In 2011 Jamie and Yolanda Cameron’s 16 year old son Wes died by suicide. After Wes’s death his parents created Wes foryouthonline.ca. They wanted young people to know that it’s ok to have problems and that it’s ok to ask for help. Wes foryouthonline.ca offers an online safe place where teens can get free one on one counselling from mental health counsellors. Their web site provides resources for teens and parents concerning life issues and mental and emotional wellness. At Wes foryouthonline.ca you will find more information about this valuable resource for youth aged 13 to 19 in Grey, Bruce and surrounding areas.
Here is a link to Prepare for Canada, an online magazine for immigrant professionals. The magazine provides information on working and living in Canada which can help you to plan for settling here. Within this site there are a number of useful videos and links to assist you to become more knowledgeable about life in Canada. Another useful resource is Canadian Newcomer a free magazine that provides information, guidance and support to new immigrants.
Volunteering is unpaid work. Volunteer positions can often be acquired through non-profit or charity organizations. As a volunteer you can bring new skills and fresh ideas to an organization. Volunteer work is an excellent way to get Canadian experience and Canadian references. Volunteering will provide you with an opportunity to practice English and obtain job leads. Volunteer Connections is a fantastic place to search for volunteer opportunities in Bruce and Grey Counties.
Looking for work? Get help and advice at YMCA Employment Services
The YMCA Owen Sound Grey Bruce is the designated Employment Ontario (EO) service provider for Grey County. YMCA Employment Services offers information, services, programs and support to help you find a job. Their trained staff will help you find the services you need to start and be successful in your job search. They offer employment services throughout Grey County with locations in Hanover, Meaford, Thornbury, Durham, Dundalk and Flesherton. Learn more about the many employment services available at FREE EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.
Janis’s ESL Links offers a group of useful resources from the Internet to help you study English. This is a brilliant website with an abundance of online practice activities all prepared into different topics. Each topic contains listening, reading, vocabulary, related grammar, and links to a variety of sites on the web!
In my language.org is a site that offers helpful information for New Canadian’s. The information is presented in several languages. All translations have been completed by certified translators.
TumbleBook Library is an online collection of animated, talking picture books. Words are highlighted as they’re read out so you can follow along. A Language Learning section is available which contains picture books translated into other languages. There are currently books in Spanish, French, Chinese, and Russian! If you would like to access TumbleBook in Bruce or Grey County the site can be found at, Owen Sound and North Grey Union Public Library, Hanover Public Library and Bruce County Public Library.