Events – Military Spousal Employment Network

Upcoming Events


Portfolio Development Program


The Portfolio Development Program is brought to you by BMO, the Official Bank of the Canadian Defence Community. With funds raised through the BMO Support Our Troops Mastercard Program, online career and entrepreneurship training is made available to military spouses.


What is the Portfolio Development Program?

The Portfolio Development Program is great for job seekers, entrepreneurs, students and anyone who’s looking for their next great career adventure. It lets you conduct an internal and external audit. The process will help you to highlight your prior learning, skills and talents towards the goal of your choice, whether it is for career, education or entrepreneurial reasons. The program includes six training sessions of two-hours each that occur over a three-week period. Once participants complete all of the six session requirements, they can submit their portfolio for assessment. After passing the assessment review, participants are eligible to receive a joint certificate from Loyalist College and the Trenton MFRC.

Fall 2021 Portfolio Program Session 1 to 6

Session 6: Pulling the Pieces Together & Effective Presentation Skills
October 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM EST


Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success (HERCS)

Can’t find that perfect job? Why not create it!

HERCS program is a daylong workshop designed to help CAF family members start or improve their small business. What started as a local partnership with Loyalist College almost a decade ago has now grown to national level. The HERCS program focuses on Helping Entrepreneurs Reach Complete Success (HERCS).

The HERCS program is reviewed and updated regularly.  It’s offered in both English and French and covers a variety of topics including:

  • small business ownership
  • marketing
  • social media
  • financing options
  • business canvas
  • resources

Registration is open to all military and veteran spouses with priority given to military spouses. Register today! Late registrations may be accepted. Contact


HERCS (English)

Saturday November 13, 2021 -- 10:00-16:30

Registration deadline: October 29th, 2021

Register: Application HERCS- November 13, 2021  (English)  Candidature HERCS- 13 novembre 2021 (Anglais) Survey (


HERCS (French)

Saturday February 5, 2022 -- 10:00-16:30

Registration deadline: January 24th, 2022

Register: Application HERCS- Session 5 février 2022 (Français) Survey (


HERCS (English)

Saturday March 5, 2022 - 10:00-16:30

Registration deadline: February 18th, 2022

Register: Application HERCS- March 5, 2022 (English) Candidature HERCS- 5 mars 2022 (Anglais) Survey (