Customized & Corporate Training

Our comprehensive list of customized training and certifications are listed below. For more information on bookings, corporate training and pricing please contact Erin Barclay at erinb@futureworx.ca or 902-843-4297


St John Ambulance FA/CPRCertificate from St. Johns Ambulance – St. John Ambulance First Aid training gives participants life-saving skills and support communities across Canada. Proceeds from their training support services for seniors, youth, the community and so much more.

OH&SCertificate from FW – Maintaining a safe and loss-free workplace means following the standards and practices, as set out in Nova Scotia’s Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations. The ability for all workers to reference the OH&S Act and Regulations is central to communicating safe acts and conditions.

WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System)Certificate from FW – WHMIS is a comprehensive system for providing health & safety information on hazardous products intended for use, handling, or storage in Canadian workplaces. This program ensures effective communication of information by having workers understand the WHMIS system, know the hazards of the products they work with, know and apply the safe work procedures specific to their jobs and tasks, & know how to respond in an emergency. Futureworx WHMIS program is aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).

Personality DimensionsCertificate from the Personality Dimensions Program – This dynamic workshop is the culmination of the research and validation work that was done in Canada over two decades to support temperament theory, and to provide an easily understood methodology for building self-awareness, self-esteem, and effective communication strategies.

NFSTP (National Food Safety Training Program)Certificate from NFSTP (National certification, valid for 5 years) – The NFSTP course will help food handlers and management in Food Service & Food Retail operations learn how to prepare and serve safe food. It will help them integrate safe food handling practices into their workplace. This course is based on standards established in the Food Retail & Food Services Regulation & Code (FRFSRC), and recommendations from Health Canada & the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA).

Dementia: Understanding the JourneyCertificate from ADODCC – ADODCC is based on the philosophy that persons with dementia have the same basic needs for security, shelter, nutrition and affection as other adults, and have the same rights to have these basic needs met. The challenge for caregivers is to meet these needs, as progressive disease symptoms cause increasing dependence. This course endeavours to meet that need with a standardized education program that enables persons caring for individuals with dementia to learn about and enhance their skills in caring for these individuals.

Palliative CareCertificate from Cancer Care Nova Scotia – This three-day workshop has been designed to enhance the care provided to palliative care patients and their families in all care settings in Nova Scotia. It provides education to all members of the interprofessional front-line care team and to students in the Practical Nursing and Continuing Care Assistant programs. This interactive program includes lectures, exercises, small and large group discussions, and the application of theory to real life scenarios.

Gentle Persuasive Approaches (GPA)Certificate from Advanced Gerontological Education (AGE) – GPA is an innovative dementia care curriculum based on a person-centred care approach. Designed for interdisciplinary point of care staff across a variety of sectors. The education session is evidence-based, interactive, and practical. The workshop guides participants to understand responsive behaviours, in order to be able to respond effectively and appropriately in a workplace setting.

Dysphagia Awareness WorkshopCertificate from NS Hearing & Speech Centre – This workshop is to raise awareness of normal swallow and dysphagia to inform, assess and be aware of ongoing care of adults with dysphagia. By the end of the awareness workshop participants will be able to:

  • Outline the normal swallow mechanism
  • Define dysphagia, aspiration and associated risks
  • Discuss responsibilities in relation to feeding those with acknowledged risk
  • Outline the descriptors, best practice guidelines & advice for managing dysphagia
  • Participate in a practical feeding session

Communications – Stroke/Neurological ConditionsCertificate from NS Hearing & Speech Centre – This workshop is centered on communication with people after a stroke or other similar neurological event. Following a stroke people often have difficulty expressing themselves or understanding others. In our workshop we talk about other ways to communicate or encourage communication with these individuals.

Generational DifferencesCertificate from FW – This workshop raises awareness of the distinctive perspectives, motivations and expectations of each generation of employees. This highly informative and eye-opening program provides substantive information and a base of useful knowledge from which your organization can develop appropriate and effective strategies and techniques for managing, motivating and retaining all of your multi-generational talent.

MHFA (Mental Health First Aid)Certificate from MHFA – This course is designed to teach participants how to recognize and help people who are displaying signs of mental health problems or who are experiencing a mental health crisis. The course does NOT train you to be a therapist, counsellor, or mental health professional. Topics include: what mental health means, signs and symptoms of common mental health problems and crisis situations, a basic model to provide Mental Health First Aid, information about effective interventions and treatments, and how to access professional help.

