VIRTUAL JOB SEARCH WORKSHOP SERIES
Linked-In for Beginners l Tues Jan 19 l 10:00 – 11:00am
Successful Interview Techniques l Tues Feb 2 l 10:00 – 11:30am
Cover Letters and Resumes l Fri Feb 5 l 10:00 – 11:00am
Linked-In for Beginners l Tues Feb 16 l 10:00 – 11:00am
Tapping into the Hidden Job Market l Fri Feb 26 10:00 – 11:00am
Register at bit.ly/3pERur9
In partnership with RNC Employment Services.
ENGLISH CONVERSATION MEETUP
Join us monthly to practice English in everyday conversation.
Each meetup will feature a different theme.
All levels of spoken English are welcome.
Wednesday, Feb 10 & March 10 | 10:30 - 11:30am
Register at bit.ly/33eBXEg or email Claudia at email@example.com
In these uncertain and stressful times, learn the benefits of meditation and basic meditation techniques that you will be able to practice on your own or with others.
One hour virtual sessions once a month.
New members welcome.
Saturdays, Jan 16, Feb 20 & March 20 | 11:00am - 12:00pm
For Zoom details, visit: bit.ly/2JIOPwd
Feel the benefits of gentle core body stretches, movements, and postures that will engage both sides of the body. Led by Jackie Thornton.
Thursday, January 21 | 3:30 - 4:00pm
For Zoom details, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us monthly for an interactive expert-facilitated virtual workshop for expecting parents and those with babies and toddlers. Each month, we will feature a different guest speaker and topic.
Participants will have the opportunity to learn, ask questions and connect with other families.
Thursdays | 11:00am – 12:00pm
Jan 21, Feb 18, Mar 18
Register at: bit.ly/3iUd0EG
ENTERPRISING CAREERS (Women 18+)
Boost your self-confidence as you identify your interests and skills. Discover employment options that fit your personality. Get motivated to follow your career path. Plus, access networking events with special guest speakers.
Orientation Session: Friday, Jan 22
Program Dates: Fridays, Jan 29 – Mar 26 l 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Register at: wcyr.ca/online-registration/
There is no cost to participants. Eligibility: Women 18 + | York Region Resident. Funded by The Regional Municipality of York.
"Claim the vote, claim the country? Part II: Key takeaways from the 2020 US election"
Thursday, January 21 | 12:00 - 12:45pm | Special Edition
Join us for a special edition of Scholars Hub @ Home.
Adam Churchard, PhD candidate in Politics, and Dr. Anna Agathangelou, Professor in Politics, return to discuss their five most important issues emerging from the 2020 US election and the rocky transfer of power between Trump and Biden.
Audience members will be given unique access to Adam and Anna’s expertise on all things democracy with the opportunity to submit their most pressing questions to be answered during a live Q&A session following their discussion.
Zoom registration through York University: bit.ly/3k5rlh7
All Welcome! You do not have to be a student/alumni of York U to attend.
WHAT IS DEMOCRACY?
If we want to live in a democracy, we must first ask what the word even means.
Director Astra Taylor’s idiosyncratic, philosophical journey spans millennia and continents: from ancient Athens’ groundbreaking experiment in self-government to capitalism’s roots in medieval Italy; from modern-day Greece grappling with financial collapse and a mounting refugee crisis to the United States reckoning with its racist past and the growing gap between rich and poor. 2018 l 107 min.
Thursday, January 21 | ALL DAY
Access Code: bit.ly/2XfPHMc
View Trailer: vimeo.com/266692157
DIGITAL STORYTELLING WORKSHOP
CAYR’s Digital Storytelling workshops provide individuals living in York Region who identify as 2SLGBTQ+, use substances and/or are impacted by HIV/AIDS, the opportunity to tell their story by creating a short video of image, voice, text and music layered together.
The first day will focus on script and voicing your story in a story circle.
The second day will focus on transforming your story into a digital story video. In partnership with CAYR Community Connections.
Tuesdays, Jan 19 & 26 or March 16 & 23 | 2:00 - 4:00pm
To register email Praanee at email@example.com; Kate at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 647-381-9199
Preparación para el Examen de Ciudadanía Canadiense
Este curso cuenta con cinco sesiones en español en donde aprenderás acerca de tus derechos y responsabilidades como ciudadano, la historia, geografía, gobierno, leyes y símbolos de Canadá. Los materiales de soporte son proporcionados en inglés y francés.
Del Lunes 25 al Viernes 29 de Enero | 6:00 a 7:30 pm
Este programa es organizado por CultureLink, Learning Enrichment Foundation, Aurora Public Library y Toronto Public Library.
