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Road to Employment

Are you ready for employment, career change, self-employment? How do you do job search and career exploration? Road to Employment is a series of workshops being offered FREE of charge by the great folks at Houselink. There is a general assessment to be done in person or by phone. These workshop will continue to run until June 4, 2015 and there are some guest speakers scheduled. There is also an opportunity for one-on-one help with resumes, cover letters and job searching techniques. Please call for further information.

Workshops

  • Interview Skills / Self Marketing (April 27 & 29, May 4 & 6)
  • Know Your Rights / Employment Standards Act (May 11 & 13)
  • Health and Safety / Accommodation (May 19 & 20)
  • Job Retention / Life Skills (May 25 & 27)
  • Starting a Small Business and Self-Employment (June 2 & 4)
  • City of Toronto Job Search Training (TESS) (June 1 & 3)

Location:1678 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M5P 1A9

Contact:Angela 416-516-1422 Ext. 26 | angelaza@houselink.on.ca | www.houselink.on.ca

MicroSkills – Youth Welcoming Centre

Group Name: MicroSkills – Youth Welcoming Centre

Description: Community MicroSkills Development Centre is a non-profit organization that has served communities in Toronto and surrounding areas since 1984. They provide settlement, employment, and self-employment services to individuals, with priority to the needs of immigrants, youth, visible minority people, and low-income women.

Our Youth Welcoming Centre is a space that offers programming where youth feel welcomed, supported and valued by the community where they live. The Centre reaches out to youth who are new in Canada, as well as youth who are established in their community, and engages them in activities for mutual sharing, learning, and peer support. MicroSkills implements the Youth Welcoming model not only in the Centre itself, located at Dixon and Islington, but also in the other offsite locations where our youth services are delivered, such as in local schools, multi-service centers and hubs. Our youth services are available from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, and include:

  • Education and Career Support
  • Physical, Nutrition & Wellness Program
  • English Conversation Starters
  • Leadership and Volunteer Development
  • Parent Engagement
  • Empowered Girls Clubs
  • Information, Support and Referral Services
  • Rexdale ProTech Media Centre
  • Cook Pre-apprenticeship Program

Where: 235 Dixon Road, Unit 12 | Toronto, ON M9P 2M5

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-247-7181 Exts. 1, 2601 | 1-877-979-3999 | admin@microskills.ca | www.microskills.ca

Reconnect Mental Health Services – Reconnect to Work

Group Name: Reconnect Mental Health Services – Reconnect to Work

Description: Reconnect began in 1981 as a project to serve discharged psychiatric patients in Etobicoke, following the closure of Lakeshore Psychiatric Hospital in 1979. A Community based Day Treatment program, funded by the Community Mental Health Branch of the Ministry of Health, was established in early in 1984. Reconnect is governed by a Board of Directors which includes consumers, family members, mental health and business professionals, and other interested community members.

Reconnect Programs
Services are easily accessible and include highly agile clinical supports in the form of case management, assertive community treatment, justice prevention and diversion services, 24/7 short-term residential crisis services, group based services, and employment programs.


Contact:
416-248-2050 | contact@reconnect.on.ca | www.reconnect.on.caWhere: 56 Aberfoyle Crescent, Suite 400 | Toronto, ON M8X 2W4

Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) – Settlement Services

Group Name: Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) – Settlement Services

Description: Working Women is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services, which help immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto. When asked what sets us apart from other charities in the sector, we respond: Working Women is unique in two very distinct ways- their enterprising spirit and their approach with clients.

Our objective is to assist immigrant women to overcome obstacles in areas such as employment, training, education, housing, health, legal matters, family dynamics and social services.

We provide: settlement and supportive counselling, LINC, seniors programming, mentorship program for young women, employment programming, tutoring for Portuguese speaking youth, annual picnic, Christmas party, ESL courses, training programs, community development, referrals. There are wife assault support groups for Portuguese and African women, regular information sessions and income tax clinic.

Immigrant and refugee women and their families experience many short and long term barriers to integration. Our services ranges from assistance with basic survival and orientation, such as securing social assistance, to helping long time immigrants who continue to experience barriers.

Newly arrived immigrants receive one-to-one information, orientation, referrals, documentation, interpreting, translation, occasional escorts, supportive counselling and advocacy.

Where: 533A Gladstone Avenue | Toronto, ON M6H 3J1

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-532-2824 | www.workingwomencc.org | admin@workingwomencc.org

Working Women Community Centre (WWCC) – HIPPY

Group Name: Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters – HIPPY

Description: Working Women is a charitable organization that provides a variety of programs and services, which help immigrant women adjust to living in Toronto. When asked what sets us apart from other charities in the sector, we respond: Working Women is unique in two very distinct ways- their enterprising spirit and their approach with clients.

