Online Learning

Family Service Canada is pleased to partner with a California based online training provider – Essential Learning.? Family Service Canada is the first full Canadian partner of Essential Learning. Family Service Canada hopes that online learning will become your preferred option for professional development for you and your staff after reviewing the online training site and catalogue. In 2009, Family Service Canada rebranded to focus on the needs of Executive Directors/CEOs in non profit family serving organizations in Canada. With this new vision and mission, Family Service Canada is now providing opportunities for learning for its members, as well as the sharing of expertise and transfer of knowledge. The partnership with Essential Learning was timely as it has provided an opportunity for FSC to create a well researched knowledge based online learning center for its members. The catalogue of online courses that has been built for FSC members, addresses the training needs of the membership in a convenient and affordable manner.

“FSC is pleased to partner with Essential Learning to offer affordable quality training to our members. I feel confident that with such a superior product like EL online training our members will benefit from this added value to their membership” said Heather Underhill, Operations Manager of Family Service Canada.

Please take a few minutes to review the courses and their content and discover the endless professional development opportunities that are available to you. As the course catalogue and pricing options are continually evolving we would welcome your input and feedback. If you have ideas or suggestions for a specific topic that should be included as part of our catalogue offering please contact mfox@familyservicecanada to offer your feedback.

As well you will see, the online training site also offers a variety of discounts on packages that can be customized to meet the specific training needs of the staff in your agency. FSC members receive 10% discount on courses purchased on CEQuick and 10% discount on Elevate LMS licensing fees.


For individuals:

Start taking courses today on ?it’s easy and convenient.

Benefits Include:

  • Hundreds of evidence based and evidence informed courses
  • Numerous national accreditations
  • Take your courses anytime anywhere
  • Print your certificate of completion immediately
  • Course available for review for 12 months from date of purchase


For agencies and organizations:

Family Service Canada’s partnership with Essential Learning is particularly timely as we rebrand and refocus on our offering of services/programs in the areas of leadership development and the transfer of knowledge. This online training site will allow Executive Directors/CEO the option to track and monitor the progress of staff and participate in the development of their professional learning through a variety of management tools. No longer is it necessary to spend hundreds of dollars on travel costs for staff to attend required professional development training events. Staff can better manage their time through online training. Online training is an efficient and effective use of their time.

The state-of-the-art Learning Management System – ElevateTM LMS – includes a comprehensive course catalogue, enrollment, tracking, and reporting features that will help members save money and deliver training more efficiently. Visit or request a demo.

Benefits Include:

  • Access to a library 800+ courses in wide ranging topics
  • Meet accreditation and training requirements
  • Completion certificates for continuing education
  • Develop career paths for employees to prepare them for a new position or promotion
  • Automate annual training – saves staff time


Online Training is the Best Return on Your Investment

Here are some ways that Online Training can reduce your training costs:

  1. Cut travel and gas expenses
  2. Use a blended training approach—combine live and online training to reduce costs
  3. Reduce time away from the job and loss of billable hours
  4. Cut administrative hassle while ensuring compliance with training mandates
  5. Retain staff and get new employees on the job faster

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