Motherhood Advantage Program
MAP your way through maternity leave.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.