Preserving Food

October 26, 28, November 2, 4, 9, 11


            You’ve got your fresh vegetables and fruit by the end of summer, but now what?  We’ll learn traditional and modern methods of preservation to help you make delicious products for your family or to share with friends.  Know what’s in your food, be more self-sufficient, avoid food waste, connect with our local heritage and foster community.  Classes are held in our state-of-the-art professional teaching kitchen at our Gatineau campus.

This workshop covers:

  • Setting up your kitchen and preparing equipment.
  • Canning
  • Freezing
  • Lacto-fermentation
  • Pickling and preparing common recipes to get you started.

Urban Poultry

November 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, December 2


            Learn how to keep chickens and other poultry on your urban property.  Become more self-sufficient as you raise birds for fresh eggs and get to know these interesting animals.  From making a shelter, to protection from wildlife and proper nutrition, you’ll be set to partake in this engaging hobby and new frontier in urban agriculture!

  • Legal regulations in Gatineau and other municipalities.
  • Shelter construction.
  • Health and disease prevention.
  • Nutrition and how to get feed.
  • Hen behaviour.
  • Purchasing or hatching chicks, as well as heritage breeds.

Urban Agriculture

November 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, December 2 

From backyard poultry to growing vegetables for sale, to harvesting from the wilderness on your street, urban agriculture is the exciting new movement bringing people closer to the food they love.  Learn how to become more self-sufficient, and even explore the business potential of agriculture in an urban and suburban setting.

Managing Personal Finances

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


            From young adults just starting out on their own to people with many years of experience in the workplace, managing finances can be stressful and confusing.  No matter your financial situation, we can all use tools and skills to get control of our financial situation, and this workshop will provide concrete and useful skills.

This workshop covers:

  • Evaluating your income sources.
  • Tracking cash and credit expenses.
  • Starting and managing savings.
  • Making safe investments.
  • Protecting your financial security long-term.

Making Maple Syrup

April 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21


            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.

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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