The HIPPY program, funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada, is a free home-based program which recognizes the parents to be their children’s first and best teachers. Research has shown that the ideal time for children to start learning is in their earliest years. HIPPY at Working Women Community Centre provides newcomer families with tools and support that allow them to make a real difference in their children’s lives. The program empowers parents to help their children successfully enter the school system. Through early intervention, the program also helps immigrant families with their settlement needs; ensures enhanced success for children headed to kindergarten; and enables parents to play a key role in this learning and settlement process. Home visitors are employed to work with families in their homes. The home visitors bring a new set of instructional materials weekly, and using role-play, they spend one hour per week with the parent(s) reviewing the materials which in turn, the parents then deliver to their child in 15-minute daily sessions. Newcomer families make a two-year commitment to participate in the program for 30 weeks per year, concurrently with the school year. During the past few years, and through each of the HIPPY cycles, our program has served over 200 families and 210 children all across the sites in Toronto.

Where: 533A Gladstone Avenue | Toronto, ON M6H 3J1

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-532-2824 | admin@workingwomencc.org | www.workingwomencc.org

Workaholics Anonymous

Group Name: Workaholics Anonymous

Description: Workaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism.

The only requirement for membership is the desire to stop working compulsively. There are no dues or fees for W.A. membership; they are self-supporting through our own contributions. W.A. is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy; neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stop working compulsively and to carry the message of recovery to workaholics who still suffer. ***Partners of workaholics are also welcome. NOTE: Please allow 48 hours for a response to your inquiries. This is a closed meeting for workaholics, their partners and those considering WA only.

Where: Bloor Street United Church 300 Bloor Street West | Toronto, ON M5S 1W3

When: First Thursday of every month from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. in the Upper Club Room at the Bloor Street United Church.

Contact: Judy 416-516-7717 | jkeffer@rocketmail.com | www.workaholics-anonymous.org

MicroSkills – Womens Services

Group Name: MicroSkills – Womens Services (Life Skills)

Description: Community MicroSkills Development Centre is a non-profit organization that has served communities in Toronto and surrounding areas since 1984. They provide settlement, employment, and self-employment services to individuals, with priority to the needs of immigrants, youth, visible minority people, and low-income women.

Womens Services (Life Skills)
We offer workshops that help women develop the skills, confidence, information, and personal networks they need to manage complex lives. Selected topics are determined by women’s interests, and can include:

  • Parenting
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Career planning
  • Managing work-life balance
  • Building self esteem
  • Living violence free

These workshops are open to all women in our community.

Where: 1 Vulcan Street | Etobicoke, ON M9W 1L3

When: Call for more information.

Contact: 416-247-7181 Ext. 2328 | 1-877-979-3999 | admin@microskills.ca | www.microskills.ca

Parkdale Community Information Centre

Group Name: Parkdale Community Information Centre

Description: Parkdale Community Information Centre is a non-profit charitable community service centre. We are committed to meeting the diverse and changing needs of the Parkdale community through the delivery of accessible, effective programs and services. The Centre helps people living in Parkdale to access community and government resources and services; enabling them to live more independently; and encourages them to participate more fully in community life. The Centre particularly targets low-income, vulnerable, disadvantaged, and marginalized populations in Parkdale including newcomers, immigrants, refugees and people with disabilities.

Programs and Services include: Client Services (Our client services include information and referral, problem solving, and help contacting government and community agencies); Youth Outreach (Through the Youth Leaders In Parkdale initiative we provide leadership opportunities for youth and assist them in finding and preparing for local volunteer opportunities); and, Community Outreach (Outreach activities include workshops and educational presentations to community organizations and groups on issues of interest to them such as housing, citizenship, and government benefits and services). *** Service are: Bloor Street West to Lake Ontario and Dovercourt Road to Parkside Drive.

Where: 1303 Queen Street West | Toronto, ON M6K 1L6

Contact: 416-393-7689 | www.pcic.ca

Newcomer Women Services Toronto

Group Name: Newcomer Women Services Toronto – Network with Newcomer Women

Description: Newcomer Women Services Toronto is a non-profit, charitable organization serving immigrant and refugee women in Toronto. Our mission is to provide these women and their families with the guidance, encouragement and tools they need to settle in Canada.

Every Saturday morning approximately 50 women meet for English conversation sessions as part of the Newcomer Women’s Network. The program includes arts and crafts sessions, field trips, healthy cooking classes and storytelling. In addition to the social and emotional benefits of this program, there are workshops that provide valuable information about education, employment, health awareness and parenting, among other things. This program gives women the opportunity to share their experiences with one another and escape the stress and pressure of settlement for a few hours each week.

Our clients are involved in the development and design of the Saturday programs. Thus, they engage fully in the activities and develop both their language skills and self-confidence in the process. Through these activities, our clients become more connected to the wider community. The women learn more about themselves, one other, and the diverse communities that are represented.

As part of the Saturday program, we offer on-site child minding facilities.

Where: 401-745 Danforth Avenue | Toronto, ON M4J 1L4

When: Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon.

Contact: Charmalee Harris 416-469-0196 | charmalee@newcomerwomen.org | www.newcomerwomen.org

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