NEWS AND EVENTS

JobStart News and Events 2019

 

September 09, 2019

​It is back to school time! Unsure how to talk to your child's teacher? Worried about the upcoming parent/teacher interviews?
Join us for this free workshop.

How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher
Thursday, September 26, 2019
11AM to 12:30PM
41 Chauncey Avenue
Parent Teacher Interview Prep will be provided! 

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September 06, 2019

​Are you new to Canada? Fraud and Scams are targeting newcomers and refugees.
Join this free workshop and protect yourself.  Top 26 Fraud and Scams will be reviewed. Proactive tips and reactive measure will be provided.

Don't Be a Victim to Fraud and Scams
Monday, September 23, 2019
11AM to 1PM
41 Chauncey Avenue
Don't be a vicitm!

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August 20, 2019

​SSP CANADA HIRING EVENT!
At JobStart 2930  Lake Shore Blvd West
Looking for:

CASHIERS, LINE COOKS & UTILITY
Thursday  September 19, 2019; 9:30 am to 1:00 pm

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August 15, 2019

​Hiring Event for Longo's new store on September 10th and 11th, 2019 at Liberty Village. Click the link of Longo's website or 

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August 15, 2019

Manulife Empowering Women to Employment and Newcomer Community Integration Program would like to thank Tobin Ansong for his informative discussion on the power of networking to secure employment on Tuesday evening. Great tips shared to our clients. #JobStart @tobinansong @Manulife #employment #newcomerwomen #network
For information on our Settlement Services as well as our Manulife Empowering Women to Employment program, please contact Holly Best on 416-231-2295 x 6253

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August 8, 2019

Express your creative side through art while building skills that can help you convert negative energy into positive habits.🧠
Join us in an intimate group session designed specifically for Persons with Disabilities, through #JobStart's Peer Employment Mentoring program.
Together, we will explore the causes of stress in our lives and the patterns of behavior it promotes, while discovering new techniques to follow to combat stress.
Aug 27th, at our Lakeshore Location, Check the link to sign up...
For more information or to schedule an intake appointment, please call Tasheca Robinson, Job Coach at (416)231-2295 ext. 4251 or email t.robinson@jobstart.org
#WhereFuturesBegin #PeerEmploymentMentoring

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July 26, 2019

​​Join us on a guided tour to:
Listen to a presentation on the history of the Passenger Pigeons
Learn about local connections
Visit the Passenger Pigeons exhibit
Visit tot he 3rd floor Gallery to see Sarah Lefresne's - Experiment in Colour
Location: Humber Lakeshore Campus - East, 2 Colonel Samuel Smith Park Drive, Etobicoke, ON. Meet outside the Newcomer Centre
For more informaiton or registration, please contact Hasita Shah on 416-231-2295 Ext.6251 or h.shah@jobstart.org

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July 19, 2019

​Our Join us for the First in our Guest Speaker Series on Tuesday, August 13, 2019.
Job Search Strategies That Work
Guest Speaker Tobin Ansong will pinpoint three major areas we all need to master to get the job we want.

  1. Why you need a personal brand

  2. How to master an informational interview

  3. Networking techniquest that work

To Register, you can contact Holly Best at 416-231-2295 x 6253 or h.best@jobstart.org

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July 18, 2019

​Our next Employment Networking Group program for older adults begins on Wednesday, August 7 at our Dufferin location! This weekly four-day morning series features interactive sessions on networking, exciting guest speakers, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727. @ONTrillium @OSSCOwellbeing

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July 16, 2019

​Did you know that ASP Security Services are looking to hire 100+ City of Toronto Crossing Guard positions‼️
We are working with ASP on multi-day job fairs, come and apply on Jul 19th, Jul 24th & Jul 25th at our Dufferin Location.
Please refer to the flyer for more information. 
To Register, you can contact David Ha at 416-231-2295 x5758 or d.ha@jobstart.org 
#JobStartXASP #ASPSecurityServices #WhereFuturesBegin #JobFair

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July 16, 2019

​Our Senior Mentorship and Connections program connecting senior mentors with young job seekers is now in its second year! If you are at least 55 years old and would like to participate in a very rewarding experience of mentoring our young clients for at least two hours per month as they search for employment, contact us to register: Artan Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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July 8, 2019

New cohort of Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Program (MEWE) starts on July 29th, 2019.
To schedule an assessment meeting, please call Justine Sterling, Program and Service Coordinator at (416) 231-2295 ext. 6246 or email: j.sterling@jobstart.org.

