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Upcoming Events

Join Doris at one of her events, listed below, to help you grow your financial confidence. Get the support, answers, and guidance you need to thrive!

If there’s a particular topic you’d like Doris to address in one her monthly meetings, send her an email: 


December 18th, 2018 - Women's Money Group Meeting

Dealing with Money in Relationships

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Dec 18, 2018 | 7:00pm-9:00pm

Are you and your partner on the same page when it comes to money?

Do you share similar goals and approaches to managing it?

Are there any points of friction?

When was the last time you sat down to do a review of your current situation together? 

Does each partner know how to do every "job" in case life happens? Is that even necessary?

It's no secret that money is an emotional topic; never more so than in a relationship. Its importance is highlighted by the fact that financial issues are often a key factor in the breakdown of relationships.

What if there was a way to get you and your partner on the same page when it comes to money? What would that do to your results and your ability to create a rock-solid foundation?

At the December Women's Money Group meetup, we're going to take a look at how money works in a relationship and what you can do to strengthen your financial team. We'll also consider the strengths and weaknesses of different financial systems. This is the only meeting which is open to men, so go ahead and invite your spouse or partner to the meeting. If you're single, you're welcome to invite a friend.

Here are some of the questions we'll cover:

Should you share a bank account? What are the risks and benefits?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of dividing various financial tasks?

How do you get on the same page with your partner to ensure that you're working synergistically rather than working at cross purposes?

What if there are fundamental differences in values and approaches to money management? What do you do?

For the second hour, we have a guest speaker: Nancy Graham, CA, CFP and Portfolio Manager at PWL Capital. She will share her insights on money and relationships based on decades of experience working with couples.

As part of the December 18th event, you will have complimentary access to a webinar on January 8th, 2019 to follow up on your progress and review the information from the meetup.

If you're concerned or embarrassed about the thought that you'll have to disclose personal information, you can rest easy. This is a safe zone where you participate only if you choose to. If you'd prefer to sit quietly and simply absorb the discussions, that's perfectly fine.

If you're new to the Women's Money Group, you can attend your first meeting for only $20 plus tax - less than half the cost of the monthly membership! Gentlemen: You only pay $20 plus tax. You will need to register separately under your own name.

If you've already been to one meeting, reserve a seat through this page and then head over to the YFL website to purchase a membership: You can select a monthly membership for $43/month plus tax, or an annual membership for $397 plus tax. The website lists the many perks included in each membership.

If you are a member, access to the meeting is included in your membership. You just need to reserve a seat through the link below.

Here are some of the benefits of participating in our monthly meetings:


  • Finally get past your blocks, create a system that works, and achieve your goals with our help.
  • Ask whatever you like in our women-only safe zone (NB. The December meeting is Co-Ed).
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.
  • You’ll get support and follow up after the meeting.

Seats are limited, so be sure to book your spot today.

See you on December 18th!

*Please note that tickets are non-refundable. If your schedule changes, we are happy to reschedule to the following month's meeting on a one-time basis.


How to Invest and Grow Your Money (Women-Only Event)

Ottawa - Bayview Yards, 7 Bayview Rd, Ottawa, ON K1Y 2C5

Jan 19, 2019 | 9:00am-5:00pm

Women everywhere say the same thing when it comes to investing: They don’t feel confident and they’re afraid of losing money.

Some have had bad experiences with financial advisors and they feel that everyone, from bankers to advisors, seems to have a vested interest in what they recommend.

They don't know who to trust. So they play it safe, if they invest at all. Or they keep saying that they'll get to it whenever they figure it out, some day, later.

Well all know that later never comes.

By avoiding investing, unfortunately, women harm their financial future as well as their ability to create good options for themselves. Their retirement is full of question marks, and heaven forbid that an unforeseen trauma should occur.

In the book Shortchanged: Why Women Have Less Wealth and What Can Be Done About It, we learn that on average, women have less than 50% of the wealth that men have. This has an impact on our ability to thrive when faced with adversity – loss of job, health issues, change in marital status, and so on.

One of the biggest obstacles to developing our net worth is the fact that we tend to delegate investing and larger financial decisions to the men in our lives on the mistaken belief that they'll do a better job. In fact, the data clearly show that when women get down to investing, they do as good a job as men, or better.

The best way to create great options for ourselves is by growing our net worth. One of the ways to do that is to make our money work for us by investing and growing it.

What if you could turn your money into your employee and make it work for you? What if you also learned that it's not that difficult?

In this day-long workshop, Doris Belland, host of the Women's Money Group, financial literacy educator, and investor, tackles the issue of investing for women. She will help you learn the fundamentals of investing and grow your confidence so that you can take charge of your money.

Topics to be covered in this hands-on workshop include:

  • How your mindset and money story influence your financial decisions, based on research.
  • The terminology of investing: What on earth do those terms mean?
  • Risk: What is it and how does it work?
  • Are safe investments really safe?
  • How to start investing.
  • Comparing different investments – their relative strengths and risks.
  • Which factors matter, according to research?
  • Outlining different investments strategies. What works, and when?
  • Should you use a financial advisor? If so, what should you look for?
  • How tax considerations affect investment choices.

Some of the benefits of attending our workshops include:

  • Women-only safe zone: Ask any question you like, without intimidation.
  • Get evidence-based answers you can trust, not a sales pitch.
  • Hands-on experience through case-based learning.

Participants will leave with a completed workbook and an invitation to a follow-up webinar for Q&A's after the workshop. They will also have access to a closed Facebook Group for continued support.

Coffee, tea, and healthy snacks will be provided throughout the day. There will be a one-hour lunch break from 12 pm - 1 pm. The doors will open at 8:30 am for registration and the workshop will begin at 9 am.

Women's Money Group members enjoy a 20% discount. To become a WMG member, click here.

The number of seats is capped at 25 to allow for deeper discussions and attention to individual attendees' questions. Reserve your spot today to avoid disappointment!

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