Motherhood Advantage Program

MAP your way through maternity leave.

MAP E-Course

The Motherhood Advantage Program (MAP) is your career wellness toolkit, covering all the important topics for transition your career through early motherhood. As you work through the e-course, you’ll build your work-life resiliency in a supportive online space.

What You'll Learn

The curriculum combines current career development practices with research on motherhood and work. We'll tackle topics in a practical way, as you build your career management skills and focus on the logistics of combining career and motherhood.

Program curriculum at a glance:

  • Welcome Module: Goals

  • Module One: Career Authenticity

  • Module Two: Self-Care

  • Module Three: Support Network

  • Module Four: Time Management

  • Module Five: Career Vision

MAP was created specifically for moms and moms-to-be across Canada. You’ll find resources that reflect the Canadian context, on topics ranging from employment regulations to finding child care.

How You’ll Learn

  • Flexible: Sign into the e-course whenever you want. Learn at your own convenience from the comfort of your home or office

  • Fully Supported: Participate in class discussion forums along with other moms to get answers to your career questions. All discussions are moderated by Shift’s Founder, Meg Valdmanis-Miller

  • Self Paced: You decide how much time you need to complete the program, with indefinite access and downloadable course materials (handouts, worksheets) you can save for future personal use

Sneak Peek! You'll receive this video as part of the Welcome Module.


Learning Outcomes

  • Apply your personal values to take control of your career direction

  • Connect to labour standards and human rights agencies to understand your rights as an expectant or new mom in the workplace

  • Implement a self-care plan to stay well while meeting the demands of career and family life

  • Connect to resources for securing child care

  • Create a household plan to smoothly manage your return to work

  • Adopt effective time management habits to take ownership of your time

  • Recognize supports in your workplace and negotiate for any needed changes to effectively manage your career and family responsibilities

  • Harness your strengths as a mom for career success

  • Foster greater focus in your career by identifying your long term career vision

Register for MAP

The next MAP session is taking place as a blended program. We’ll meet in-person at our MAP Career Circle in Winnipeg, Manitoba while working through the e-course. Join the Winnipeg session.

We may offer a virtual option of the e-course in the future. Keep your eye on this page for updates or subscribe to our mailing list to be notified when the virtual option opens.