Announcements

January 31, 2017
P.E.A.C.E. Project has been scheduled for this THURSDAY (Jan.26) @ 6-8pm in the Employment Centre at 21 McGill (within Covenant House, in the basement of our transitional housing ROP program). I hope to be providing all of you with promotional material regarding the project shortly. Just a quick recap of the project and how you all can be of support: WHAT IS IT?
January 31, 2017
Where? 1415 Bathurst Street A United Way funded paid youth employment program. It is oriented towards the retail industry for individuals who are out-of-school, out-of-work and ages 18-29.  Contact: Nicole May: 416 925 2103 ext. 4227 or mnicole@sschto.ca  
January 31, 2017
New rules mean that parents on social assistance who also get child support payments now have more money. This month's On the Radar highlights this change. It also talks about some other things that people on assistance should know if they get child or spousal support.    Child support – what's new There's a new rule that Ontario Works (OW) and the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) no longer reduce a person's assistance because they get child support.
January 31, 2017
BFCN is proud to introduce its 4th Annual Scholarship Directory, a detailed and accessible compilation of 45+ available scholarships for youth pursuing post secondary education at the undergraduate level. This directory was created to support students and their parents, educators, coaches and guidance counselors find, apply for and win scholarships, awards and bursaries. Please share widely! http://bfcn.ca/Download1.html
January 31, 2017
Do you know any youth 18-29 looking for a meaningful entry-level career opportunity? NPower Canada is a non-profit organization that offers 6 weeks of Contact Centre training and job placement for youth at no-cost.  NPower Canada works closely with Toronto’s industry leading companies such as CIBC, RBC, Rogers, and TD Bank to make sure youth have the skills they’re looking for. 
January 31, 2017
 **Weekly Intakes Available Classes are Monday to Friday: 10 am to 3 pm    EPE is an 8-week program free of cost for women and men receiving Ontario Works. It provides skills training and tools to build assets and abilities to enter the labour market. Also included is hands-on, in-house skills training plus 6-month post-program support. Post-hiring supports include gaining successful employment, job maintenance and retention. 
January 31, 2017
The Children’s Aid Foundation funds a number of scholarships, bursaries and awards for students attending college or university. Scholarships are awarded through an annual competitive process and decisions are made by the Foundation’s Award Committee. Scholarships for the 2017-2018 year range from $2,500 to $5,000. New for 2017-2018 
January 17, 2017
Academic Upgrading is an amazing opportunity for individuals wishing to access post-secondary or employment opportunities.  Adults and youth learn in a College setting to work towards obtaining the ACE Certificate (high school diploma equivalency).  Students may also strengthen skills in English, math, biology, chemistry, self-management or computer skills for entry into post-secondary College or University programs.  Classes are delivered during the day and evenings at Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus located at Warden and Eglinton.
January 17, 2017
Are you a student or a recent grad? Apply for our Investing in Diversity Scholarship. What does this scholarship offer?  Up to $4,000 to cover tuition fees for first year of post-secondary education or training (college, university, trade school, apprenticeship)
January 17, 2017
The Caring Dads groups will be up and running in February with the following dates and locations available for fathers/partners. Scarborough Branch in partnership with Aisling Discoveries - March 1 (Wednesday) 6:15pm - 8:15pm North York in partnership with Ujima House - February 27 (Monday)  6pm - 8pm  Isabella Branch - February 28 (Tuesday) - 6:30pm - 8:30pm