COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS


Community ConnectionsOur program’s aim is to help youth new to the country feel empowered and confident to take on life here in Canada. We will do this by providing the tools and skills to help them settle in. We welcome all youth and are always available to help out with any questions about school or life in Canada.

 

Programs We Offer

All Ages (click here to open/close)
  • MentorshipGroup Mentorship sessions
    • Mentoring has proven to be one of the most successful strategies to assist newcomers find suitable employment. The idea behind mentoring is a simple one – connecting an internationally-trained professional with Canadian professionals. It is effective in helping many newcomers overcome some of the most significant barriers that they may face as they try to enter the labour market. Specifically, mentors can help a newcomer connect with other professionals in their field, provide critical information about their profession in Canada, and enhance the mentee’s knowledge of the Canadian workplace culture.
  • Group mentoring sessions facilitated by volunteer mentors in the areas of:
    • Accounting, Banking and Finance
    • Human Resources
    • IT and Teaching
    • And more…
  • Computer classes for beginners
    • The classes focus on teaching the very basic computer skills: keyboard, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
  • English Conversation Circles
    • Talk informally with others, build confidence speaking English and meet new people. Groups are offered in Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
Seniors (click here to open/close)
  • English Conversation Circle for seniors
    • This weekly session helps seniors to learn and practice daily conversation. This program is offered in Burlington, Oakville and Milton.
  • Social Circle for Seniors
    • Great opportunity to meet other seniors in community. This program is offered in Milton.
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Children (click here to open/close)
  • Little English Language Learners (for children 0-6 years) with their Parents/caregivers
    • Offered once a week from 9:30am to 11am in Oakville
  • Coming Soon: Art Program with Parents & Children

Click here for more information.