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continued well-being.


Cost: $30

Tue. 6:00 – 8:00pm November 17 (2 hours) Animator: Rita Bonar

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN AGING Aging presents many challenges, some are normal and others involve disease processes. How does a person adapt and cope with the stresses of physiological, psychological, and social changes? Specific mental health issues facing aging individuals and their caregivers will be the focus of this workshop (i.e. anxiety and depression) how to keep mentally fit and where to get help for mental health problems.


Cost: $30

Tue. 6:00 – 8:00pm September 22 (2 hours) Animator: Sheana Parker

CARING FOR SOMEONE WITH DEMENTIA Today, 25% of Quebecers have someone with dementia within their family. This workshop provides an overview of the different types of dementia and the complexities of dementia care throughout the different stages of the disease processes.


Cost: $30

Tue. 6:00 – 8:00pm October 6 3 (2 hours) Animator: Sheana Parker

UNDERSTANDING AND RESPONDING TO DIFFICULT BEHAVIOURS This workshop identifies behaviors that can be puzzling or challenging for caregivers when caring for someone with dementia (wandering, aggression, or paranoia, for example), analyzes possible underlying causes, and suggests effective coping strategies. All caregivers welcome, whether professionals or family members.


Cost: $30

Tue. 6:00 – 8:00pm October 20 (2 hours) Animator: Rita Bonar


EVENT PLANNING ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1 Learn the essentials of thorough event planning. In this course, you will acquire the basic knowledge of all aspects of researching, designing, planning, coordinating and evaluating events. Topics include everything from budgeting and timeline development to event customs and industry trends. An additional fee to cover mandatory course textbook and materials: $50.00 (Cash payment to the instructor must be made at first class.)


Cost: $180

Sat. 9:00 – 11:00am September 12 to November 7 (not Oct. 10) (16 hours) Animator: Sherlyn Figueira

EVENT PLANNING ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 2 Prerequisite: Event Planning Essentials – Level 1 In the first course, you learned the essentials to event planning. Now utilize these competencies to manage the multitude of details involved in event planning; to recognize and plan for possible risks; and to produce an event evaluation plan. This case work- based course focuses on the event industry, and the fundamental components of planning and executing events. You will explore the planning, producing and management of specific types of events from family social functions to some corporate. You will also learn about different ways to set your fees and estimate costs. An additional fee to cover mandatory course textbook and materials: $50.00 (Cash payment to the instructor must be made

at first class.) 7108-A09

Sat. 11:30am – 1:30pm (November 7 only)

Sat. 9:00am to 11:30pm


Cost: $130

(November 14 to December 5) (12 hours) Animator: Sherlyn Figueira

GETTING MARRIED: DREAM BIG, PLAN SMART! For Couples. To all couples getting married soon – this seminar is for you! Learn how to organize and plan a terrific wedding day filled with magical moments and everlasting memories. Ask questions and learn the latest trends and techniques in making your special day unique – all on a reasonable budget. Each couple will receive a wedding basket filled with FREE gifts from some of Montreal’s trendiest wedding vendors, and a complimentary Wedding Planner guide.


Wed. 6:00 – 9:00pm November 18 (3 hours)

Cost: $45/person Animator: Sherlyn Figueira


Vanier College offers a Fundraising Certificate Program which includes five courses:

  • Fundraising 101 (4 hrs)

  • Fundraising Campaigns for Non Profit Organizations – Level 1 (15 hrs)

  • Fundraising Campaigns for Non Profit Organizations – Level 2 (15 hrs)

  • Public Relations and Communications (20 hrs)

  • Managing Fundraising Programs (20 hrs)

FUNDRAISING 101 Fundraising has recently seen an unprecedented growth. Whether you are a board member, a junior fundraiser, a volunteer or interested in fundraising, this workshop is for you. This basic training will demystify fundraising and will give you tips on how to fundraise in an efficient and sustainable manner.


Cost: $60

Sat. 9:00am – 1:00pm September 12 (4 hours) Animator: Ligia F. Peña

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