Courses

There are three ways to take a course from Good Learning Anywhere

Join a LIVE class with learners from across Ontario.

Students in these courses can log in and participate at set times.

Click here to join our OPEN HOUSE (Every other Monday @ 1:30 PM EST). No registration required. Starting Monday, January 25, 2021.

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Take an independent study course.

These courses have no scheduled classes, so learners can progress through materials at their own pace. Course materials are available online every day, any time.

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Take a short course.

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 – 2021

Introduction to Gender Issues

This 2-hour live course will define Gender Issues and discuss why understanding gender and its impacts on everyday living for various groups are important. We will explore Gender Issues in work, education, health and community, barriers, and progress and will address some myths and facts on topics such as LGBTQ2IA+ groups and feminism. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates & Time:

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

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Land and Legends: Indigenous Crafts and Cooking

***New Fall 2021 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 6 – 20 (Wednesdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Mental Wellness at Work Series

***New Fall 2021 Working from home or returning to the workplace can be stressful. In this two-part live series, we will talk about occupational mental health and some tips to achieve a work/life balance. Come learn about ergonomics, how to ask for help, your rights at work, and supports available to you as an employee. This is a Live 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 18 – 25 (Mondays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Travel Literacy

***New Fall 2021 What sets a traveler apart from a tourist? Join us in this two-part live session and learn about travel literacy. Together we will explore some highlights in Ontario, estimate mileage and travel costs. Our instructor will share some safety tips, how to use a map, and useful apps to try. We hope you will join us on this virtual journey! Note: This is a Live 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 19 – 26 (Tuesdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Pow Wow Protocols, Etiquette and More

***New Fall 2021 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:

October 21 – 28 (Thursdays) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Write Your Story

***New Fall 2021 This course is intended to inspire you to write the story you always wanted to write – that one part of your life experiences you need to tell. You will start with the thoughts and desires of writing your story that is there in your head. Then we will move to build your story, one step at a time. This course is intended to start you on your personal story writing journey. Note: This is a LIVE 3-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 2 – 16 (Tuesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Explore Careers in Aviation

Join us as we explore careers in Aviation; there may even be a few you’ve never heard of! We’ll look at the areas that make up the aviation industry 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 just fly by!

Dates & Time:

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

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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 5 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 19 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 26 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Anishinaabemowin Basics

*New Fall 2021* 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)

AZ/DZ: Getting Your Commercial Truck Drivers License

**New Fall 2021** Are you interested in a career in trucking? Learn about the different types of trucking licenses and the steps you need to take to get your commercial license. This course will help you decide what type of trucking career you would like and help you prepare for the written knowledge test.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Back to Basics: Introduction to Writing

**New Fall 2021** 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.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

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)

Raising Our Voices: An Introduction to Podcasting

**New Fall 2021**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.

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)

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)

Sharing Circle

Join our Sharing Circle

Join GLA staff and fellow learners as we open our LIVE sessions to others in our communities! Topics will be announced closer to the date but may include cultural teachings and special events.  Note: this is a LIVE 2-hour session.

Dates & Time:

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

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

New to Online Learning

Introduction to Online Learning

This LIVE 2-hour class will introduce you to Adobe Connect. It is used for our LIVE classes and we will explore the tools and many ways to communicate with others! We will also look at the other online learning options with Good Learning Anywhere to help you find the online learning option that works best for you! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class. Please sign up for one only.

 

Dates & Time:

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

September 29 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

November 4 (Thursday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

Indigenous Culture

Beading Circle
Come Join GLA’s live online Beading Circle.  The Beading Circle will provide you with some time to make virtual connections and socialize with other artists and crafters.  You can share your work, offer information on your artistic experience or just hang out to be in the moment. Note: To Join, please email julie@siouxhudsonliteracy.com to receive the link to these 1-hour zoom sessions. You do not have to register with GLA to attend. 
 

Dates & Time:

September 24 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

October 29 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

November 26 (Friday) – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Zoom (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:

October 1 & 7 (Thursdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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)

Exploring How Things Came to Be: Understanding Traditional Stories

*New Spring/Summer 2021* 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)

Introduction to Métis Culture

This is a two-part introduction to the history and culture of Canada’s Metis 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 Metis history, languages, traditions. This course gives a concise look at the visible and invisible aspects of a culture born in Canada. This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 5 – 12 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Anishinaabemowin for Absolute Beginners (Video Recordings)
Anishinaabemowin for Absolute Beginners was initially taught as a LIVE class in the Fall of 2020. This Moodle course holds the 10 recordings of the lessons.  The course was developed and instructed by Barb Nolan who has been sharing her knowledge of the Anishinaabe language for over 50 years.
 

