JANUARY 2020 PROGRAM DETAILS

WHATS NEW?

English classes resume on January 6. We welcome our students back to class.

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. Follow us on our Niagara Folk Arts Facebook Page to learn about job opportunities. Heddle Shipyards and GGS -Greenhouse Structures are both looking for General Labourers. Experienced Home Sewers required to sew tailored jackets. For more information, contact Kim O’Rourke at 289 929 8611 x 245.

MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

Mentorship Session: “Working in Human Resources” Thursday January 9, 1pm, Room 14.

SKILLS TRAINING

“Basic Computer Training” – Special Edition
From Monday, January 27 to Friday, January 31, every morning from 9am to 12pm. This class is for participants with no or very little computer skills. You will learn the basics about computers and will progress to Microsoft Word to work on your resume and cover letter. Only 12 seats available. Registration is required.  To register, contact us at jsw@folk-arts.ca or 905-685-6589 Ext 231.

SETTLEMENT WORKSHOPS

Orientation to Ontario: Workshop for newcomers to Ontario and Niagara
January 14, 15 and 16; 9am to 12pm; The Robby, Lower Hall. This workshop is offered in Mandarin. NOTE: The same workshop will be offered in Arabic in February.

Smart Shopping
January 22; 10:45am to12pm. The Robby, Lower Hall.

Learning about the Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP)
January 29; 10:45am to12pm. The Robby, Lower Hall.

50+ Group

Friendly Knitting Circle
Join Irene for knitting and craft-making for a local charity; Thursdays at 1pm (beginning Jan 2). Room 14. Learn and give back!

Cooking and Sharing
Cooking a meal for a local shelter; January 8 and 22 at 12:30pm, in the “Robby” kitchen. Please register in advance.

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 January 15 and 29, from 12:30pm to 2pm in the “Robby” kitchen.

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

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”.

Walk Aerobics
Every Tuesday beginning January 7 th , 2.15pm to 3pm. Gentle exercise. Everyone is welcome. The Robby, Upper Hall.

YOUTH

Programming for youth age 13 and up:
Life skills sessions: Come every Monday from 2:30 to 4:30pm to learn valuable skills and prepare yourself for the future. Topics this month include: budgeting, credit cards, customer service skills. Held in Youth Lounge.

Youth Group: meets Wednesdays at 2:30pm.

Volunteering: Come with us to volunteer at Community Care on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact youth@folk-arts.ca.

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