies.

This course will provide actionable steps you can take to improve your networking game through cold messaging, coffee chats, maintaining relationships, and networking hacks.

  • What is Networking and Why is it Important?
  • Cold Messaging
  • Coffee Chats
  • Networking Hacks
  • Next Steps

HEALTH AND WELLNESS COURSES

Therapy 101

Therapy 101
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With Ann Rogerson

We LOVE how therapy is becoming more and more normalized. However, we have noticed a lack of tools and information available, ensuring you get the most out of your time in therapy. Therapy 101 is meant for you whether you’ve had your first therapy session or not, whether you’re unsure if therapy could work for you or a loved one or even if you’re a Therapy seasoned professional.

  • What is Therapy
  • What Do You Talk About in Therapy
  • What Types of Therapy Are There
  • How Do You Find a Therapist?
  • What Happens in Your First Session
  • Therapy in Canada (Provincial Regulations)
  • Importance of Therapeutic Fit
  • Importance of Communication
  • Common Misconceptions About Therapy

Mental health Literacy 101

Mental Health 101
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With Taylor Hill

Now, more than ever, people are thinking and talking about mental health. Join me in learning about mental health, mental illness, and everything in between! 

Together, we will explore what mental health means and looks like in real life, its relationship to mental illness, everyday strategies to build your resiliency, how to recognize signs of distress in yourself and others, and when to ask for help and seek information to support others.

In this course, we will:

  • Walk through different ways to assess your own mental health
  • Discuss how you can achieve and maintain good mental health even in the face of mental illness
  • Identify your social support network and where you are in others
  • Outline healthy lifestyle habits that influence your mental health and well-being
  • Practice how to challenge your current thinking patterns to prevent or minimize negative emotions and distress
  • Discuss the benefits of practicing daily gratitude
  • Assess our mental health literacy 

Mental Health, Mental Illness, and Everything In Between 

  • What is mental health?
  • What is mental illness?
  • Can mental health and mental illness co-occur?

 

Maintaining Good Mental Health: Resilience- Building Strategies

  • Strong social connections and support
  • Mind-body connection [exercise, sleep, diet]
  • Emotion regulation in stressful times
  • Identify what is meaningful to you

 

Mental Health Literacy

  • What is mental health literacy?
  • Recognizing others’ mental health
  • How to build your mental health literacy
  • When is it time to seek professional support?

Breakups 101

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“The course of true love did never run smooth” - Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. 

Join Ann (she/her) as she explores everything you'll need to know if you're considering breaking up or you've been broken up with. This course is presented in 3 modules for clear flow and so that you can jump in where it feels right for you. 

This course will prepare you to make difficult decisions regarding your relationship and support you through the breakup process (if that’s what you choose to do). Most importantly, this course will also dive into after-breakup care. Breaking up or being broken up with is never easy, it’s a critical time for self-care (even when it’s hard). 

Ann is a therapist in training, currently finishing her final semester of graduate school. Ann believes that relationships play a key role in the protection of and development of positive mental wellbeing.

Before Your Breakup

  • Healthy vs unhealthy relationships
  • The three C’s to consider before breaking up
  • Getting deeper - is it time to call it quits?
  • Deciding not to break up - having the talk. 
  • Deciding to break up - safety considerations.

 

During Your Breakup

  • Break up tips 
  • Your attachment style may impact how you break up. 
  • Break up strategies and responses (according to some research!)

 

After Your Breakup

  • Distress after a relationship ends
  • Adaptive and Maladaptive coping strategies 
  • Coping with a break up
  • Self-compassion for breakups. 
  • Further reflections

Anti-Diet Culture 101

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With Sara Bruno

Welcome to Anti-Diet Culture 101! “Diet culture” refers to a set of beliefs that values thinness, appearance, and shape above health & well-being. This curriculum has been curated with love to educate the Real Adulting 101 community on Anti-Diet Culture Education. In working through this course, we challenge and uplift you to dismantle your societally-ingrained beliefs about body image, health, fatphobia, thin privilege, food morality and so much more. Join us on the road to loving our bodies for what they can do, and not what they look like. Let's dive in! 

