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Youth, Change Your Life!

Are you currently on a waiting list for youth employment programs but are ready to start now? Participate and join the hundreds of young people who have changed their lives for the better by joining Youth Job Connection. Attendees of the 3-week program report feeling positive and supported. Youth also state that the program has … Continue reading

Canada Celebrates 150 Years

To celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary of Confederation, admission to Canada’s National Parks, National Marine Conservation Areas and National Historic Sites across the country is free in 2017! In a CBCnews article, Darren Reeder, the Executive Director of the Banff Lake Louise Hospitality Association states: “I think the experience will be an exceptional one, particularly for … Continue reading

It’s Mentoring Month!

When Pir Momin began looking for work as a Radiologist, he turned to The Mentoring Partnership – a program designed to match internationally trained professionals with established Canadian professionals in occupation-specific mentoring relationships. Pir Momin knew it would not be easy to find work in his field. His mentor helped him to build a professional … Continue reading

Executive Director’s Vision

Executive Director, Maralyn Tassone, has been leading the vision at the Durham Region Unemployed Help Centre for 30 years. The agency has come a long way since opening its doors in 1983. During the 33rd Annual General Meeting in 2016, Maralyn Tassone was celebrated for her leadership. Maralyn has always treated the non-profit organization like … Continue reading

Small Business Success

Approximately 40% of businesses in Canada have fewer than 100 employees. It is commonly recognized that small businesses are the backbone of the Canadian economy. A Globe & Mail article highlights the findings of the Scotiabank Global Economics Special Report on Small Business. The report indicates that small businesses have helped with the labour market … Continue reading

Coping with Change

Adapting to change is not only a survival skill but a skill that will help you succeed in life. Everything is always changing but some changes prove to be more difficult than others. Whatever the challenge (perhaps you have been recently let go from a position or you have been separated from a loved one) … Continue reading

5 Years Serving Newcomers!

On November 29th, the Durham Welcome Centres celebrated five years of servicing the newcomer community with Open Houses in Pickering and Ajax. Many local dignitaries, politicians, stakeholders and past participants attended to celebrate the accomplishments of the Durham Welcome Centres and a shared vision to help newcomers succeed.             Read … Continue reading