BUILDING A RESUME:
A workshop for Internationally Trained Professionals
If you are an Internationally Trained Professional and need help to prepare your resume in Canada
This workshop is for you!
* Helpful resume writing tips connected to your Job Search Plan
* Professional advice on how to market your skills and areas of interest
* Connections between RESUME and effective networking strategies
Mennonite New Life Centre & Canadian Hispanic Congress
Saturday, April 13, 2013 * 10:00 AM
@ 2737 Keele Street, Unit 9
Registration with Luis Alberto Mata
email@example.com * (647) 776 2057 x 305
Our Community Engagement Coordinator, Adriana Salazar, participated in the recent conference CollaborAction: Building Blocks Learning Exchange on March 20 organized by Maytree.
Thank-you to the organizers for the opportunity to share our work experiences with the Latin American Community in Toronto.
To view her full presentation, please click here
EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE FOR CHILDREN
A training program in Spanish for children ages 8 to 12
This program uses group activities and games to improve communication skills and abilities of children, support them to problem solve conflict, manage their emotions and promote values such as respect, solidarity and cooperation.
Parents will receive orientation during the program to work with their children to strengthen learning of these techniques and maintain good coordination between school and home settings. Emotional Intelligence abilities will ensure positive socialization of children and success in various life situations.
Program Starts: Wednesday, March 20 2013
Dates: March 20 to May 8, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Place: 3251 Weston Rd. * St. Jude School
Certificate of Participation
Childcare for younger children
To register, please contact: Isaura Agudelo (416) 276-6117
Service Disruption Announcement for February 8, 2013.
Due to severe weather all services and programs have been cancelled at three sites (Scarborough, North York & East York) of Mennonite New Life Centre on February 8th and offices will be closed.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Event: Beyond “Canadian Experience”: Immigrant Employment from a Human Rights Perspective
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
5:30pm to 8:00pm
Hart House, The Debates Room (2nd floor)
7 Hart House Circle, University of Toronto
The Beyond “Canadian Experience” research team is pleased to present a public event on the topic of immigrants, employment and the concept of “Canadian experience” through a human rights lens.
Barbara Hall, Chief Commissioner, Ontario Human Rights Commission
Claude Balthazard, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Human Resources Professional Association
Avvy Go, Clinic Director, Metro Toronto Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic
Amy Casipullai, Senior Coordinator, Policy and Communications, Ontario Council of Agencies Service Immigrants (OCASI)
Gerard Keledjian, Journalist and Writer, New Voices Magazine, Mennonite New Life Centre- Toronto
There will be a video presentation highlighting academic and community-based research by the Beyond Canadian Experience Project (BCEP).
Diversity in the workplace drives innovation and is critical to both corporate and community success. On January 16, please join us for a free event of learning and networking with a diverse group of human rights experts, human resource professionals, employers, researchers and immigrant service providers. Together, we will explore how to move beyond “Canadian experience” from a legal, academic and human rights perspective.
To register, please visit http://beyondcanadianexperiencejanuary2013.eventbrite.com/
“In our conversations with newcomers, they often talk about the requirement for ‘Canadian experience’ as a big barrier to their entry into the workforce,” commented OHRC Chief Commissioner Barbara Hall, “We want to learn more about how this requirement plays out in real life.”
For more information, or to request an interview, contact Izumi Sakamoto at 416.946.8224 or May Lui at 416.596.0833
The Mennonite New Life Centre Appoints New Executive Director
Shelly D’Mello will lead in our commitment to full inclusion and participation of newcomers
(Toronto, ON) The Mennonite New Life Centre of Toronto is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Ms. Shelly Lalbeharry D’Mello. Shelly joined the organization in 2009 as the Human Resources and Finance Manager and she has acted as Interim Executive Director since December 2011, providing vital leadership and determined resilience during the last year.
Shelly is a skilled relationship and team builder, a strong communicator and creative thinker who brings over 15 years of leadership experience in the private and nonprofit sectors. She holds an international MBA and possesses a solid background in finance, information technology and human resources, as well as a sensitive understanding of newcomer issues. Born in Guyana, South America, Shelly is a second generation immigrant who co-founded the Pink Slip Party in Toronto, a nonprofit initiative that provided support and networking opportunities for people during the 2008 recession. Shelly completed an Adult Learning and Development Certificate at OISE, and has extensive experience in coaching and mentoring.
Shelly takes on this new role with an existing intimate knowledge of the Mennonite New Life Centre and having already achieved success as Interim Executive Director. Among her accomplishments at the Centre, she led negotiations of funding agreements with multiple partners and established herself as an inclusive and outstanding leader to the management program team. “Looking into the future, I am excited about the holistic work we do, our unique way to help newcomers and how we also encourage them to raise their voices and take part in community life. I am honored to work closely with a talented staff team and together we will build new partnerships to support our hopes and dreams for the future.” said Shelly.
The Mennonite New Life Centre has a proud journey of 29 years working alongside immigrants and refugees from across Toronto. Our mission is to offer a wide range of settlement programs and services that enable newcomers to fully participate and integrate into all aspects of Canadian life. We bring together community services and community engagement to facilitate the full inclusion of newcomers and help build a stronger Canada. With its three locations across Toronto, the Mennonite New Life Centre is able to serve over 3,500 newcomers annually and has expertise in settlement and mental health counselling, language instruction, civic engagement and bridge training programming. Shelly will lead a team of 38 talented staff members and over 100 dedicated volunteers committed to the vision of the organization.
To contact Shelly, our new Executive Director, you can do so at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-776-2057 ext. 302
Program Starts: November 21, 2012
Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Location: 2737 Keele Street, Unit 9
To register contact: Eduardo Garay
Three training sessions in English on Social Entrepreneurship in November
Program runs: November 10, 17 & 24
Location: 2600 Birchmount Rd.
Time: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm
To register contact: Eduardo Garay