Courses

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Short courses are only 3-6 weeks in length. These courses are usually focused on life skills or job preparation. They typically involve a number of small assignments and activities.

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Current Courses Available

New Courses – 2022

Northstar Digital Literacy

Are you interested in upgrading your digital literacy skills? Good Learning Anywhere has partnered with Northstar Digital Literacy to offer digital literacy lessons, assessments, and certificates to learners who are working on upgrading their digital knowledge and skills. By registering through GLA, Northstar offers the following lessons: Basic Computer Skills, Internet Basics, Email, Microsoft Office, Social Media, and Career Search Skills. This is a great resource to sign up for once you’re done taking other GLA digital literacy courses and/or you would like to test your digital literacy knowledge! Sign up now to start earning your Northstar Digital Literacy certificates! Note: Certificates can only be earned with a score of 85% or more per Northstar Assessment.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Northstar Digital Literacy (Independent Courses)

Banking & Everyday Math

Do you struggle with calculating tips? Want to learn about budgeting or the basics of credit, loans, and interest? Then this is the course for you! This class will help you learn math skills relevant to everyday situations. The course will provide you with an understanding of discounts, tips, interest, loans, and credit cards. You are encouraged to research comparable Canadian information if a lesson includes US content.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Reading & Vocabulary Basics

This course includes online tutorials with beginning readings, vocabulary and comprehension exercises, as well as Mastery tests that help gauge student progress and comprehension.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Anishinaabemowin in the Workplace

An independent course for people looking to learn common words and phrases in Anishinaabemowin. Topics common to the workplace such as time, days of the week, and greetings are included in the course. New learners of the language are welcome!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Digital Software

*New Fall 2022* This interactive course is designed for the beginner in digital technology. The curriculum introduces learners to digital software like Microsoft Office, Google Suites, Email, and Social media accounts. Videos, interactive activities, articles, guides, and self-assessments assist learners in strengthening their digital literacy skills. This course is part of the Indigenous STEAM Employment Path Program. There are 2 modules and should take approximately 25 hours for each module.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

ISTEAM: Introduction to Digital Technology

*New Fall 2022* This course provides a basic introduction to Digital Technology. It is an interactive and integrated approach to learning. The lessons are progressive and build upon previously learned skills. Learners gain knowledge, and skills and make connections to further learning and opportunities. Learners attain an introductory level of digital literacy and computer technology. This course is part of the Indigenous STEAM Employment Path Program. There are 2 modules and should take approximately 25 hours for each module.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

ISTEAM: A Basic Skills Course

*NEW Fall 2022* The term “STEAM” education refers to teaching and learning in the fields of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. This basic-level course will provide an integrated and interactive approach to learning and functioning in a technological workplace and world. Throughout this course, you will gain knowledge, skills, and attitudes to enhance your ability to achieve success and make connections to further learning and work opportunities. This course has 4 modules and should take approximately 25 hours for each module.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

ISTEAM: Let's Build a Sustainable Food System

*New Fall 2022* This course has activities that will provide a basic-level introduction to the protection, conservation, and restoration of Indigenous food systems. Cultural, economic, and environmental responsibility will be key topics when examining sustainability and planning for today, tomorrow, and for seven generations. This course is part of the Indigenous STEAM Employment Path Program. This course has 4 modules and should take approximately 25 hours for each module.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

ISTEAM: Traditional Knowledge and Skills as a Business

*New Fall 2022* Turn your passion for your traditional knowledge and skills such as hobbies, arts and crafts into a money-making business. This course provides the basics and how to avoid the pitfalls that many people have encountered to help you decide whether to pursue a small business as a profession. This course is part of the Indigenous STEAM Employment Path Program. It contains approximately 50 hrs of learning in each of the 2 modules.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Soft Skills for Work

