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Counselling Services for York Region has created a number of workshops and certificate programs that will help prepare clients for success in high school, college, university, post-graduate studies, and career related endeavours. 

Time Management Workshop 
Designed for High School/College/University/Career-Professional Development

Learning better time management skills will help students improve their academic performance, reduce school related stress, and assist them in their future career related endeavours. The program will refer to research on strategies of time management and conscious decision-making. This program will support each student in their adjustment/change in habit and create awareness of how their time is spent or mismanaged. 

Workshop Topics: 

  • Finding Time
  • Motivation
  • Getting Started
  • Procrastination
  • Shifting Time and Assigning Time
  • Beginning Projects
  • Planning
  • Strategies 
  • Sub-dividing Goals

Total workshop cost: $250 - 1 hour
Certificate of Participation 



Certificate Programs: 
Study Skills and Memorization Certificate Program 
Designed for Students Entering High School/College/University

Learn how to successfully prepare for exams and tests.

This certificate program offers students instruction and guidance on the mechanics of studying and memorization. Regardless of their major area of study or planned study, this certificate program will help clients prepare for exams and tests with ease and confidence.

The Workshop Curriculum:

  • Discussion of exam and test anxiety
  • Relaxation strategies
  • How to obtain test information
  • Study environment
  • Note taking
  • Speed reading
  • Passive and active reading
  • Priming the brain for studying
  • Mental mapping and visual learning
  • Remembering speeches, stories and text
  • Encoding specificity
  • Maintaining Attention
  • Scientific strategies of memorization (with cited research)

Total certification cost: $250 - 1hour
Certificate of Participation

The material learned will help students better retain information in class, during their readings, and when studying. Students will develop valuable empirically validated skills that will help them become successful in their academic studies and enjoy doing so in the process.

"This workshop has helped my child in so many ways. He now enjoys studying and is less frustrated with the material. Since participating in the study skills program, his grades have improved, he has more time to enjoy his hobbies, and he's a lot happier."
Lisa Mangapani - Vaughan, Ontario

"My child went from two different people after your program. I can't begin to explain how much this means to me. I've spent thousands of dollars on tutors, but they haven't been able to bring my child to this level before. Today, she is a much stronger and well-rounded student. Our family thanks you!"
Julie K - Toronto, Ontario

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