• Time for all workshops: 6:30pm – 9:00pm
  • Course days: Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Course dates: Please refer to each course description below
  • Method: Online or Onsite (Gatineau Campus)
  • Cost: $160.00 + Tax to each course, except Friday Nights ‘en Français’

Opening a Bed & Breakfast

March 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 


            Welcoming guests into your home or property can be a very satisfying business and lifestyle, and one in increasing demand across our region.  Learn the ins-and-outs of opening your own B&B, from legal requirements, to setting up your rooms, creating a menu, marketing and management.

This workshop covers:

  • Legal requirements in Quebec and in your municipality.
  • How to use an online booking company such as ‘AirBnB’.
  • Setting up your rooms.
  • Creating a menu.
  • Meeting guests’ expectations.
  • Marketing your B and B and creating links with local tourism.

Opening a Private Seniors’ Residence

February 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17


            As the population ages in Quebec, the increased demand for private seniors’ residences presents an opportunity.  Learn how to establish, manage, and market a home for seniors, while being introduced to the regulations and process to be certified in the province.

This workshop covers:

  • Creating a call-for-help and fire safety plan.
  • Setting up emergency procedures.
  • Managing your human resources.
  • Providing health and social service professionals.
  • Developing recreation activities.
  • Creating a menu that follows recommendations in Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Apartment and room design.
  • Going through the certification process.

Making Maple Syrup

February 22, 24, March 1, 3, 8, 10


            Learn the basics of making maple syrup so that you can confidently produce this traditional Canadian treat.  From a simple setup for the hobbyist, to those interested in more extensive production, this workshop will help you through the entire process.  A visit to a working sugar bush and maple syrup production will be planned (weather permitting).

This workshop covers:

  • Identifying Sugar Maple trees.
  • Tapping trees (bucket and tube systems)
  • Evaluating and selecting equipment, from evaporators to extractors, pumps, filtration and concentrators.
  • Successfully boiling sap to produce syrup, maple sugar, and taffy.
  • Bottling.

Vacation Planning

January 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27


            Whether for yourself or others, the desire to take a holiday is undeniably strong.  Learn to plan, budget, and execute a vacation that meets your goals efficiently and economically.  From road trips to a trip around the world, you’ll gain skills to organize the perfect adventure!

This workshop covers:

  • Budgeting and costing.
  • Planning an itinerary.
  • Packing.
  • Evaluating accommodation, restaurants, and attractions.
  • Arranging for cell phones, insurance, safety, internet connection, money exchange, and everything you need in a foreign country.

Event Planning

April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 


            From a party to a conference, festival, concert or performance, the principles of event planning will be explored in this workshop. For your personal life to your professional, we’ll go over ever step required to bring events to fruition.

This workshop covers:

  • Developing an event script.
  • Building your event team.
  • Locations and arranging space.
  • Creating and following a budget.
  • Using a critical path flow to accomplish tasks on time.
  • Day-of-event considerations.
  • Evaluating and following up on your events.

Payment Methods

Your registration will be official when payment has been received. As soon as you receive confirmation of reception of the registration form, please activate your Omnivox account by following the instructions in your confirmation.  Pay online using your Omnivox account, by credit card or Visa debit card. Cégep Heritage College cannot accept cash payments nor personal cheques.  ALL payments MUST be made using a debit card (including Visa debit), credit card, money order or certified cheque. Payments can also be made by mail or in person at Student Services.

  • Please note: Professional and Personal Development Courses/Workshops are subject to all applicable taxes, (except for language courses which are not subject to taxes).

Refund / Withdraw Policy 

Participants wishing to withdraw must contact Student Services.

  1. Participants wishing to withdraw before the second scheduled class: partial refund ($30.00 administration fee will apply).
  2. Participants wishing to withdraw after the second scheduled class: no refund.
  3. Any course/workshop cancelled by the College: full refund to participants.

**Schedule and prices in effect may change without notice but we make all efforts to post on our website in a timely manner.


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