*NEW Fall 2022* What keeps people from meeting their employment goals? It’s not usually a lack of technical skills that holds them back, but rather a need to develop “soft skills.” In this course, you’ll learn what these soft skills are, and why employers are looking for employees who have them. The course will explore Personal Qualities, Communication Skills, Teamwork Skills and Problem Solving Skills and how you can develop them.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Explore Careers in Construction

***New F2022 Join us as we explore careers in Construction. We will go over the required education, training, opportunities, and wages you might expect within this industry. This is a two-hour live class that will help build a solid foundation for learners wanting to go into construction

Dates & Time:

October 13 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Exploring Indigenous Innovation and Technology

***New Fall 2022 From tools to housing, travel, and clothing, Indigenous technology has given us so much. In this course, learners will define innovation and technology in an Indigenous context. This course will help them identify and explore a variety of different indigenous innovations throughout history and learn how those items have impacted modern technology as we know it.

Dates & Time:

November 16 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

"Living" Traditions: Connecting Indigenous Values, Food, and Culture

***New Fall 2022 Food plays a vital role in our lives and in our cultures. In this course, you will be introduced to Indigenous peoples as hunters and gatherers of foods such as fish, deer, moose, geese, and grouse as well as plants such as berries, corn, beans, and squash. We will explore the connection of traditional Indigenous foods to the holistic view of food and Indigenous values including food sovereignty. We will share traditional recipes still used today as well as a live cooking segment in our final class. Please note this is a 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 23 & 30 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Tech4You: Excel and Google Spreadsheets

Spreadsheet programs like Microsoft Excel and Google Sheets are used to organize data and information. Household budgets, team lists, time sheets, and schedules are just some examples of spreadsheets you may make at home, at school, and at work. In this course, we will discuss what a spreadsheet is, the different spreadsheet programs available, and some of the most common spreadsheet tools. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

December 1 & 8 (Thursdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Tech4You: Word and Google Documents

Word processing programs like Microsoft Word and Google Docs are used to create, edit, save, and print documents. Stories, essays, posters, lists, resumes, and newsletters are some examples of documents that you may make at home, at school, and at work. In this course, we will discuss what a document is, the different word processing programs available, and some of the most common document tools. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 8 & 15 (Tuesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Tech4You: Computer File Management

We are dealing with more digital information than ever before! Being able to organize and find this information is important. We will introduce online ‘cloud’ storage options and discuss tips and tricks to save, find and organize your files on your computer and/or in the ‘cloud’. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates & Time:

November 9 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Tech4You: PowerPoint and Google Presentations

Presentation programs like Microsoft PowerPoint and Google Slides are used to create presentations to persuade, inform, and teach an audience. At home, work, or school, you may create a presentation to share pictures, report progress, teach new skills, or provide information. In this course, we will discuss what a presentation is, the different word processing programs available, and some of the most common presentation tools. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 16 & 23 (Wednesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Tech4You: Mobile Device Basics

Are you new to the world of mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers? If you are new to mobile devices and don’t know where to start, this course may be helpful to you! We will look at Android and Apple devices and some of the features, benefits, and security of owning and using a mobile device.

Dates & Time:

December 6 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Circle Events

Join our Sharing Circle

Good Learning Anywhere would like to invite you to our LIVE ONLINE Sharing Circle on Monday, September 19th @ 10:30 am EST. Our guest will be Candace Esquimaux. In this session, we will be having a cooking lesson in Zoom.

Everyone is welcome! Bring a friend!

Dates & Time:

September 19 (Monday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Zoom (LIVE Classes)

Beading Circle
Join GLA’s live online Beading Circle. The Beading Circle provides you with some time to make virtual connections and socialize with other artists and crafters. Share your work, offer information on your artistic experience, or just hang out and be in the moment. Note: To join, please e-mail julie@shlc.ca to receive the link to these 1-hour Zoom sessions. You do not have to register with GLA to attend.
 

Dates & Time:

September 23 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

October 28 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

November 25 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

December 16 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Learning System: Zoom (LIVE Classes)

Writing Circle
Come join our GLA Writing Circle and practice your writing skills, share your writing with others, and learn some writing tips, all in a supportive, creative environment. Note: To join, please e-mail nida@shlc.ca to receive the link to these 1-hour Zoom sessions. You do not have to register with GLA to attend.
 