Guide Name: Sara Bruno

  • Eating Disorders and Diet Culture 
  • Fatphobia 
  • Health at Every Size
  • Thin Privilege
  • Advocacy, Social Justice and Fat Liberation
  • Eating Disorders
  • Diet Myth Debunking
  • Food Morality
  • The Corporatization of Diets
  • Social Media and Diet Culture
  • Self Love

iNNER GLOWUP COURSES

Dealing with Rejection

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Join Certified Life Coaches Alex (she/her) and Betsy (she/her) as they explore how to positively and healthily handle Rejection and how to turn your rejections into either fuel or redirection. “Take yourself out of the equation: You have to be careful to take only the lesson that is being offered -- nothing more.”

  • What is Rejection
  • Why is Rejection Painful
  • Rejecting Rejection
  • No = Next
  • Turn Your Failures into Fuel
  • What is failure?
  • Self-Validation
  • Mindset Tips when Encountering Rejection

Emotional Intelligence 101

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With Taylor Hill

Emotional intelligence, or the ability to perceive, use, understand, and manage emotions, is good for your performance at work or school, strong relationships, and overall well-being. Join me in learning about what emotional intelligence is, how emotionally intelligent people put it to work for them and how and where you can apply your emotional intelligence (such as setting boundaries).  

What is Emotional Intelligence?

  • Perceiving and managing emotions in yourself and others

  • Empathy

  • Why EI is important

 

Improving Your EI Based on Four Key Elements

  • Self-management

  • Self-awareness

  • Social awareness

  • Relationship management

 

Applying Your EI

  • Setting boundaries

The Power of Asking

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Join Certified Life Coaches Alex (she/her) and Betsy (she/her) as they help you on your path to feeling empowered to ask for what you want in life. Asking is the most powerful and neglected secret to success and happiness.

  • What is Asking
  • Why Should We Ask
  • No = Next
  • Asking Creates New Possibilities
  • Why Do We Avoid Asking?
  • Not Asking = Rejecting Yourself
  • Mindshift
  • How Do I Ask For What I Want?

Intentional Living

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With Nancy McNicoll

Intentional living starts with understanding what is truly important to us in life. From there, we can begin to understand how we are, or are not, living in alignment with these values. Through trial and error, building a strong relationship with ourselves, integrating mistakes, and setting boundaries when needed, we can learn to live a full, embodied life that honours our individual uniqueness. Are you ready to embrace your values in life?

  • What is Intentional Living
  • Values-Based Living
  • Owning Your Experience
  • Engaging in Experimentation and Reflection
  • How to Live Intentionally
  • Committing to Your Individuality
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Perfectionism 101

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With Ann Rogerson

Join Ann (she/her) as she helps you navigate perfectionism. This course is presented in 3 modules for easy flow and understanding. Ann is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) practicing in Ontario. She is also a ‘retiring perfectionist’ who shares some of her own struggles in this course. She will help you understand perfectionism and explore ways in which you can introduce flexibility into your perfectionism tendencies.

  • Adaptive Perfectionism and Maladaptive Perfectionism
  • Covert vs. Overt Perfectionism
  • The Cost of Perfectionism
  • Finding a Middle Ground
  • Reducing Perfectionism
  • Making Little Mistakes
  • Self Compassion

Self Love 101

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With Ann Rogerson

Join Ann (she/her) as she explores everything you'll need to know about self-love. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your self-love journey, this course has something for everyone.

This course will help you to identify your current level of self-love, explore barriers that may get in the way of self-love, and provide you with a series of practical applications to help you cultivate self-love. Self-love is for everyone!

  • Social Comparison
  • Barriers
  • Identifying Your Form of Self-Love
  • Mental and Emotional Well-Being
  • Self-Compassion
  • Therapy
  • Connection
  • Self-Love for our Body (Sleep, Nutrition, Physical Activity)
  • Tangible Self-Love Activities
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LIFE SKILLS COURSES

real estate 101

Real Estate 101
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With Hunter Agnew

Thinking of buying your first home? Join Hunter Agnew (he/him), REALTOR® with RE/MAX a-b Realty Ltd. Brokerage, Stratford as he walks you through every step of the process. 

You’ll then join him on a deep dive into the 7 steps to success (from budgeting and understanding what you want and can afford to making an offer to closing the deal) to get you feeling comfortable, confident and ready to start your adventure in Real Estate.

Complete The House Hold Budget Work Sheet, explore four different calculators to understand your budget and affordability, learn about first time buyer financial incentives and so much more! Hunter takes all the questions and scary unknowns out of buying your first home, so that you are free to enjoy this beautiful and exciting moment of your life!