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July 4, 2019

​​Please join us for a Recruiting Event on July 16th. Pre-screening interviews by appointment.

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July 4, 2019

Stressed out? 
It's time to slow down, breathe and learn simple but powerful techniques that will decrease your anxiety.
Join JobStart for a Mindfulness & Meditation workshop hosted by the team from The Gatehouse. Ba Duan Jin, moving form of meditation will be taught and practised..

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July 3, 2019

Are you renting? Have problems with your current housing situation and/or landlord?
Join us for Free Workshop on Tenant Rights - Learn tips on how to enforce your rights.

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July 3, 2019

There is still time to register for the next cohort of our program for older adults starting on July 10! This workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

@ONTrillium @OSSCOwellbeing

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June 28, 2019

Do you want to: Learn & Improve your presentation skills? Speak with confidence? Learn in a supportive group setting with constructive feedback by an evaluator? Drop in for a Toastmasters Session.

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June 27, 2019

The Join us on July 16th from 1:00pm - 3:00pm for a Positive Psychology Group Support Session for persons with disabilities. We will embark on a journey together, teaching and sharing coping mechanisms, recognizing the power in each of our lives and practicing an attitude of gratitude.
These will be small, intimate group sessions designed specifically for Persons with Disabilities, through JobStart's Peer Employment Mentoring program supported by the @ONTrillium. To register please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/positive-psychology-the-power-within-for-persons-with-disabilities-registration-63779535307

#positivepsychology #artofhappiness #selfawareness #selfexploration #selfactualization #mentalhealth #personaldevelopment #personswithdisabilities #mentoring #groupmentoring #ONTrillium #diversityandinclusion #wherefuturesbegin #peermentors #employment #professionaldevelopment #pwd #jobstart #characterstrengths #optimism #lifesatisfaction #selfesteem #resilience #elevation #happiness #wellbeing #gratitude #compassion

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June 26, 2019

The Peer Employment Mentoring Program through the support of @ONTrillium will be hosting the In Living Colour Art Therapy Group Session for persons with disabilities on July 23rd from 5:00pm to 6:30pm. It will be a wonderful afternoon as participants connect with the different parts of themselves through visual art and mindfulness techniques.  
The Group Session will teach them ways to befriend these different parts of themselves while building skills that can help convert negative energy into positive habits. Participants will also discover how to connect with one’s self in a nurturing and caring way, becoming more skilled at moving past inner judgement. To register please visit:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/in-living-colour-art-therapy-for-self-awareness-and-actualization-registration-63789247356

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June 19, 2019

JobStart is proud to announce the fifth cohort of our program for older adults, starting on July 10! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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June 19, 2019

Newcomer Community Integration Program Women's Advisory Commitee is Seeking New Members
Want to support newcomer & refugee women?

Click here to get more information

June 13, 2019

We would like to extend a big Thank You to @BMO for participating in our JobStart Roundtable Mentoring Event this week and for taking the time to speak with our #newcomers about their career paths, networking techniques, effective use of social media, resume and interview preparation as part of #BMOVolunteerDay. The day was a huge success and our mentees appreciated all your valuable advice! #BMOhelps.

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June 03, 2019

New cohort of Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Program (MEWE) starts on June 17th, 2019.
To schedule an assessment meeting, please call Justine Sterling, Program and Service Coordinator at (416) 231-2295 ext. 6246 or email: j.sterling@jobstart.org.

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May 30, 2019

JobStart is pleased to announce the appointment of Patricia Salmon as Chief Executive Officer as of June 3, 2019.

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May 29, 2019

JobStart After an extremely successful launch of the Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Program was held on May 27th, 2019, an article was published in the Etobicoke Guardian! Check it out!
#Manulife

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May 29, 2019

Recruiting Event Wednesday May 29th 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm.

Looking to find candidated to fill multiple open roles. Screening interviews to be conducted on a first come first served basis.

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May 27, 2019

JobStart and Manulife enter into a Sponsorship Agreement in Support of Immigrant and Refugee Women.
On Monday, May 27at 11:00 a.m., [Sandeep Tatla, AVP, Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion, Manulife will be at JobStart’s 41 Chauncey Avenue location to launch our Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Project.

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May 22, 2019

Come learn about volunteering; the benefits, how to get started, where to search, how to apply & what to expect. ​Tues, June 18 - 5:30 at our 2930 LakeShore location #volunteering #JobStartTO

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May 22, 2019

A​HIRING EVENT On Thursday May 23, 2019 at JobStart's LakeShore location 9:30 am to 2:30 pm - See Flyer for more details

 

May 22, 2019

Are you financially stressed out? Unsure how to create an effective spending plan? Want financial goals that are attainable?