Dates & Time:

September 26 (Monday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

October 17 (Monday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

November 21 (Monday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

December 12 (Monday) – 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM EST

Learning System: Zoom (LIVE Classes)

Indigenous Culture

Understanding Truth and Reconciliation

What is the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada? Why was it created? And what are the 94 calls to action? These are just some of the questions we will examine in this course. We will also discuss how we can promote understanding of the calls to action. Note: This is a 3-session Course.

Dates & Time:

November 22 & 29 and December 6 (Tuesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Land and Legend: Indigenous Crafts and Food

Come join us for this 3 session live course as we explore Indigenous crafts and cooking. Learn about the teachings behind the delicious Three Sisters Soup and how to create a beaded corncob keychain. A list of materials that are used will be sent out before the class if you want to participate during the class. Materials are not supplied by GLA. Note: This is a LIVE 3-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 4, 11 & 18 (Tuesdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Healthy Living: The Benefits of Time Outdoors

This course will introduce you to what many of us already know deep within ourselves – spending time outside in nature is good for us, and something that we all need. Many cultures around the world share this knowledge. Learn what shinrin-yoku (forest bathing) is and the health benefits it gives us. Discover the importance of connecting with nature in Indigenous culture here in Canada. You will learn how to incorporate this into your everyday life, wherever you live. And finally, you will learn how to find a certified forest therapy guide in your area, or even become one yourself!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Exploring Wampum Belts

Wampum Belts have played an important part in Indigenous and Canadian history. Join us in this course as we look at the design, use, and importance of the Wampum belts in the Haudenosaunee tradition. 

Dates & Time:

November 2 & 9 (Wednesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Pow Wow Protocols, Etiquette and More

Have you ever wondered what a Pow Wow is? Or if Non-Indigenous persons can attend? Maybe you want to know what to do once you are there. This course will provide you with the history of the Pow Wow, the types of Pow Wows, the dancers, and the rules of the “arena” as well as important Pow Wow etiquette. Note: This is a Live 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

September 27 & October 4 (Tuesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Seven Teachings / Seven Fires

Teachings in Indigenous cultures have been handed down generation after generation. They are often ways of teaching us lessons. In this course, we will look at The Seven Teachings and The Seven Fires. These teachings can guide us in how we respond to the world around us and to one another. Join us as we explore these two very important teachings of the Anishinabek. This is a 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 10 & 17 (Thursdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Anishinaabemowin Basics

A starter course for people looking to begin their learning journey with the Anishinaabe language. This course aims to introduce you to Anishinaabemowin sounds and syllables, and basic vocabulary.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Indigenous Peoples of Canada

Indigenous people are part of the founding nations of the country we now call Canada.  They make up close to 5% of Canada’s population. The aim of this course is to offer you some knowledge about Indigenous People of Canada.  It is hoped that the information shared here offers you a better understanding of why it is important to learn about and celebrate Indigenous cultural traditions and history.  

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Four Directions Parenting

The Medicine Wheel calls for balance in all areas of our life: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual. This view of balance can also be used in parenting. Children don’t come with instruction manuals but parents can educate themselves on how to parent the way they want to. Using the teachings of the Medicine Wheel, this course will help us find our balance and help us find peace and harmony in our parenting skills and abilities.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Métis Culture

This is an introduction to the history and culture of Canada’s Métis Citizens. In this course, we explore a number of aspects such as who are the Métis and what is their connection to both First Nations and European roots. We will also discuss Métis history, languages, and traditions. This course gives a concise look at the visible and invisible aspects of a culture born in Canada.

Dates & Time:

November 2 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Exploring How Things Came to Be: Understanding Traditional Stories

Join us as we read, listen, and follow along with traditional Indigenous stories from across Canada. This course has audio and interactive questions to help increase tour reading and understanding skills.

