Friday, August 11, 2017

Women's Health & Family Wellness Expo @ CFN

The Women’s Health & Family Wellness Expo 2017 is coming to CFN. The big event will be held on Saturday August 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm right here the Centre for Newcomers, with registration starting at 12:30 pm.

There will be many resource tables on display, as well as live entertainment, cultural performances, activities for children, light refreshments, door prizes, along with clothing and toy give aways. Take advantage of interactive attractions, including workshops on weight management and a healthy diet, skin care, fitness and dance, arts and crafts, free health screenings and more.

In the end, the day is a chance to make changes now and work towards learning how to lead a healthier, more active, more fulfilling life. See you there! 

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Totally Awesome Summer Camps @ CFN

Late last week CFN Productions once again had a chance to stop by for a visit with CFN's Totally Awesome Summer Camp's (TASC) counsellors and kids.  Totally Awesome Summer Camp is a school-aged care program for kids ages 6 – 12; it supports parents to continue their LINC English classes over the summer. Participants enjoy fun crafts, games, and outings designed to develop their creative, communication and leadership skills. The program is led by two post-secondary students through the Service Canada Summer Student grant program.

During our visit we had the chance to talk with Raina Kim, one of our TASC Counsellors and summer students who is currently enrolled at the University of Saskatchewan. And was the case with her fellow counsellor Joy, there is some serendipity to her being here. Raina's mother attended the Centre for Newcomers as a LINC student. not long after the family of five immigrated to Canada from Seoul, South Korea. After arriving here at just 7 years old, Raina has now has completed that serendipitous circle in her position as a TASC counsellor at CFN.  For a peek inside TASC, (during Science week no less!) and to hear Raina talk about her experiences simply watch below and for a few pics of our visit CLICK HERE. 

Totally Awesome Summer Camps @ CFN from CFN Productions on Vimeo.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Youth Possibilities Program Summer Graduation

Last Friday marked the latest graduating class from CFN's Youth Possibilities Program. The 21-week full-time program funded by The Government of Canada's Skills Link Program is for immigrant youth, or first generation Canadians, who have not yet reached their potential in work or school in Canada. Youth clients are supported to develop and begin to act on a career plan, to develop Life Skills and Employability Skills, and to practice their skills in a supported work placement with a local employer. With these supports, participants develop the skills to enter and succeed in the labour market.

Those in attendance receive paid training in Group-based Employability Skills as well as a 12 week paid work experience program. Immigrant youth and refugees who face barriers to employment are supported to develop their employability, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills to a level where they can enter the labour market or engage in career-focused education.

Congratulations to our graduates and never forget, you will always be a part of the CFN family! For a few photos of the day's events CLICK HERE and to see a few highlights simply watch below.

Youth Possibilities Summer Graduation @ CFN from CFN Productions on Vimeo.