April 30, 2019

BUILDING YOUR CREDIT & RRSPS. You will Learn: 
- What is a credit rating?
- How and why to build credit
- Credit Cards - advantages/disadvantages
- What could negatively impact your credit rating
- Different types of accounts - the importance of RRSP/RESP/TSFA

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April 29, 2019
Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Program
JobStart is excited to introduce the new Manulife Empowering Women to Employment Program, an integrated, 2-week employment preparation program. Designed for newcomer refugee and immigrant women who are skilled but remain unemployed, participants will learn to put their goals into action, target their resume and job search to the job they want, learn about Canadian workplace culture, manage job search stress, and connect and network with employers!
Eligibility:
* Currently unemployed or under-employed, and not attending school
* Able to commit to completing the full duration of the 2-week program
* Identify as a woman, born outside of Canada (PR, Citizen, Refugee Claimant, Migrant worker – all welcome)
Workshop Dates: April 29th – May 10th 2019.
To schedule an assessment meeting, please call Justine Sterling, Program and Service Coordinator at (416) 231-2295 ext. 6246 or email: j.sterling@jobstart.org.

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April 25, 2019

Become a Settlement Mentor! Intersted in exploring ways to support newcomers who identify as women? Passionate about guiding newcomer women on their settlement journey? Believe in engaging and empowering newcomers who identify as women? If you said YES to any of the above questions; consider becoming a Mentor with JobStart's Newcomer Community Integration Program. For more information or to apply, please contact Holly Best 416-231-2296 x6253

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April 24, 2019

Join JobStart for a Free Workshop for Newcomer Women

Healing your Mind and Body Naturally - A holistic approuch to healing.

Are you stressed, overwhelmed, not sleeping at night?

Learn how naturopathic medicine and holistic-thinking can relieve your body ailments and provide mental health relief.

 Dr. Amaznda Satov ND, a naturopathic doctor will be on site to answer all your questions.

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April 17, 2019

Are you new to Canada, unsure how to speak to your child's teacher?

Join JobStart for Free Parenting Workshop - How to Navigate the School System.

Learn how to transition your child from elementary through to high school.

Make the school system work for your family. Creat pathways to success for your child.

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April 17, 2019

JobStart is thrilled to announce the fourth cohort of our program for older adults, starting on April 17! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafa –a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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Mar 29, 2019

Are you being over-charged rent?

Rental unit in need of repair?

Being evicted?

Learn you Rights as a tenant at our free workshop on Friday, March 29th from 11:00 to 12:30.

Lawyer will be on site to answer all your questions.

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Mar 22, 2019

JobStart held a recognition event today to celebrate our Peer Employment Mentoring Program. Thank you to @ONTrillium for our funding and to @ChristineHogarthEL for attending our recognition event. We couldn't do it without our dedicated clients, mentors and staff and community supporters!​

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Mar 20, 2019

Don't let your credentials go to waste. Relaunch your career in Canada with a foreign credential loan.

Join Us for a free workshop on Furthering Your Education in Canada. Learn now to build and maintain your credit.

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Mar 6, 2019

Multiple Employer Job Fair!

Hiring crew positions, landscaping assistants, general help, and more

Wednesday March 6 2019 10am-2pm

Register: https://landscaper.eventbrite.ca

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Feb 27, 2019

Hiring Event For:

Rogers - Customer Service, Store Sales and Field Services Representatives

Wednesday February 27th, 2019

10am to 1pm

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Feb 25, 2019

Hiring Event for Sobeys
Looking for Cashiers, Clerks for the Grocery, Bakery, Deli, Meat, Produce and Seafood Departments.
Monday February 25th, 2019
10am to 1pm 
Dress for success!

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Feb 21, 2019

​Filing your Income Tax can be stressful. Take the stress out by attending this free workshop at JobStart. Learn how to file your income tax. Discover what type of benefits you can apply for.

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Feb 21, 2019

Hiring Event For:

ECE' and Child Care Workers Job Fair

Thursday February 21, 2019

10am to 1pm

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Feb 15, 2019

JobStart is excited to announce a speed mentoring event for older adults and youth on Friday, February 15, 11:30 am at our Dufferin location! This will be a very interactive and engaging opportunity for mentors and mentees to connect through various activities and improve their networking skills and career-development prospects! Lunch and TTC tokens will be provided. To register for this event and start working your way to a $25 gift card and a Certificate of Achievement, contact our youth job coach, Lucy Kenzina, at L.kenzina@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5743.