Start Date: Register today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Anishinaabe
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore the traditional beliefs, practices, and spirituality of the Anishinaabe through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates and Time:

October 5 (Wednesday) – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Haudenosaunee
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore the traditional beliefs, practices, and spirituality of the Haudenosaunee through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

October 12 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: The Mushkegowuk
Would you like to learn about First Nations culture in Ontario? Join us as we explore the traditional beliefs, practices, and spirituality of the Mushkegowuk through presentations, videos and discussions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates and Times:

October 19 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Exploring FN Cultures: Misconceptions & Stereotypes
There are many misconceptions and stereotypes about First Nations Culture. Join us as we use presentations, videos, and discussions to identify and break these down. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

October 26 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Woodland Art and Artists

Do you know the work of a Woodland Artist? Norval Morrisseau, through his unique approach to painting, brought recognition to Indigenous art and culture. We will introduce you to the work of this great Canadian artist, as well as the work of 4 others. Like Morrisseau, Daphne Odjig, Jackson Beardy, Carl Ray, and Eddie Cobiness turned to their Indigenous roots and traditional knowledge to paint bold, eye-catching images that tell the story of the Ojibwa in a unique way. Note: 

Dates & Time:

September 28 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Employment

Explore Careers in Mining

Join us as we explore careers in mining. We will look at different jobs within the mining industry, as well as the education and training you need, opportunities, and the wages you might expect. This is a two-hour live class that will dig more deeply into jobs in mining.

Dates & Time:

October 6 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Explore Careers in Retail

Join us as we explore careers in retail. You might be surprised to learn there are lots of ways to sell products and services outside of brick-and-mortar stores. We will go over the required education, training, opportunities, and wages you might expect within this industry. This is a two-hour live class that will help you buy into jobs in the retail industry.

Dates & Time:

October 20 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Explore Careers in Manufacturing

Join us as we explore careers in Manufacturing; you won’t believe how many there are! We’ll look at different types of manufacturing and we’ll talk about the education you need and what you may typically earn for jobs in the industry. This is a two-hour live class that’s going to make you think!

Dates & Time:

October 27 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Be Your Own Boss: Introduction to Small Business

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Join us as we create a Busines Plan for your business. We will discuss why a business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner and learn what key elements are considered essential in a Business Plan. This course is offered in partnership with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 18 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Be Your Own Boss: Creating a Business Plan

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Join us as we create a Busines Plan for your business. We will discuss why a business plan is a valuable tool for every business owner and learn what key elements are considered essential in a Business Plan. This course is offered in partnership with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 25 and November 1 (Tuesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

AZ/DZ 1: Explore a Career in Commercial Truck Driving

In the first part of our AZ/DZ Commercial Truck Driver s series, you will learn about the different types of trucking licences, equipment and jobs that are available for commercial truck drivers.  This course will help you decide if a trucking career is for you, and give you a chance to explore the possibilities.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

AZ/DZ 2: Getting Your Commercial Truck Drivers License

In the second part of our AZ/DZ Commercial Truck Driver s series, you ll learn about the steps you need to take to get your commercial license.  This course will help you prepare for the written knowledge test and give you a better understanding of some of the specific requirements of the job such as logbooks, inspections, and more.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Numeracy at Work 1: Working with Money

This course is the first in our Numeracy at Work series, based on curriculum from the ONLC. There are many careers and situations where you need to have good skills with using money. This course uses cashier examples. This course should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Numeracy at Work 2: Working with Measurement

This course is the second in our Numeracy at Work series, based on curriculum from the ONLC. There are many careers and situations where you need to have good skills with using measurement. This course uses carpentry examples. This course should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Numeracy at Work 3: Working with Ratios and Proportions

This course is the third in our Numeracy at Work series, based on curriculum from the ONLC. There are many careers and situations where you need to have good skills in using ratios and proportions. This course uses cook and baker examples. This course should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Numeracy at Work 4: Working with Fractions

