SEPTEMBER 2019 PROGRAM DETAILS

WHATS NEW?

English classes resume on September 3. Registration begins August 26. We look forward to welcoming our new and returning students to our Centre.

EMPLOYMENT

Looking for a job? We can help!!! Bring your job search questions to us. Call us at 905-685-6589 Ext. 231, or email jsw@folk-arts.ca or come to see us in Room 9. We can offer you the following:

Specialized one-on-one sessions available: Education and Training options, Career Planning, Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation, Credential Assessment information, Accessing Licensed Professions information and much more.

Job Search Workshop (JSW):
Offered each month. Learn about how to research your profession in Canada, what jobs are in demand, resumes, interviews and more.

Practice Sessions: Come and practice with us! Interview Skills, Public Speaking, Small Talk & Networking and Emailing for Job Search and more. Registration required.

COMPUTER TRAINING

Offered every Wednesday from 1pm to 3pm in the Computer Lab. Register at jsw@folk-arts.ca.

SKILLS TRAINING

Small Business Basics Program
Monday, Sept. 16 to Friday, Sept. 20
9am to 12pm. Registration is required.

Registration is open for the Excel for Entrepreneurs Training Program that will run from October 21 to 25, 9am to 12pm each day.

Contact us at jsw@folk-arts.ca or 905-685-6589 Ext. 231.

SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

Understanding the Social Assistance Program
September 11. Offered in two sessions:
9:15am to 10:30am and 10:45am to12pm.
The Robby- Lower Hall.

Your Life, Your Legacy
Information Workshop for newcomers on what to expect when dealing with the loss of a loved one and on celebrating a life well lived.
September 17. Offered in two sessions:
9:15am to 10:30am and 10:45am to12pm.
The Robby- Lower Hall.

YOUTH

Programming for youth age 13 and up:

Conversation Circle: held Mondays, 2:30pm; Youth Lounge

Youth Group: meets Wednesdays at 2:30pm.
Activities:
Sept. 4: Sports at Montebello Park;
Sept. 11: Make your own sundaes and board games;
Sept. 18: Hike at Short Hills Park;
Sept. 25: Bowling.

For more information, contact youth@folk-arts.ca.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Mid-Autumn Celebration (a.k.a. Moon Festival)
A family event with games, music and food. Saturday September 14, 4:30pm at The Robby. Tickets $ 5.00 (includes dinner).

Practice conversational English with us
• English Conversation Circle: Tuesdays, 12:30pm; Room 10
• Chit-Chat Group for ESL Levels 3+; Wed. 1pm; Room 10

Chop-Chop Group: preparing food for the needy
We invite all newcomers to volunteer while practicing conversational English. Group meets September 18 from 12:30pm to 2pm in the “Robby” kitchen.

All Women’s Swimming at Kiwanis Centre, every Sunday 4:30pm to 6pm. Register with Zainab in Room 2.

Wellness Activity: Gentle Zumba – Fitness & fun every Tuesday at 2pm; The Robby.

Men’s Ping Pong Club; Mondays, 12:30pm; Youth Lounge.

50+ GROUP

Volunteer Group: Craft-making for a local charity. Join Irene on Thursdays at 1pm, Room 14. Learn and give back!

Cooking and Sharing
Cooking a meal for a local shelter; Sept. 25 at 12:30pm, in the “Robby” kitchen.

Experiential Language Program for Mandarin speakers 50+. Come to our Information session, Friday,
September 6 at 2pm; Room 14.

NOTE: SOME PROGRAMS HAVE ELIGIBILITY AND / OR PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

OCTOBER 2019 PROGRAM DETAILS

WHATS NEW?

Newcomers Forum: The Faces of Folk Arts
This panel event will highlight stories of success of our newcomers. The Guest Speaker will be Mihai Raducanu, founder of No Limit Performance Basketball Inc. All welcome!
Thursday, October 10, 9:30am at the “Robby”.

EMPLOYMENT

Looking for a job? We can help!!! Bring your job search questions to us. Call us at 905-685-6589 Ext. 231, or email jsw@folk-arts.ca or come to see us in Room 9. We can offer you the following:

Specialized one-on-one sessions available: Education and Training options, Career Planning, Resume & Cover Letter Writing, Interview Preparation, Credential Assessment information, Accessing Licensed Professions information and much more.

Job Search Workshop (JSW):
Offered each month. Learn about how to research your profession in Canada, what jobs are in demand, resumes, interviews and more.

Practice Sessions: Come and practice with us! Interview Skills, Public Speaking, Small Talk & Networking and Emailing for Job Search and more. Registration required.

SKILLS TRAINING

Excel for Entrepreneurs Training Program
October 21 to 25, 9am to 12pm each day. Prior knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Please register at jsw@folk-arts.ca or 905-685-6589 Ext. 231.

SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

Becoming a Canadian Citizen
October 9; 10:45am to 12pm; the “Robby”-lower hall.

Orientation to Ontario; A Workshop for newcomers to Ontario and Niagara;
Oct. 15, 16 & 17; 9am to 12pm; the “Robby”-lower hall. This Workshop is offered in English.

NOTE: This same workshop will be offered in Mandarin in January and Arabic in February.

YOUTH

Programming for youth age 13 and up:

Conversation Circle: held Mondays, 2:30pm; Youth Lounge
Youth Group: meets Wednesdays at 2:30pm.

For more information, contact youth@folk-arts.ca.

Basketball Leadership Camp with former NBA trainer Mihai Raducanu. This is an 8–week program starting October 21st; held on Saturdays. Register with Zainab Awad in Room 2 or email at zawad@folk-arts.ca.

EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES

Practice conversational English with us
• English Conversation Circle at the Folk Arts; Tuesdays, 12:30pm; Room 10
• English Café at St. George’s Anglican Church (building next door), Tuesdays, 4:30pm
• English Conversation at St. Gregory Armenian Church, 49 Carlton St, Wednesdays, 6:30pm.

Chop-Chop Group: preparing food for the needy
We invite all newcomers to volunteer while practicing conversational English. Group meets October 2 and 16, from 12:30pm to 2pm in the “Robby” kitchen.

All Women’s Swimming at Kiwanis Centre, every Sunday 4:30pm to 6pm. Register with Zainab in Room 2.

Wellness Activity: Gentle Zumba – Fitness & fun every Tuesday at 2pm in the “Robby”.

Men’s Ping Pong Club; Mondays, 12:30pm; Youth Lounge.

50+ GROUP

Volunteer Group: Craft-making for a local charity
Join Irene on Thursdays at 1pm, Room 14. Learn and give back!

Cooking and Sharing
Cooking a meal for a local shelter; October 23 at 12:30pm, in the “Robby” kitchen.

Experiential Language Program. Mandarin speaking newcomers with low English skills, age 50+ are welcome to join Jingjing on Wednesdays from 3pm to 6pm in the “Robby”.

Trip to Hamilton’s Market and to Gage Park for the Mum Show Festival. Friday October 18, $10 (includes bus, entrance and light refreshment package)

NOTE: SOME PROGRAMS HAVE ELIGIBILITY AND / OR PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

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