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Feb 15, 2019

​Transitions for Youth is a program for youth with disabilities & includes a 2 week workshop on employer recognized soft skills. Next Group is Feb 4th - Call 416-231-2295 x 5741 for info.

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Feb 13, 2019

Start your journey towards healing your mind, body and soul by discovering a unique perspective of looking at LIFE.

Please join JobStart’s Newcomer Community Integration Program’s free workshop on "Beyond Body Shaming:  Loving Ourselves The Way We Are" with Elizabeth Corrieia, Author, Life Coach, Motivational Speaker, on Wednesday, February 13th from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at 41 Chauncey Ave, Toronto, ON, M8Z 2Z2

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Feb 13, 2019

Join JobStart’s Newcomer Community Integration Program’s  inspirational workshop series with the well-known author & motivational speaker, Elizabeth Correia, on understanding how to go BEYOND BODY SHAMMING and  LOVING OURSELVES THE WAY WE ARE. This workshop will be delivered at 41 Chauncey Ave, Toronto ON M8V 2Z2, on February 13, 2019, from 11:00 am to 12:30pm. Please see flyer for more details.
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Feb 4, 2019

Transitions for Youth - Next group starts February 4th. 2019 Register now!
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Jan 30, 2019

JobStart is proud to announce the third cohort of our program for older adults, starting on January 30! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafa – a.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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Jan 28, 2019

#JobStart - Looking for Part-Time or Summer Jobs?  Join staff from Parks, Forestry and Recreation for an opportunity to apply for exciting recreation jobs in swimming, sports, general interest and more.

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Jan 23, 2019

Starting a new life can be stressful and overwhelming in a new country. But there are ways to regulate our emotions and strengthen our thoughts on this journey. To learn more, please join JobStart’s Newcomer Community Integration Program’s free workshop on ‘Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners’ with Lisa Bynoe-Stevens, MA in Counselling, on January 23rd from 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM at 41 Chauncey Ave, Toronto, ON, M8Z 2Z2.
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Jan 22, 2019

JobStart’s Peer Employment Mentoring (PEM) for Persons with Disabilities is hosting a Free Workshop Series. The first one will be held on January 22 & 23, 2019, 2 days of personality dimensions. All persons with disabilities can attend this workshop (including self-declared). For more information or to register please contact: (416) 231-2295 ext 5735 or d.ramjit@jobstart.org
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Jan 16, 2019

Want to know how to build a career in Toronto’s growing hospitality sector? Please join us for a free workshop on ‘Building Your Career in the Hospitality Sector of Toronto’ facilitated by Nicollete Holness, Recruitment Coordinator, Hospitality Workers Training Center, on Jan 16th from 11:00 to 12:30 PM at 41 Chauncey Ave, Toronto ON M8Z 2Z2. Please see flyer for more details.
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November 14, 2019

Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario, The Honourable Monte McNaughton and Christine Hogarth, MPP Etobicoke-Lakeshore visit JobStart’s 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. W. location!!

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October 18, 2019

Hiring Event for Security Guards at JobStart 2930 Lake Shore Blvd. West on Wednesday November 6th, 2019 from 9:30am to 12noon

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October 01, 2019

The TRIEC Mentoring Partnership had a strong showing at our Annual General Meeting on September 18! All the mentors and mentees who attended received a certificate of appreciation and four of them were kind enough to share their success stories on stage. JobStart extends our heartfelt thanks to our wonderful mentoring participants and our awesome mentoring coach, Kathleen Leon, for successfully facilitating the discussion!

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September 30, 2019

Are you unsure how to talk to your child's teacher?
Is your child bored or struggling at school?
Has your child experienced problems with bullying?
Join us for a free workshop on Monday, October 21, 2019:
How to Talk to Your Child's Teacher
To Register, please contact Holly Best
416-231-2295 x 6253.

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September 12, 2019

​JobStart is excited to announce the sixth cohort of our employment program for older adults, starting on September 25! This weekly six-day workshop/networking series will focus on a wide variety of job-related topics: understanding the job-application process, starting a new career, dealing with potential interview challenges, and much more! If you are 50-70 years old and unemployed, contact us to register for this exciting and worthwhile job-readiness program catered specifically to older adults: Artan Mustafaa.mustafa@jobstart.org | 416-231-2295 x5727.

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