This course is the fourth in our Numeracy at Work series, based on curriculum from the ONLC. There are many careers and situations where you need to have good skills working with fractions. This course uses a plumber as an example. This course should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Numeracy at Work 5: Working with Height, Weight and Distance

This is the fifth course in our Numeracy at Work series, based on curriculum from the ONLC. There are many careers and situations where you need to have good skills in calculating height, weight, and distance. This course uses truck driving as an example. This course should take approximately 25 hours to complete.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Workplace Writing

This course is intended to help you familiarize yourself with the basic and essential concepts of workplace writing.  It covers the fundamentals of writing business forms, notes, short memos, directions, business letters, meeting documents and reports.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Employment Basics Course Bundle

In this course bundle, learners will have access to three courses: Customer Service, Ready For Work, and Office Administration Essential Skills.

These three courses are excellent options for those returning to work and are looking for a bundle of courses to help them prepare. We hope this makes course selection somewhat easier. As the province of Ontario continues to open up, there is still a lot of stress and anxiety about what the new normal might look like. These courses will reinforce the general skills and requirements to make the transition back to work as easy as possible.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Gearing Up for an Apprenticeship

Have you ever thought about becoming an apprentice? This course will go over what an apprenticeship is, the different kinds of apprenticeships (industrial/construction/motive power/service) as well as explore Women in Trades. We will also go over the steps that it takes to go through an apprenticeship (time/money/school/work). By the end, you will have a better understanding of the government financial aid available to assist you during the apprenticeship process.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Customer Service

Customer service is VERY much alive. There are actually very few jobs that don’t require customer service skills! This short course will explore the most valuable customer service skills such as communication skills, coping with stress at work, time management, positivity and conflict resolution.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Office Administration Essential Skills

Are you interested in working in an office? Working in an office is an exciting job with a variety of tasks! This Short course will explore the communication skills, customer service skills and computer skills that you need to be successful in an office Administration job. We will discuss how confidentiality is an important part of working with customers!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Becoming a Volunteer

Volunteering in your community is a great way to be involved and gain experience! This short course will help you learn about yourself, explore what volunteer activities would be keeping with your interests and goals, as well as a way to practice skills you will need in a volunteer or work placement position.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Ready For Work

Are you looking at applying for your first job or returning to work? This short course will talk about your rights and responsibilities as an employee, time management, work ethics, lateral violence and more!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Tips and Tricks for Online Job Applications

​**New Fall 2021**  Applying for a job online can sometimes be a bit frustrating and overwhelming. In this course, we will go over some tips and tricks to make your online job applications go more smoothly. We will review how to prepare a “digital resume” and even show you a few sites to upload it! We will talk about employment tests and online interview dos and don’ts. This course will help you feel more confident when applying for jobs online.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Independence

Goal Setting
In this class, learners will understand how goal setting gives purpose and direction to our lives. These goals provide the pathway to get from one place to another. By setting goals and having a plan we are able to stay motivated and stay focused in order to achieve our goals.
 

Dates & Time:

September 20 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Communications
Communicating well with others is one of the most important life skills! Good communication skills allow you to understand and be understood by others. Learn tips to improve your communication skills! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

September 21 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Attitudes & Thoughts
Our lives are influenced by our attitudes and thoughts. In this session, we will look at how negative thinking can be turned to positive thoughts! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

September 22 (Thursday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Time Management
An important tool for being productive and reducing stress is time management! It also allows us to make sure there is time left in our days for things that are important to us. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

September 22 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem
Each person has been given special gifts that make them unique. Join us we learn to recognize these gifts and how to build positive self-images! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

September 27 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Transitions and Decision Making
The only constant in life is: change! Change and the decisions we make can have a negative and positive impact on our lives. Together we will look at ways to handle change and make positive decisions.
 