Para registrarse, enviar correo electrónico a email@example.com o comunicarse con Claudia Montoya al 647-404-2235.
The COVID-19 pandemic reinforces the importance of the social determinants of health
Wednesday, January 27 | 12:00 - 12:45pm
It has been known since the mid 1850s that the primary factors shaping health are living and working conditions. Canada has produced many documents about these social determinants of health but provides a discouraging portrait concerning their quality and equitable distribution. The COVID-19 pandemic has served to reinforce these understandings yet the prospect of government action on these issues remains uncertain.
With Dennis Raphael, Professor of Health Policy and Management in the Faculty of Health. Q&A to follow.
All welcome! You do not have to be a student/alumni of York U to attend.
Q&Gay: a sexual health event
Thursday, January 28
4:30 – 6:00pm (18+)
6:00 – 7:30pm (ages 13 – 17)
Participate in an open and non-judgmental conversation about safe sex and harm reduction as it relates to communities in York Region.
Moderated by and in partnership with CAYR Community Connections.
Register at: Adults (18+) bit.ly/32Zwf9U | Youth (13–17) bit.ly/2UJXr8e
PROGRAMA DE PARENTALIDAD POSITIVA
Triple P entrega a los padres y madres estrategias simples y prácticas para ayudarlos a manejar la conducta de sus hijos e hijas, a prevenir problemas en el desarrollo y a construir relaciones fuertes y saludables. Impartido por Julia Johnson, Psicoterapeuta. *Cupo limitado.
En colaboración con Family Services York Region.
Tuesdays, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 25, March 4, 11, 25 & Apr 1 | 9:00 - 11:3am
Para registrarse, enviar correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org o comunicarse con Julia Johnson (Español/Inglés) o Varenya Kuhathaas (Inglés) al 905-883-6572.
RETIREMENT HEAVEN OR HELL
Author Mike Drak returns to discuss his new book and outlines the step by step process to create a successful retirement and why people struggle with this issue.
Learn the 9 Principles for Designing your ideal post-career lifestyle.
Tuesday, February 2 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Register at: bit.ly/3euPaOp | Zoom details will be emailed.
TUESDAY PHILOSOPHY CLUB
Join us virtually for a new topic every month in a friendly and engaging atmosphere.
Tuesday, January 26 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Topic: How Do We Live This One Life We Know We Have, To The Fullest?
New members always welcome.
Register at: bit.ly/3sf0XqB
Zoom detail will be emailed to registrants.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Presenting Dr. Cheryl Thompson
Meet Cheryl Thompson, Professor, Author and Public Speaker.
Reading & QA
Thursday, February 4 | 7:00pm
Register at bit.ly/3k9schY
Beauty in a Box: Detangling the Roots of Canada’s Black Beauty CultureUncle: Race, Nostalgia, and the Politics of Loyalty
“In Donald Trump’s post-truth America, where nostalgia is used as a political tool to rewrite history, Uncle makes the case for why understanding the production of racial stereotypes matters more than ever before.” – CBC Books
The CULINARY TRAVELLER: a virtual tour
Be inspired by the diversity of global cuisine at an online cook-along showcasing foods and recipes from around the world.
Friday, February 5 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
Register at: bit.ly/35HxjRF
In Partnership with York Region Food Network.
NEWCOMER WOMEN'S MEETUP
Enjoy a bi-weekly virtual meeting, where newcomers to Canada or Aurora can meet new people, share ideas, and learn more about our community.
Each meet-up includes a special focus or speaker, so there is always something new to learn or fun to be had.
Tuesday, Feb 9, 23 & March 9, 23 | 10:00 - 11:30am
Register at bit.ly/3g8C8Fp or Contact: Claudia Olguin email@example.com
DOING YOUR TAXES;
What’s In It For You?
Join representatives from Canada Revenue Agency and learn about benefit and credit payments you could receive from CRA if you do your taxes each year.
Wednesday, February 10 | 2:00 to 3:30pm
Q&A to follow.
Register for Zoom details at: bit.ly/2JlJmev
APPLYING FOR CANADIAN CITIZENSHIP
Learn about the updates to the Citizenship Act, the rights and responsibilities of Canadian Citizenship, eligibility requirements, application process, document preparation, free settlement services available in the community and resources from the Library that can help you prepare for your test.
In partnership with Catholic Community Services of York Region (CCSYR) through Library Settlement Partnerships (LSP).