Dates: 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: October 27 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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: November 10 (Wednesday)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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:

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

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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:

November 17 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.

Dates & Time:

November 4 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Employment

Be Your Own Boss: Introduction to Small Business

Have you ever thought about starting your own business? Join us as we explore the skills that you already have, and learn new tasks involved in action planning, record keeping, and marketing! This course is offered in partnership with PARO Centre for Women’s Enterprise. This is a LIVE 2-hour class

Dates & Time:

October 14 (Thursday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Be Your Own Boss: Create 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. This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 21 & 28 (Thursdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Employment Basics Course Bundle

In this course bundle, learners will have access to three courses: Customer Service, Ready For Work, and Essential Career 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) and Edmentum (Plato – Independent 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)

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.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Tech4Work: Creating Documents

Posters, lists, sign-up sheets, resumes, and newsletters, are all examples of documents that can be created using a word processing program. In this course, we will learn the basics of how to use these programs and how to create great-looking documents in Google Docs. Gmail account required. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates: October 7 & 14 (Thursdays)

Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Creating Presentations

Presentations can be used to persuade or inform your audience! Sign up for this course to learn how to use Google Presentations (similar to PowerPoint) to create great-looking presentations. Gmail Account Required. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 3 & 10 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Using Mobile Devices

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 the basic features and benefits. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour course.

Dates & Time:

November 30 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Tech4Work: Managing Your Computer Files

We are dealing with more digital information than ever before! Being able to find this information is important. We will look at tips and tricks to organize your files on your computer or in the cloud. Note: This is a Live 2-hour class.

Dates & Time:

December 7 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creating a Resumé

Do you need to create a resumé? Does your resumé need an update? Join us as we explore resumé templates, identify basic resumé sections and get you started on creating your own resumé using Google Docs. Participants should have a Gmail Account. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 2 & 9 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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)

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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

Independence

Facts, Fluff and Fake News: Making Sense of the Internet

Do you find yourself having difficulty figuring out what is what on the Internet? This course can help! In this 2-part course, we look at tools to build our media literacy. We will give tips on how to spot bad information, determine bias, and do simple fact checks as well as examine what role we play as social media users. This course is designed to take the stress out of looking for information online and can help you become more comfortable in information seeking for all your needs. This is a 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 24 & December 1 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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)

Get Started with Social Media

Tweets, snaps, hashtags, and posts. What are they? What does it all mean? Find out in our Social Media Basics course where we’ll introduce you to Twitter, Snapchat, Instagram, and Facebook. Social media gives you a way to connect with people close to home or around the world. It lets you share your special moments with friends and gives you a way to share your thoughts on issues you think are important. Being on social media can be just for fun but it’s important to stay safe while you’re having fun so we’ll teach you the basics of digital identity and safety, too.

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)

The Third Side: Conflict and Resolution

There are two sides to every argument but together we can find the third side and resolve conflicts. This course will teach you to see things from other people’s viewpoints. Conflicts happen at home, in your community, at work, and at school. In this course, we will discover communication styles, how to become more assertive and discover win-win solutions to everyday conflicts. This is a 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 1 (Friday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creating a Personal Budget

Do you have a personal budget in place to manage your money? If not, this course is for you! Creating a personal budget can help you track your spending habits, and make decisions on how and where to spend your money. Whether your goal is to buy a new snow machine, save money for school, or set aside money for some fun – creating a budget can help you work towards it. Join us as we create a budget together! This is a 3 – session course.

Dates & Time:

November 18 – December 2 (Thursdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

First Aid Essential Skills: Heart Attacks & Strokes
If someone you were with was having a heart attack or stroke – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common-sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class
 

Dates & Time:

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

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

First Aid Essential Skills: Head & Back Injuries
If someone you were with injured their head or back – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common-sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

November 23 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

First Aid Essential Skills: Breathing & Wounds
If someone you were with was choking or seriously wounded – would you know what to do? This LIVE course is taught by GLA instructor Holly, a former paramedic in Northern Ontario. Her many years of experience with emergency care and education give her a common sense approach. This course will introduce you to Basic First Aid concepts and How to become First Aid/CPR Certified. This IS NOT a First Aid Certification course. Clients will get a certificate of participation for this online course. Note: This is a LIVE 2 hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

November 30 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Price Matching
There’s an App for that! There are many tools that we can use to compare prices and use the information to make good decisions! We will look at options for price matching and how to pay the lowest price! Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

October 27 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Picture This!