Dates & Time:

September 28 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Big Blue Button (LIVE Classes)

Mental Wellness

**New Fall 2021** This Moodle course is for everyone! We can always learn more about ways to improve our mental wellness. It is not about feeling happy all the time – it is about managing well in our daily lives, no matter what is going on. Explore the five ways to well-being, physical wellness, tips for managing stress, social wellness, and self-care.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Healthy Living Course Bundle

In this course bundle, learners will have access to three courses: Mindfulness Matters, Health Literacy Basics and Get a Jump on Healthy Living.

Health information can be very complicated and difficult to understand especially during stressful situations. As the province of Ontario continues to open up, there is still a lot of stress and anxiety about what the new normal might look like. These courses will help reduce stress through mindfulness, nutrition, and tips for healthy living.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Medical Terminology and Body Systems

This is a 3 part course that aims to help learners familiarize themselves with medical terms, body systems, and professional skills needed for work in a healthcare setting. Part 1 focuses on medical terminology, abbreviations, body structure, and specific body systems. Part 2 explores more body systems including the cardiovascular and digestive systems. Part 3 includes lessons on communication, problem-solving, professional conduct and skills, as well as workplace diversity in the health field.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Real World Skills #1

This course is designed for students at a beginning reading level. Real-World Skills #1 takes learners through what a good resumé looks like, searching for a job, getting ready for an interview, filling out a job application, learning what an employer expects, and how to have great customer service skills.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Real World Skills #2

This course continues where Real World Skills #1 left off and covers more about skills you need on the job. This course talks about workplace rights, how to communicate at work, understanding your work schedule and pay stub, how to create a simple budget and how to work with others. This course is designed for learners at a beginning reading level.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Parenting & Child Development

This 2 part course offers learners information on the healthy development of children as well as parenting roles & responsibilities. Lessons aim to help parents understand various parenting styles, cultural diversity in parenting and look in-depth into the various childhood stages, exploring individual needs, developmental stages. Course content also explores health issues and safety related to raising and caring for children.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Back to Basics: Introduction to Writing

Writing is a part of your everyday life. Sending texts, writing a note, or journalling all require basic writing skills. Key topics included in this course are understanding parts of a sentence, basic grammar, punctuation, and descriptive paragraphs.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Tools and Rules for Better Spelling

**New Fall 2021** Affect or effect? Have you ever had to think about which one to use? This course will help you become a better speller by reviewing spelling rules and knowing which to, too, or two to use!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Smart About Money: Spending and Saving

Do you ever wish you knew more about managing your money? This course explores spending and saving with many tips and lots of advice on how to spend less and save more!

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Raising Our Voices: An Introduction to Podcasting

Podcasts are similar to talk radio. They are a popular way to access informative and entertaining content from all over the world. Join us as we explain what podcasts are and how they can benefit community building, education, advocacy, and more. In this course, you will also learn how to find and access content you may enjoy and discuss how they are made in case you wish to try podcasting yourself one day.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Personal Health & Wellness

Are you knowledgeable about what it means to be healthy? What does your body need to maintain good health? This course explores topics on nutrition, dietary guidelines, and physical fitness. The lessons aim to help you understand what it means to be healthy and explore how your choices can affect your health and wellness. The course also includes Canadian web links to useful information for staying healthy.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Digital Photography

This 3 part course is intended as a practical guide to help you understand the skills required to achieve success in photography careers. It will cover various topics in photography, such as the history of photography, types of photography, types of camera, etc. It also covers lessons on exposure settings, portrait photography, retouching photographs, evaluating photographs and creating a photography portfolio.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Essential Skills

Math Essential Skills

This course introduces learners to whole number concepts of addition and subtraction. Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life that provide the foundation for learning all other skills. Units include Understanding Whole Numbers, Addition & Subtraction, Greater than, Equal too, Introduction to Place Values, Reading and Writing Numbers in Word Form, Adding & Subtracting Multi-Digit Numbers.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Reading Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills. In this independent learning course, you will focus on reading strategies for messages, letters, and reports. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Writing Essential Skills

