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Research Volunteers Needed!

Are you a Young Black Woman aged 18-25 living in Toronto? Do you sometimes feel depressed, anxious, experience mood variance, or feel overwhelmed by daily life demands?

 

This is an opportunity to share your experience towards changes that can be made to better serve young Black women.

Click here for more details about this research project.

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Recreational Respite-Virtual Service

Check out the June calendar for what Recreational Respite is offering by way of supports as well as the June Build It workshop calendar.

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Free Training Opportunities for Careers in the Trades

Check out what Lutherwood, in partnership with CLAC Foundation, have available for access to training for individuals looking for work in the skilled trades. 

 

Find out if you are eligible by contacting them today!

Cambridge 519-623-9380

Kitchener 519-743-2460

Guelph 519-822-4141

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Apply for a CNIB Scholarship

CNIB's scholarship program awards multiple scholarships, bursaries and other awards to people who are blind or partially sighted in recognition of their educational aspirations and achievements. If you are pursuing a post-secondary diploma, degree, skilled trades certificate or apprenticeship program, we encourage you to apply.

 

Submit your application by June 30, 2021! 

Click here for more details.

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Extend-A-Family Summer 2021 program list

Click out the summer programming list for Extend-A-Family by clicking here.

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Baby, Me & The Covid Vaccine Resource List

Check out this resource list related to getting a covid vaccine while pregnant or lactating.

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March of Dime programs

Click here to learn about their "Hi Tech!" progam; a program to support adults with disabilities with tech issues.

 

Click here to learn about their "Share & Connect" program; a program to support adults with disabilities with building friendships and having someone to talk to.

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Job Skills Builder Program at KWHab

The Summer Job Skills Builder Program at KW Habilitation for youth up to the age of 30 is starting soon.  We have refocused our Summer Youth Employment program to be based more on skill development.  Should someone obtain employment, we will of course still provide job coaching support. 

 

Summer Job Skills Builder (click here for info poster): Will begin end of July/first week of July for the summer.  Application deadline has been extended to May 21 (click here for application).

This is a funded program (no cost to you).

 

The schedule for meetings and training will be determined between the applicant and their Job Coach, so can be flexible.  There will also be some preset training dates that applicants can decide to attend based on their availability.  The program itself does not have “set hours” or set number of hours, but instead looks at the skills the person wants to build upon, what areas of work they want to explore and then create a plan based on that.  Learning will be done both one on one as well as in group settings.  Virtual and live options are being planned, and again, this is individualized based on the person’s goals and availability.   With the focus being more on skills building, we have the flexibility to do more online if that is what works for the person.

 

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Passport for Success

Passport for Success is a free, 6-week, full time program that guides you to explore your personal strengths and to establish your academic and career goals.

 

What is keeping you from College?

  • Didn't complete high school?
  • Don't have money to pay for College?
  • Not sure what to choose?
  • Not sure where to start or who to talk to?
  • Don't have the time?
  • Think you're too old?
  • Need indivdual support to make it through?

We can help. It IS possible!

Check out the program flyer here for more details.

For more information contact, Allison McLean at amclean@conestogac.on.ca

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Lutherwood blogposts-Employment, Mental Health & Housing

Employment Blog: Ditch the Acronyms!
Cutting corners to shorten up potential keywords has reasons that it can be appealing, but it may be part of the reason that you're not being considered for the jobs that you apply to! Read this article to gain some insights into how Applicant Tracking Systems are being used in job searching!

Mental Health: Dealing with Math Anxiety
Everyone feels differently about different subjects - but sometimes it's not always a positive feeling. This article will share an experience from one of our staff in helping a youth with their math work, which will be something that others might relate to. But you'll leave this with some takeaways to make it a bit easier.

Housing: Apartment Searching on a Budget
Our Housing team will be posting new blog content about once a month, so you'll see these updates less frequently for now. However we wanted to start in sharing a recent article with some tips on how to search for an apartment on a budget. 
 

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