In this edition: Employment Storytelling | In Their Own Words… | Bridging Program | Webinar Watch | Settlement Work | Calendar of Events | MNLCT Virtual Auction! | Coming Soon
A New Adventure for MNLCT’s Language Students
MNLCT’s LINC program was handpicked for a pilot project with the Department of Imaginary Affairs to empower newcomers to learn English through their own personal and employment stories. This seven-week workshop, that is being facilitated by a team of MNLCT LINC instructors and two former LINC students, focuses on oral storytelling inspired by job interview questions.
In their own words…
MNLCT clients on their Canadian journey
A refugee’s resilience
Noureddin Zin’s journey in Canada has been a struggle, but he’s determined to make a difference. READ MORE
BREM student’s career takes off
Uma Viswanathan reveals her career success upon graduating from the mental health bridging program. READ MORE
MNLCT offers ‘Applied Psychotherapy Practice in Ontario’ course
MNLCT is offering the Applied Psychotherapy Practice in Ontario (APPO) course, which is designed to prepare individuals who wish to write the Entry-to-Practice Registration Examination. This unique competency-based course is typically offered as part of the Bridge to Registration and Employment in Mental Health (BREM) Program; however, prospective students don’t need to be enrolled in the program to take this course.
The course is offered twice a year with sessions in the Spring and Fall. To learn more about this program and how to register, CLICK HERE.
In case you missed the hottest topics of the day, you can catch the latest recordings of MNLCT’s interactive webinars.
Counter Human Trafficking
We explored the realities behind this cruel, abusive form of exploitation. Our Counter-Human Trafficking team revealed how they work closely with individuals who have experienced forms of human trafficking, including labour trafficking, sexual exploitation and forced marriage.
In an effort to create awareness towards the prevention of COVID-19 and the impact of the pandemic, we invited Toronto Public Health to present information sessions that focused on how residents can keep themselves, their families and the community safe.
Maintaining PR Status
MNLCT’s Settlement Team were joined by immigration lawyer Prasanna Balasundaram to answer questions about the responsibilities and legalities pertaining to maintaining PR status in Canada.
Our Mobile App Journey
We shared the significance of MNLCT’s Newcomer Support App and how such applications can benefit clients, staff and non-profit organizations considering embarking on a similar journey.
The Art of Agility and Adaptation
MNLCT’s Settlement Team has been playing a crucial role in providing programs and services to newcomer populations across Ontario, amidst the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Team has come to the forefront as a frontline service provider while the organization quickly evolved to remain agile.
As it adapted to the “new normal”, MNLCT transitioned more and more of its services to virtual platforms, which enabled it to continue offering important services to clients during these harsh times.
Calendar of Events
|Spanish Speaking Men’s Group||Alternating Saturday afternoons (ongoing program)||Roberid Arias|
|Spanish Speaking Women’s Group||Every Thursday 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ongoing program)||Rosario Navarro|
|Farsi Speaking Women’s Group||Every Monday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM (ongoing program)||Bita Hedayati|
|Entrepreneurial Leadership Training and Launch Lab||Every Saturday (6 sessions)||Ines Anderson|
|Leading to Choices: Leadership Training for Women Workshop||Every Wednesday 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM (4 sessions)||Lizeth Teran|
|Digital Literacy Project (basic technology skills training)||By appointment only (in English, Arabic, Mandarin and Spanish)|
MNLCT Launches Virtual Auction on February 21!
MNLCT is hosting its first virtual Winter Silent Auction from February 21-28. Your participation will help vulnerable immigrants and refugees access vital services in settlement, mental health, language, employment, and counter human trafficking.
Lots of great items up for grabs, including a piece of pop culture that is sure to be popular!
Follow our social media channels for exclusive product reveals and to learn how to participate.
MNLCT Invites… Ryerson University, February 23
Want to upgrade your career skills and improve your interpersonal communication? Join this information session on the Workplace Communication in Canada course, which starts on March 20. READ MORE
#AskMNLCT: Thriving in a Transitional Media Landscape, February 25
Experts discuss opportunities and challenges within the changing media sector. READ MORE
MNLCT Workshop: Criteria for Citizenship, March 11
Our settlement team discusses new regulations for citizen applicants. More information coming soon.
#AskMNLCT: Higher Education for a Brighter Career Path, March 24
Trying to decide if pursuing a Canadian degree will boost your career options? More information coming soon.
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