Essential Skills are the skills needed for work, learning and life. They provide the foundation for learning all other skills. In this independent learning course, you will focus on writing strategies to complete notes, short memos, directions and reports. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Spellzone

Spellzone is an online spelling resource. It unlocks the mastery of English spelling and is adaptable for all abilities. Completion of the Spelling Abilities Test creates a personal learning pathway just for you. This pathway is completed at your own pace through regular access. Entertaining activities and word lists also help to improve your spelling skills.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Spellzone

Preparation for Credit and Post-Secondary

Write an Essay

This course is designed for the learner who is preparing for postsecondary programs. Learn the basic skills for essay writing by breaking it down into stages. Key topics covered are brainstorming, essay structure, paragraphs, thesis statements, and editing.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Computing for Careers and College

This course is intended to help learners understand how a computer operates and the skills you need to work with one.  The course will cover basic computing information and internet use for people entering careers and post secondary schooling. You are able to progress through this course at your own pace. Your mentor will be available to follow your progress and answer any questions.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

GED Prep - Math, Reading & Language Arts, Science

This independent learning course is for you if you are preparing to write your GED or take a GED prep course. Math, Reading, Language Arts and Science are available.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Math

This 3 part course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. This course covers information and lessons on algebra. Lessons include factors & multiples, exponential expression, statistics, absolute values, binomials & monomials, and solving equations.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Reading

This course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course has six units with approximately 6-8 lessons per unit. The course covers Fundamental Reading, Writing and Vocabulary Strategies, Engaging with Authors, and Developing Vocabulary. Units include: Unit 1: Comprehending Informational Texts; Unit 2: Analyzing and Interpreting Informational Texts; Unit 3: Informational Texts – Essays; Unit 4: Analyzing, Synthesizing, and Presenting Ideas.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Biology

This 2 part course is intended to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. Some lessons include Chemical Nature of Biology; Building Molecules of LIfe; Enzymes; Meiosis in Life Cycles. Units include Unit 1: Nature of Life, Unit 2: The Chemistry of the Cell, Unit 3: Cell Structures and Functions, Unit 4: Descriptive Genetics, Unit 5: Molecular Genetics, Unit 6: Evolution.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Chemistry

This 2 part course aims to prepare you for college programs related to chemistry. Part 1 focuses on the Periodic table, matter and atoms, and chemical reactions. Part 2 focuses on chemical equilibrium, acids, and bases among other topics.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Science - Physics

This course is intended to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course consists of a variety of lessons to improve your knowledge and understanding in the subject of physics. Units include: Unit 1: Physics and Motion, Unit 2: Newton s Laws, Unit 3: Energy and Momentum, Unit 4: Waves, Unit 5: Electric and Magnetic Forces, Unit 6: Electric Circuits.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Writing

This course is intended to help you gain the knowledge and skills required in preparation for College studies. The course consists of a variety of lessons to improve grammar and composition. Units include: Unit 1: Structure of Sentences 1; Unit 2: Structure of Sentences 2; Unit 3: Writing Strategies 1; Unit 4: Writing Strategies 2.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Ready for College: Writing - Business Focus

This course is intended to help you gain knowledge and skills required in preparation for college studies in the field of office administration. Units include: Unit 1: Workplace Documents, Unit 2: Design Elements, Visual Aids, and Speaking Skills, Unit 3: Meetings, Teamwork, and Ethics in the Workplace, Unit 4: Searching for the Right Job.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Independent Courses)

Short Courses – Moodle

Healthcare Worker Essential Skills

Do you enjoy working with people and are interested in a career in the health field? If so, a career as a Healthcare Worker may be for you. This course will explore the education and training that you will need to become a Healthcare Worker and where you can get it. We will do tasks around the Essential Skills that are needed for the job. By the end of the course, you will understand what it takes to become a Healthcare Worker and if it’s the right choice for you!

