Scotiabank Charity Challenge

On October 16, 2016, we will be participating in the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon – 5k, (or whichever distance you are registered) while raising funds for Houselink Community Homes.  Houselink provides permanent, affordable housing, supports and programs to enable people with mental health challenges to stay housed, healthy and in charge of their own lives.

This year, the Houselink Charity Challenge Team hopes to reach $20 thousand dollars in total pledges in support of the Social Recreation Program.  This vital program addresses participant’s biggest challenges to recovery: poverty and social isolation, by building bridges to physical activity, good nutrition, affordable entertainment, and most importantly, a community of peers.

With this remarkable goal ahead of us, we encourage you to support me and the Houselink Challenge Team and make your pledge today!  You can make all the difference in helping to improve the quality of life for those who live with mental health challenges.

If you HAVE NOT registered for the race, click here to register for the race and to fundraise in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.

Employment Fair

The “Employment Fair” is being organized by Houselink Community Homes, Road to Employment Project. Participating organizations will include local employers, as well as employment support services, job training organizations and skill training programs. There will be over fifteen companies (private, government, non-profit and social enterprise) that will be participating and promoting their employment resources at this event. This will be an opportunity for job seekers to engage in face to face conversations and/or distribute their resumes to potential employers. The event is open to community agencies that are offering supports to and including mental health, addiction and homelessness.

Participant registration can be done through Eventbrite at the link below.

This event is open to all community agencies and their participants who are seeking employment, including agencies that work with the mental health, addiction and homelessness communities.

WorkAbility: The Inclusive Employment Strategy Summit

WorkAbility PosterThe Dream Team, a member run group of psychiatric consumer/survivors, is currently conducting a project on inclusive employment. We are organizing a free, one day conference on November 27th called WorkAbility: The Inclusive Employment Strategy Summit. The conference will bring together stakeholders from many groups interested in inclusive employment and focus on educating and learning from mutual challenges, strategies and tips. There will be panel discussions, key note speakers and facilitated group discussions. It is free, and lunch and snacks will be provided. Consumer-survivors are encouraged to attend. WorkAbility will take place at College St. United Church (College and Bathurst), and will run from 9:00am – 4:00pm. To register, please sign up here: http://bit.ly/1X6ZkFC.

Email or call Lydia with questions: lydiabe@houselink.on.ca, 416-516-1422 ex. 251.

 

 

Thank you

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Thank you.  Your support will make an incredible difference in the lives of people in your community.

 

Overcoming Barriers to Employment

Call soon to register and join us every Monday in 4 workshops to engage with agencies speakers in mapping your own route to remove Barriers to Employment. Participants start with an individual assessment of Barriers to Transition to Employment, then how to deal with Environmental Barriers, learning new ways to transition to Overcome Educational Barriers and group discussions to help you surpass Employment Related Barriers, reap the benefits of accommodation and ensure a smooth workplace integration and job retention.

 

Community Support Fair

communitysupportfairpsdJoin us at the Community Support Fair and learn about the options you have regarding support for everyday challenges.

The Recovery Forum is about maintaining your wellness. Guest Organizations will include Sistering, Alternatives, Canadian Diabetes Association and more.

This is a free event and open to the public.

 

 

Developing Skills & Resources to Access Employment

Call soon to register to join us in the Road to Employment Project 8 workshops to engage with expert guest speakers to learn effective ways to Search & Apply for Jobs, get involved in Creating a Winning Resume, Networking Your Way to a Job, bridge the gaps to a new career through Getting an Education or On the Job Training, what are the things you must know to Start an Apprenticeship in Your Chosen Trade, and get help Developing a Business Plan.

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$ 8,910.00

Total Pledges Received as at October 6, 2015

We are getting closer and closer of our goal of raising $ 20,000 in total pledges to support vital participant programs

You are invited to join the Houselink Community Team on October 18, 2015 to run or walk and to help us in providing safe, affordable housing, support and programs to those living with persistent mental health and addiction issues. There are many ways you can participate. You can join as an individual or as a group of your friends, family, and colleagues. Your participation will help by raising money and demonstrate your support for:

  1. Those who are homeless or otherwise marginalized
  2. Innovative programs and supports to help meet basic needs
  3. Improving the quality of life and self determination of those most at-risk

If you HAVE NOT registered for the race, click here to register for the race and to fundraise in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge.  If you have already registered for the Race (Marathon, Half Marathon or 5k), click here to create a fundraising account. Make a one-time donation to the charity.

Job/Employment Resource Fair

The “Job & Employment Resource Fair” is being organized by Houselink Community Homes, Road to Employment Project. Participating organizations will include local employers, as well as employment support services and job training organizations. There will be over fifteen companies (private, government, non-profit and social enterprise) that will be participating and promoting their employment resources at this event. This will be an opportunity for job seekers to engage in face to face conversations and/or distribute their resumes to potential employers.  This event is open to all community agencies, including mental health & addiction, & homelessness.

Registration can be done through the Eventbrite link below. We look forward to seeing you at this event.

 

 

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