Bully-Free WorkplaceCertificate from NSGEU – The NSGEU Working Toward Bully-Free Workplaces program provides employee education to:

  • Define & identify bullying behaviors
  • Recognize health effects on employees
  • Understand the impact on workplaces
  • Explore personal and formal remedie
  • Assess & address risks associated with bullying behaviour
  • Recommend strategies that support sustainability and promote psychological health & safety in the workplace

Diversity in the WorkplaceCertificate from FW – This workshop is designed to increase participants’ cultural awareness, knowledge, & communication. Diversity training can benefit an organization by helping to prevent civil rights violations & increasing the inclusion of different identity groups. The workshops main goal is to help create a positive work environment by helping employees recognize & be tolerant of differences among co-workers.

Social MediaCertificate from FW – This workshop is a wonderful source for tips, strategies, and ideas for using social media and other new technologies as a job seeker. This guide is a great primer for understanding what social media is and how it can be used to increase your chances of being noticed by an employer. It also highlights the negative effect that can happen when used improperly.

Nova Scotia Works

Futureworx is now a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. We help job seekers and employers navigate a range of programs – from career planning, job searches and on-the-job development to recruitment, planning and HR support.

Employability Skills Assessment Tool

The Employability Skills Assessment Tool (ESAT) provides a framework and quantitative assessment methodology for the development of nine employability skills: motivation, attitude, accountability, time management, stress management, presentation, teamwork, adaptability and confidence.

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WE'RE HIRING!! “Helping People Realize their Potential” is not just our tag line - it shapes everything we do! Futureworx Society is a social purpose organization, who’s mission is to help people with diverse needs identify their strengths and goals, develop skills, and achieve success in school, work, and life. We offer an expansive range of employment, educational, and training programs. We are growing again! We are growing rapidly, and we are currently accepting applications for an Administrative Assistant to provide support to the Finance Department at our Head Office in Truro. This position would be attractive to an individual who thrives in a team environment and possess a reputation for providing exceptional customer service. The full posting is available at: novascotiaworks.ca #Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate #JobSearch #CareerOpportunity ... See MoreSee Less
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It is important to us to support the youth in our community, and are proud to be one of the sponsors of Cobequid Dance Academy ‘The Nutcracker’. ... See MoreSee Less
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Every year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) is marked on December 3The theme of the day is 'Leadership and participation of persons with disabilities toward an inclusive, accessible, and sustainable post-COVID-19 world' Our Nova Scotia Works Centre teams in Truro and Elmsdale took the opportunity to raise awareness of individuals with disabilities in the workforce, and showcase why it makes good business sense.#IDPD2021 #educate #inspire #engage #innovate #inclusion #disability ... See MoreSee Less
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Futureworx is a strong supporter of the Skills for Success model, participating on both the advisory group and working group for the modernization of the Essential Skills Framework for Canada. As subject matter experts in Social and Emotional Skills, we are excited to play the role as Skills for Success Ambassadors for a modernized framework that represents an approach that is adaptable, learner centred, inclusive and promotes the delivery of skills development and training in a manner that balances social and emotional skills and more cognitive skills. During the first-ever Showcase & Conference hosted by Association of Industry Sector Council and Nova Scotia Works, our CEO ~ Randy Lindsay introduced this new model.#SkillsForSuccess #ConnectNS21 #Engage #Inspire #Educate #Innovate ... See MoreSee Less
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We are excited to be part of this inaugural event bringing together Nova Scotia Works and the Association of Industry Sector Council from across the province with a focus on cooperation, collaboration, connection and innovation!Our first IN-PERSON conference in almost two years!#connectns21 #engage #inspire #educate #innovate #networking #collaboration #NovaScotiaWorks #industry ... See MoreSee Less
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▪️ Long-term care facilities closed to visitors effectively immediately
▪️ Public schools closed for two weeks following March Break; to be reassessed
▪️ Regulated childcare centres to be closed Mar 17 - April 3 then will be reassessed
▪️ March break camps cancelled
#COVID19NS

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Futureworx (ESAT) is pleased to be one of the keynote speakers for the Distinctability Webinar series on Innovation and Assistive Technology. #innovation https://distinctability.ca/webinar-series/

What is it that a #CDP does? This #careermonth, take a moment to meet a #careerdevelopment professional in your area, and really feel supported as you strive to achieve your #career goals. https://careermonth.ca via @careermonth

First DEAM (Disability Employment Awareness Month) EVENT in Nova Scotia. Thank you @markwafer for speaking to our community partners this morning in Truro. @TEAMWork1997 #Inspire #Educate #InclusionMatters

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NSW Offices:
Truro - 902-893-6859
Elmsdale - 902-883-7010
Tatamagouche - 902-657-0180

Head Office:
14 Court Street, Suite 305
Truro, NS B2N 3H7

Tel: 902-843-4290
Fax: 902-843-4294

Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 4:30 pm