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.

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Online Magazines for Newcomers to Canada

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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

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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.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR SPORTS

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There are alternative sources of funding available to help your children register for community sports groups. For more information check out the following links:
Canadian Tire Jump Start -community based charitable program that helps kids in financial need participate in organized sport and recreational activities Call 1-877-616-6600 to apply
JUST4KICS – intended for children between the ages of 5 – 18 who reside in Canada.
Kidsport – helps kids to participate in organized sport, funding of up to $300/year/child for sport registration and/or equipment
Minor Hockey Foundation Ontario– one-time financial subsidy to each participant towards minor hockey registration fees for a hockey season children aged 7 – 11 years old
National Child Benefit Subsidy -offer subsidies for children’s registration fees for recreational activities for families residing in Grey Bruce County and earning less than $40,000
NHLPA – Goals & Dreams – providing equipment to programs and organizations that help children and families get involved with hockey

Hair Cut on a Shoestring

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If you do something on a shoestring, you do it with a very small amount of money. At the Salon Sisu School of Hair Styling, you can get a haircut for $12.50! A man’s hair cut costs $10.50. All hair styling performed by students is supervised by an experienced instructor. The salon is located in Owen Sound. For a list of all beauty salon services offered as well as the hours of operation check out Salon Sisu.

Quill Learning Network

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Quill supports literacy and basic skills agencies that offer adults a variety of FREE educational opportunities in Bruce, Grey, Huron, Perth and South Georgian Bay. To learn more about the upgrading programs, funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities link into the QUILL web site.

Explore Skilled Trades

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Skilled trades are jobs that are done with your hands such as construction, plumbing, and welding. The Owen Sound Georgian College Campus offers one and two-year full-time programs that train people to become skilled trades workers. The College is hosting a Trades Open House in Owen Sound on Saturday June 14th. College staff will be available at this event to answer questions and to provide information about local job opportunities in the skilled trades. If you would like to learn more about this event visit Georgian College Trades.