  • The Basics Part 1; Terminology
  • The Basics Part 2; Affordability & REALTOR®
  • Preparing to Buy - House Hunting vs Home Buying
  • Let’s Get Started - Budget, Timeline, Dream Makers vs Deal Breakers
  • Choosing a REALTOR®
  • Searching For a Home
  • Viewing a Property
  • Making an Offer
  • Closing the Deal

Home Organization 101

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Join Rachel Delduca (she/her) of Living in Harmony. Rachel believes that organization is the key to living in harmony with all aspects of life. When your surroundings are organized - your mind is free to be productive and creative. In our consumerist society, it is considered normal to have more than we need. She will teach you how you can experience optimal joy, fulfillment and peace by adopting a minimalist mindset.

Closet Makeover

  • Finding Your Purpose and Goals
  • Decluttering
  • Styling Your New Closet

 

Office & Workspace

  • Optimal Good Vibes
  • Decluttering
  • Creative Design

 

Roommates

  • Get your Roomies on Board
  • Find a Common Goal
  • Decluttering & Organizing

 

Create a Customized System

 

Organizing Maintenance

  • Remember the Feeling
  • Tidy As We Live
  • When It Seems Too Hard

sustainability 101

Sustainability 101 with Planet Pantry
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With Sam Soloway

Does the state of our planet leave you either not planning for retirement because you doubt our planet will make it that long or yelling at your mom for buying a plastic water bottle? Do you feel lost in how you, as an individual, can make enough of an impact? Join Sam Soloway (she/her) of Planet Pantry as she lays a foundation in what sustainability means and how to make it sustainable for you.

Make the world a cleaner and healthier place. As with everything, it starts with education and then action.

  • Zero Waste Practices & how to Integrate Them Into your Every Day :ife
  • How to Offset and Lower your Carbon Emissions
  • What Greenwashing is and How to Spot it
  • Why Recycling Should be your Last Resort
  • How to Take Action for Climate Justice

MORTGAGES 101

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With Laura Munich

In this course, we’ll first investigate what a mortgage is, and all the features that make up a mortgage. This includes mortgage types, interest rates, payments, and amortization. We’ll then look into the processes of purchasing a home, and applying and qualifying for a mortgage. Throughout this course we’ll not just discuss the facts of mortgages and home buying, but also what considerations and decisions you’ll need to make along the way.

What is Mortgage and How does it work?

Interest and Down Payment

Terms of a Mortgage

Mortgage Payment and Amortization

Home Buying Process and People Involved

Applying for a Mortgage

Qualifying for a Mortgage

Auto Care 101

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With Dennis Ho

How much do you know about your car? Can you check your engine oil, replace your wiper blades, or change a flat tire? These are things you should be able to do, and after Auto Care 101, you’ll be able to handle all this and more! This course is designed to build your basic automotive knowledge - from basic inspections (what to look for and what it means), to knowing what warning lights on the dashboard mean, to improving your ability to interact with your service advisor, we want to help you learn how to avoid issues if possible, and how to deal with them when they do occur.

  • How to Change a Flat Tire
  • VIN and Tire Placard
  • Hood Release & Under the Hood
  • Check and Change your Oil and Windshield Washer Fluid
  • Check and Adjust your Tire Pressure
  • Dashboard Warning Lights - Common ones and Solutions
  • How to Boost a Dead Battery

Interpersonal Communication 101

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With Maya Saggar

Interpersonal communication is a part of everyday life. This course focuses on the 4 major components of interpersonal communication: verbal communication, non-verbal communication, active listening and written communication, and how they each relate to your professional, personal and educational life. This course will help you increase your communication skills while learning about the different ways we transmit information and how to model assertive language, active listening, and self-awareness.

  • Verbal Communication
  • Assertiveness
  • Nonverbal Communication
  • Active Listening
  • Written Communication
  • Navigating Difficult Conversations
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Time Optimization 101

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With Taylor Hill and Brittany Clough

Time Management builds awareness on how you can effectively use your time to accomplish your goals and experience well-being. You will learn strategies for being more productive, avoiding procrastination, and how to capitalize on your free time to increase your quality of life. The goal of this course is to help you develop tailored time management strategies, cultivate intrinsic motivation, and identify the ways in which your free time is shaping the quality of your life. 

  • Procrastination
  • SMART Goals
  • Urgent/Important Principle
  • 168 Hour Method
  • Task Oriented Scheduling
  • Time-Blocking
  • Action/Priority Matrix
  • Pomodoro
  • Eat the Frog
  • 5 Minute Rule
  • Commitment & Multi-Tasking
  • Rest
  •