Adulting 101

According to Urban Dictionary, Adulting is in fact a verb… Adulting is the act of “doing grown up things and holding responsibilities such as, a 9-5 job, a mortgage/rent, a car payment, or anything else that makes one think of grownups” So why don’t they teach you the in’s and out’s of being an ‘adult’ in school? Sure, we know we have to pay bills on time, buy a house, and balance a job / volunteer all while maintaining a social life. So how does one go about adulting properly? That’s where the YPA comes in. Our new Adulting 101 series will teach you everything from raising your credit score, managing your money, perfecting your ‘young professional’ image, to mastering the art of picking the perfect bottle of wine for under $10.

Adulting 101 is our monthly workshop series delivered by local experts and young professionals to help address our most dire questions / concerns. The series is free for YPA members. We need your help! As a young professional, what topics would you like to see? Let us know!

Adulting 101 Workshops

First Time Home Buyers Panel

Presented by: Tristan Ritchie (Sales Representative with Coldwell Banker Charles Marsh Real Estate), Josh Dumencu (Mortgage Agent with Neighbourhood Dominion Lending Centre), Laura Voltti (Account Manager, Municipal Property Assessment Corporation), and Amy Best (Lawyer, Best Law Offices).

From getting pre-approved for financing to viewing homes, making an offer and closing the deal, our panelists will walk you through the basics of the home buying process from start to finish. We’ve assembled a panel whose members can each shed light on each step of the home buying process and answer questions you may have.

THURDSDAY, APRIL 6th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ NORCAT – 1545 MALEY DRIVE

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Cash Flow & Risk Management 

Presented by: Jordan Richardson

Do you truly understand your cash flow? Have you stopped to think about what happens if that cash flow suddenly stops? Join Jordan Richardson, Director of Business Development/Financial Security Advisor/Investment Representative for this Adulting 101 workshop to talk about your cash flow and risk management.

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Stress and Burnout in the workplace: Improve your health, improve your productivity

Presented by: Kallie Doucette

Do you have a hard time focusing? Are you tired?  Feeling overwhelmed? Do you crave sweets and caffeine? Are you getting sick frequently? Can’t seem to lose that muffin top? Chronic stress and overwork combined with not enough self-care or rest can lead to adrenal fatigue. No matter how much you have invested in your work, your health is your greatest asset. In this session of Adulting 101 Dr. Doucette will discuss strategies to improve energy, mental clarity, sleep, and reduce stress to help you achieve success at work.

Past Adulting 101 Workshops

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Carrying & Presenting Yourself in Business

Presented by: Christine Baptista

Do networking events make you uncomfortable?  Have you avoided introducing yourself to a key business contact because you’re afraid you’ll stick your foot in your mouth?  Do you avoid speaking up in meetings when all eyes are on you?  In the ever-changing world of business, the one thing that is sure to get you that partnership, sale, or contract is the impression people have of you.  You need to ensure it’s the best one possible.  This Adulting 101 event will give you some tips and tricks to analyze how you carry yourself in different scenarios so that you can ensure you’re letting your best self shine through.

Thursday, January 12th – 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. @ NORCAT – 1545 Maley Drive

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How to Retire a Millionaire: Strategies for Young Professionals

Presented by: Avinash Srivastava

A collection of concepts for Young Professionals designed help grow wealth through various financial planning strategies that reduce taxes, increase cash flow and enhance investment returns.

Thursday, February 9th – 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. @ Investors Group – 144 Pine Street, #101

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How to Dominate your Tax Return like a Pro

Presented by: Trevor Lalonde

This workshop will:

  • Provide a brief overview on how the Canadian Tax System works
  • Describe what deductions and credits are available
  • Compare and contrast RRSP/TFSA/RESP/RDSP
  • Teach you how to converse with the CRA
  • Discuss pros and cons of incorporation for business owners

Thursday, March 9th – 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ NORCAT – 1545 Maley Drive