Sophia's Upcoming Workshops

Stress, Sex and Hormones
January 10th, 2017

Dr. Anita Tannis, a family physician specializing in integrative medicine looks at health and wellness from a contextual point of view. As aging adults we are often confused and sometimes stressed out by our aging bodies. How does ongoing life stress affect us? And what do we need to know about sexuality and hormones to best manage the physical and often social transitions we find ourselves negotiating. 

Dr. Tannis will present an overview of the basics to assist you to start 2017 on the right foot and to understand how you can take care of yourself for optimal health, pleasure and longevity.

Read more about Dr.Tannis

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM 

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Empowered Investing (for Women)
January 21st, 2017

You will learn:

  • How to make well informed, confident investment decisions
  • The relationship between asset allocation and investment return
  • Modern portfolio construction techniques
  • How to balance risk with financial security

Taught by Tracy Theemes Read more about Tracy

Saturday January 21st, 2017 

Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Women and the World
January 31st, 2017

We keep hearing the phrase "the more things change the more they stay the same". Is that true for women's rights? We asked Susan Bazilli to give us an overview of her views on the progress we have made in the terms of women's rights and what still needs to be done. 

Susan is a lawyer, author, educator, social entrepreneur and advocate, who has worked globally on issues of women's rights for more than 30 years. A graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School (LL.B.) and UBC (LL.M.), her international work has included UN missions and assignments on peacebuilding, rule of law, gender based violence, sustainable development, international transboundary waters, gender mainstreaming within the Global Environment Facility, gender equality laws in Mongolia and South East Asia, women's human rights training in Bosnia, Lithuania and East Africa for Women Law and Development International, to name just a few.

Join us for a lively and very informative evening as we look at how far women have come and what more needs to be done. Read more about Susan

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM 

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Empowered Retirement (for Women)
February 4th, 2017

You will learn:

  • How to plan for and manage the 4 new phases of a woman's retirement
  • How to create secure income for life
  • How to balance long term growth strategies with safer investments
  • How to coordinate and organize income streams for tax efficiency

Taught by Tracy and Kamal

Saturday, February 4th, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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Love & the Law
February 9, 2017


"Let's move in together!"

"Want to get married?"

"There's no way in Hades you are getting any money from me when I'm gone!"

Taught by two of Vancouver's finest legal minds, we will address how the law shapes our relationships and the responsibilities that we, often inadvertently, sign up for when we make relationship commitments - and threats!

The new family and estate laws are altering our expectations as well as our legal roles and responsibilities to one another. It is important to know what your promises mean and how to best protect yourself from unexpected twists and turns in life.

Thursday, February 9th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Transitioning Through Divorce
March 1st, 2017

Divorce can be complex, challenging, and at times overwhelming. 


Join our expert panel for this highly informative discussion of the emotional, legal, and financial aspects of divorce. Tracy Theemes, Financial Advisor, will be joined by a lawyer and a family therapist who will draw upon their diverse backgrounds and expertise to provide a comprehensive overview for participants.

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Gender and Finance: An Update
April 6th, 2017

New studies on neuroplasticity and the social and cultural effects on brain development are re-shaping our ideas about the differences and similarities of men and women's cognition and behaviour. In the process of writing her new book, Tracy Theemes has done a full literature review and will be presenting an overview of what she has discovered and how this translates into our experience of money and economic actions.

Thursday, April 6th, 2017
Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

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Empowered Investing for Young Professionals
May 6th, 2017

This workshop will focus on basic investing fundamentals with a special emphasis on reducing debt and building savings. You will learn:

  1. The five basic financial planning steps
  2. The role of cash flow and creating surplus
  3. The difference between TFSAs, RRSPs and non-registered investments
  4. How to keep track of your cash flow
  5. Asset allocation strategies and risk management

This foundational class will help you get out of the starting gates with your financial plan!

Taught by Tracy Theemes

Saturday, May 6th, 2017
Time: 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM

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If you have any questions or would like further information about our workshops contact:
604 569 2891