Date & Time:

  • Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET
  • Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

Presenter: Pamela George

Cost: Full Series VRA-Member: $119 | Full Series Non VRA-Member: $159

All registered participants will receive a password-protected video recording of each session. Recordings will remain available for ONE MONTH after the final webinar of the series.

Individual certificates of attendance will be provided to all registered participants who attend the webinars LIVE.

VRA to Host Panel on Starting and Managing Your Own Business

Thursday, June 10 from 12:00 – 1:00 pm ET

Join Moderator Tim Comerford as he talks with a panel of VRA members who have been there and done that: created and built a successful business in the vocational rehabilitation field. Hear from Val Lougheed, founder of Northern Lights, Sean FitzGerald of Vocational Rehabilitation Assessments Inc., Warren Comeau of Warren Comeau and Associates Inc., and financial expert Pamela George, as they discuss what to watch out for and the ups and downs, challenges and rewards of building your own business.

Click to register for this session. FREE to VRA members and those who are registered for this CERIC-VRA webinar series.


Often career practitioners, like many Canadians, have very little understanding of finances, how credit works, and of the potential impact on their financial well-being. While we see a shift in our practice and in the workforce with more and more people self-employed, it becomes more important, especially in light of the current pandemic, to educate ourselves, and the clients we serve, on financial literacy. This new webinar series will help career practitioners who are self-employed to enhance their learning on current personal financial management practices.

Webinar #1: How to Set up and Organize Your Finances for Success
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • How to plan for irregular income
  • How to pay yourself a consistent salary
  • How to manage taxes
  • Banking: accounts for the self-employed
  • Build a business budget

Participants will learn how to plan for those months when income is low, but expenses remain the same or increase.

Webinar #2: BUDGETING – How to Build a Personal Budget
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • Learn the relevance and importance of a balanced budget and its place in managing your finances
  • Learn the 5 major categories that need to be in your budget and how much of your income needs to be allocated to each category
  • Build your own budget using a customized template

For this webinar, participants will be required to know their estimated income and personal expenses, and have a calculator, pen and paper.

Webinar #3: Type of Savings and How to Pay off Debts
Thursday, June 3, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm ET

  • Learn the different types of savings and its relevance to successful financial management
  • Learn the 7 ways to pay off debts and how to determine which one is best for you
  • Understand how retirement is different for the self-employed and why you need to plan differently
  • Understand the importance of wealth protection

Participants will learn how to save for financial success and also learn the many ways that they can pay off debt and how to determine which one is best for them. 

Throughout her career, Pamela George has been steadfastly committed to one overarching goal: To educate and empower Canadians, so they may regain control of their finances and start living the life they want. Whether she is counselling individuals, couples, families, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs or groups, Pamela has successfully helped thousands of people pay off debt, build budgets and save for the future so they can start living their dreams.