Start Date: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Health Literacy Basics

Most Ontario residents have low health literacy. Health information can be very complicated and hard to understand, especially during stressful situations. Health literacy refers to the set of skills people need to find, understand, and use information to maintain good health. In this course, learn more about what health literacy is, why it s important, who is at risk, preventative services, how to increase your health literacy, and more!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Every Day is Earth Day

*Revised Winter 2022* Earth Day is officially celebrated each year on April 22nd, but really, EVERY day is Earth Day! This is an introduction to global warming and climate change. Learn what these terms mean, their effects and what YOU can do to help. Now, more than ever, we need to increase awareness and take action to protect our planet. Taking this course is a great first step!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Get a Jump on Healthy Living

Bimaadiziwin “The Good Life”​ – Jumpstart a healthy lifestyle! Join us as we explore ways to rejuvenate our lifestyle habits. Get tips on reducing stress levels through mindfulness and nutrition as well as getting tips on grooming and personal hygiene. Come along as we launch into a time of self-exploration and create a unique self-care plan for health and wellness!

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

G1 Drivers Test - Preparing to Write the Test

To become a licensed driver in Ontario, you must pass a written test. Take this course to learn about the rules of the road, how to identify traffic signs and the types of questions on the test. This course also includes practice tests for you to try.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Food For Thought

Food plays a vital role in our lives and in our cultures. Even though it is a part of our daily life, it is a very complex topic. Costs, availability, traditions, and nutrition are just some of the factors that complicate our relationship with food. In this course, you’ll be introduced to food security, what it means, and how to combat it. You’ll also learn about pantry basics, supermarket setups, budget-friendly recipes, and more!

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Mindfulness Matters

Mindfulness is for everyone. It doesn’t matter how old you are, what your physical ability is, if you’re religious or not, it can benefit you! In this introductory course, we learn what mindfulness is, why it is important, and start practising some simple and easy techniques that will help you cope with stress and create some calm space in your mind.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to WHMIS

Hazardous products can be found in nearly all homes and workplaces. The goal of WHMIS training is to protect workers from chemical hazards in the workplace. WHMIS is a great addition to anyone’s resume. This Moodle course goes over What the WHMIS is, Who should take it, and an overview of the course and options to get it.

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Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Food Safety

This course is designed, by Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC), as a preparation and study companion for learners interested in obtaining the Food Handlers certification in Ontario. Food Handling is part of many jobs and having the certification can be a great addition to your resumé. This Moodle course goes over who needs the Food Handler certification, how to properly cook and handle food, what foodborne illness is, and an introduction to some Indigenous cooks, restaurants, and more!

 
Note: This is a preparatory course that will help you prepare for the Food Handlers certification course and exam. You will NOT receive a Food Handlers Certification from this course. 
 
Upon completion of this course, learners may be eligible to have their Food Handler Certification course and exam covered by GLA.  
 
**Coverage is not guaranteed. We have a limited number of spots available per year.**

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Is Smart Serve Right For You?

Are you thinking about a job or career in the Food and Beverage Industry, but don’t know if you need Smart Serve? This course is designed, by Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC), as a preparation and study companion for learners interested in obtaining the Smart Serve certification in Ontario. This course offers a look at what Smart Serve is, who needs it, and what steps to follow in order to keep employees and the public safe and informed. It also introduces learners to some different avenues, Indigenous performers on the rise, and popular Indigenous restaurants.

 
Note: This is a preparatory course that will help you prepare for the Smart Serve certification course and exam. You will NOT receive a Smart Serve Certification from this course. 
 
Upon completion of this course, learners may be eligible to have their Smart Serve Certification course and exam covered by GLA.  
 
**Coverage is not guaranteed. We have a limited number of spots available per year.**

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Career Introduction Courses

View Available Courses

Good Learning Anywhere offers a variety of career introduction courses. These are great for those looking for a new career or possibly a career change. You can learn more about these by viewing our course catalogue.

  • Accounting
  • Career Explorations
  • Computing for Careers and College
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Photography
  • Essential Career Skills
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Introduction to Veterinary Science
  • Medical Terminology & Body Systems
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Website Creation as a Career