Choose your Wednesday WOW!June 24, 2015
Day 3 of #2015WOW includes so many options – check out the online calendar to find the full list of events. Here are a few highlights:
9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Succeeding in the Canadian Workplace – a presentation & reception at Algonquin College by professional cross-cultural trainer, career coach and consultant Lionel Laroche. Lionel will examine the common stumbling blocks that many new Canadians and international students face during the first six months of their first job and provide concrete solutions. Registration is free and spaces limited.
9:30 – 11:00 a.m. Homelessness and Immigration – West End Well Co-operative, 969 Wellington Street West Ottawa. An end to homelessness means quickly helping individuals and family members with emergency shelter when they first become homeless, then assisting them in finding appropriate housing. It also means assisting those who do have housing but are living “at risk” of losing it. The Alliance to End Homelessness in Ottawa will host an event to explore issues related to homelessness and newcomers’ access to affordable housing in Ottawa. Limited space – register by contacting Mike Bulthuis, firstname.lastname@example.org
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Winning Hearts and Minds, Somerset West Community Health Centre (Rosemount Branch, 2nd Floor) 30 Rosemount Avenue. SWCHC invites the public to hear stories of migration from community members and clients. come learn about the newcomers around you! Presentations will be in English, followed by Qs & A. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Tess Frémont-Côté, email@example.com or 613 238-8210, Ext. 2267
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Immigrant Entrepreneur Drop-In, Invest Ottawa, 80 Aberdeen Street, Suite 100, Ottawa. Do you have some initial questions about starting a business; not sure of our services or how we help? Then please feel free to drop by Invest Ottawa and speak to a business advisor who will be on hand to answer questions in a group setting. Contact: Peter Stewart, PStewart@investottawa.ca
1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Building Community Through Employment – Celebrating Multiculturalism in Skilled Trades, Taggart Family Y, 180 Argyle Avenue,RBC Community Room, Ottawa. A free information and networking fair hosted by the Y Newcomer Information Centre and Power of Trades program. Come and network with settlement agencies, employers and training providers. Contact: David Majok, firstname.lastname@example.org or 613-788-5001 Ext. 511
5:30 – 8:00 p.m., Credit and Loans in Canada, Albion-Heatherington Recreation Centre,1560 Heatherington Road. In collaboration with Councillor Diane Deans, the Ottawa Community Loan Fund (OCLF) will organize a workshop on credit and loans in Canada: what credit history is, loan structure in Canada ,local services and more. Contact: Laura Koivisto-Khazaal, email@example.com or 613 252-6013