Family Law Information Centre (FLIC)

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Family Law Information Centres (FLICs) are accessible in Family Courts across Ontario. Family Law Information Centres offer information to the public about family law matters. Material about legal services, the court process and court forms can be found at FLIC. Advice lawyers from Legal Aid Ontario are available by appointment at some FLIC locations to assist people requiring information about family law matters. All Centres have free pamphlets on topics such as separation and divorce, court procedures, and family mediation including What You Should Know about Family Law in Ontario (available in 9 languages). More information about the Family Law Information Centre, including contact information for the centres located in Walkerton (Bruce County) and Owen Sound (Grey County) can be found at FLIC.

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College and Career Preparation

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Pathways is a FREE Employment Preparation program offered by Georgian College at the Owen Sound Campus. The Pathways curriculum is designed to assist individuals exploring the possibility of going back to school or students who need to develop employment skills. The goal of the Pathways program is
to help students to find the confidence and skills needed to become more employable. The course is held two days per week for eight weeks making it a comfortable setting for students to ease into an academic environment. The program is divided into three areas: Professional Development, Computer Skills, and
Workplace Math. This opportunity is available to individuals that are 19 years or older and who meet eligibility requirements. The spring session of Pathways starts May 4 and ends June 24, 2015. For more information about the program contact the Academic Pathways Liaison, Julie Gruetzman at (519)376-0840 ext. 2406

Free Comic Book Day

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Comic books can be a useful addition to your ESL learning. Reading comic books can help you to improve your English vocabulary, writing and knowledge about culture. Reading comic books is a FUN way to learn English!! On Saturday May 2 the Owen Sound & North Grey Union Public Library and the TOM Thomson Art Gallery are having a FREE Comic Book Day. You can pick up your free comic book in the Youth Services Department of the library. A number of comic book focused events will be taking place at the library on May 2. More information about Comic Book Day can be found at Owen Sound Library.

Online Community for Newcomer Youth

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NewYouth.ca presents a variety of resources for young newcomers to Ontario. The site offers material that is written in language that is easy to understand on topics such as daily living, immigration, school work and employment. Newyouth.ca gives youth a place to ask questions and obtain accurate information. The site uses multimedia technology and online social media to link up with young newcomers. NewYouth.ca can be found on Facebook, twitter (@newcomeryouth) and YouTube (Newcomeryouth). A bi-monthly newsletter is also available on the site. Find out more about the online community for youth at NewYouth.ca.