Thursdays, Feb 11 | 3:00 - 4:30pm
To register email LSP@ccsyr.org; Call/Text 647-859-9092; Office (message): 905-770-7040 x 227/234
ONTARIO HERITAGE WEEK
Celebrate Ontario Heritage Week with a virtual architectural tour of the Parliament Building from inception to the present day.
• Free 1-hour interactive session• Architectural styles defined - Richard A. Waite, Edward James Lennox, George Gouinlock• Up-close look at the historic building
Wednesday, February 17 | 1:00 – 2:00pm
To register email Bernadette at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Microsoft Teams webinar link will be emailed to registrants.
Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada
Recent immigrants to Canada will learn about services, mentoringand bridging programs credential assessment and accreditation servicesand more in a virtual workshop facilitated by Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach.
Wednesday, Feb 17 | 10:00 - 11:00am
In partnership with Seneca TRIEC Mentoring Partnership
Register at: bit.ly/2UB19Rt
NEWCOMER BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP
Join us monthly for a virtual Newcomer Book Discussion Group where you will have the opportunity to practice your English listening, reading and conversational skills. All levels welcome! *A limited number of books will be made available to participants.
Wednesdays, Feb 24 & March 24 | 7:00 - 8:30pm
Secure Your Legacy with Estate Protection Strategies.
Join David Duong for this virtual presentation and learn about the following strategies: Capital gains-real life examples, how to minimize taxes, family law issues, tools and issues with cottages, funding the tax bill. Preregister.
Monday, February 22 | 7:30 to 9:00pm
Register at: bit.ly/2Ub1F8j | Zoom details will be emailed
THEY LEFT US EVERYTHING:
An evening with Plum Johnson
By turns humorous and touching, They Left Us Everything isan unforgettable memoir about family love, loss and legacies.
A disciplined British father, an exuberant Southern mother, five kids, fifty years’ worth of stuff, and the 23-room house that held them all. Plum Johnson’s memoir is a funny, heartfelt story about what parentsleave behind.
Thursday, March 11 | 7:00pm
For Zoom details, visit: bit.ly/2VzZkok
ENTREPRENEURS IN RESIDENCE
Join us virtually for a fast-paced evening featuring four entrepreneurswho will share their stories in a short TED X-style talk.
Thursday, April 15 from 7:00 - 8:30pm
Register at: bit.ly/39cDCwY
OBOA GRAND FINALE
Join us for the grand finale of the 2021 OneBookOneAurora project.
Meet Drew Hayden Taylor, author of Chasing Painted Horses, and enjoy a fascinating glimpse into the back story of this fabulous book. Q&A
Saturday, October 23 at 2:00pm
Tickets available August 1 at bit.ly/3pzC8mV
For information about OBOA, visit www.onebookoneaurora.com
OBOA PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST (Adults 18+)
This year’s OBOA Photography Contest invites your photos of art encountered in unexpected places.
For information about OBOA and the photography contest,
Send your entry to: email@example.comContest Deadline: Friday, October 1, 2021
OBOA WRITING CONTEST (Adults 18+)
This year’s OBOA writing contest invites you to tap into your imagination and draw from elements of fantasy, fairy tale, science fiction, or magic realism.
For information about OBOA and the writing contest,
Send your entry to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contest Deadline: Friday, October 31, 2021
ESL CONVERSATION GROUP
Practice everyday conversation, learn new vocabulary, improve pronunciation and speaking skills!
This continuing adult English conversation program is facilitatedby a York Catholic District School Board instructor.
Tuesdays & Thursdays | 12:30 - 2:30pm
Register in two steps:
1) Register online m at: ce.ycdsb.ca/esl/
2) A free language assessment test is required: email at email@example.com
or call 1-855-330-8655
PFLAG COFFEE NIGHT AURORA
Pflag Coffee Night Aurora is a safe space where members of the LGBTQ2 community, their friends, family or allies can come together. This is a place to seek support if you have questions or concerns about sexual orientation or gender identity and expression, or a place you can make new friends or connect with old ones.
Second Monday of every month | 7:00 - 8:30pm
We are taking our Coffee Nights online - So BYO coffee for now :)
Registration through Pflag at forms.gle/DaLHEwy5TM4GpzLq7
APL WRITERS' GROUP
The APL Writers’ Group is a small working collective that meets for the purpose of supporting and critiquing each other’s work.
For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Join us every Wednesday night at 8:00 pm for online trivia.
Test your skills, be social and maybe learn something new!
Playing is easy- simply go to APL's Facebook page at 8:00pm and type your answer in "Comments".