Join us as GLA goes on a scavenger hunt! In the first live session, we will take a look at tips and tricks to get some great pictures with your phone or digital camera! Then, you’ll have a week to go out and take photos of the items on our secret list, and send them to the instructor. We will meet online again to hear about the stories and adventures behind the photos! Participants will need access to a phone with a camera or a digital camera. GLA does not supply these. This is a 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

December 1 & 8 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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 22 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 22 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 23 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 to make positive decisions. Note: This is a LIVE 2-hour class.
 

Dates & Time:

December 7 (Tuesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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:

November 18 (Thursday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (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 29 (Wednesday) 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Creative Writing: Ready, Set, Write

Come join us as we experiment with writing and build our confidence by putting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard!). Together, through the use of creative writing activities based on subjects you know, care about, and feel about, we will get ideas flowing. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

October 6 – 20 (Wednesdays) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

Preparing for a Zombie Apocalypse

…and real emergencies too!!! So what do you need to do before zombies attack…or ice storms, floods or forest fires actually happen? Natural and man-made disasters are becoming increasingly widespread throughout Ontario. We don’t think they will happen to us, but they do. Learn to be prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse and real emergencies too. Note: This is a LIVE 2-session course.

Dates & Time:

November 17 & 24 (Wednesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

Computing for Careers

This is a 3 level course that aims to help learners improve their computer literacy skills. Level 1 covers basic computing information and internet use. Level 2 offers knowledge in using specific computer software such as word processing, spreadsheets and presentations and databases. Level 3 includes information about computer networks, portable devices and computer troubleshooting. You are able to choose the level that fits your needs and progress through the content at your own pace. Regular access will keep your account active.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – 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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

Music Appreciation

This course is intended as a practical, hands-on guide to help you understand, discuss, and appreciate music more knowledgeably. You will explore the history and evolution of music and learn about the concepts and techniques in music and music listening. You will also learn about musical instruments, famous composers and artists, and key musical genres.  

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – Independent 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 (Plato – Independent 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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

Essential Skills

Finding the Missing Puzzle Pieces - The Basics of Algebra

Do you cringe when you see letters within math equations? Do you often wonder why letters would be needed within math or why Algebra is important in the first place? Don’t worry, Algebra can be as fun as solving puzzles! This ‘Introductory to Algebra’ course may be just what you need! As you begin to understand the basics of this course, you may realize that you are already using Algebra within your everyday life or that you may use it regularly within a future career opportunity. Come join us online in this 2-hour course as we explore how to balance equations and break the ‘taboo‘ surrounding Algebra.

Dates & Time:

November 23 (Tuesday) 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM EST

Learning System: Adobe Connect (LIVE Classes)

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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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

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 (Plato – 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, solving equations.

 

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Edmentum (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – 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 (Plato – Independent Courses)

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)

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

Every Day is Earth Day!: Earth Day is officially celebrated each year on April 22nd, but really, EVERY day is Earth Day! This course 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)

Paths to Success

This resource has been developed to help guide learners through a journey of understanding themselves, their role in their family and community and how that may influence their career direction. Developing a holistic idea of who the learner is will help them identify a career path that supports them on more than a financial level. Adapted for online from an ONLC resource.

Start Date: 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!

Dates: Register Today!

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.

Dates: Register Today!

Time: Anytime

Learning System: Moodle (Short Courses)

Introduction to Food Safety

Food Handling is part of many jobs and having the certification can be a great addition to your resume. This Moodle course goes over what safe food handling is, who needs it, and an overview of the course and options to get it.

 

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 offers you a look at what Smart Serve is and who needs it. It will look at what to expect when registering, taking the online training, and completing the final exams. Finally, it will walk through the costs and how to register with Smart Serve Ontario. This is a short course offered in Moodle.

 

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
  • Culinary Arts
  • Digital Photography
  • Health Science
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Introduction to Forensics
  • Introduction to Veterinary Science
  • Medical Terminology & Body Systems
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Website Creation as a Career