Program: Employment Support and Professional Development Workshops

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Schedule

Employment support is provided by appointment. Please register here and we will be in touch shortly.

Fee: No charge

Description

We provide three forms of assistance:

1. Professional Development and Financial Literacy

Have you been through a messy divorce, a struggle with a physical or mental health issue, or other hardships? Get back on your feet financially with our series of free workshops on professional development and financial literacy. Learn to avoid common mistakes to avoid as you rebuild your life. We’ll equip you with the tools and resources to start you on your new journey.

2. Unemployment supportive Counselling. Register through our Therapy and Counselling program.

Through education and awareness, CCMF staff will give the client/s an opportunity to discuss past, present and future barriers and struggles to obtaining full or part-time employment. By understanding how males identify with obtaining employment and how unemployment can affect their overall wellbeing, the CCMF staff can assist with employment goals, career counselling, providing workshops and one-on-one assistance as well as providing appropriate referrals as needed. When in a group setting, individuals can create a non-judgemental support system where they can feel safe discussing struggles they have experienced and the societal pressures they face in regards to gender stereotypes, stigma and societal norms. The focus of the CCMF staff will have include; allowing individuals to speak freely about employment struggles and offer emotional support, provide services and referrals, as well as assistance filling out government documents (ie, Employment Insurance, O.D.S.P, O.W, C.P.P.D, Etc).

3. Employment Support: Résumé Critique, Cover Letter Building, Interview Preparation

To assist men and youth one-on-one or in a group setting with Employment Based Resource and assistance including; Résumé Critique and Building (Chronological, Functional and Combination Résumés), Cover Letter Building Assistance, Interview Preparation, and Unemployment Supportive counselling. By identifying barriers faced by men and youth within Toronto, Ontario in regards to obtaining successful employment, The CCMF staff will assist individuals through education, awareness, understanding and goal setting.

Résumé Critique

Assisting individuals with Résumé Critique will include education and awareness including; the purpose of a résumé, elements of a good résumé, the composition of a résumé, do’s and don’ts, correct vocabulary, common resume types including chronological, functional, and combination résumés, hard and soft skills, and proofreading.

Cover Letter Building

Assisting individuals with Cover Letter Building will include education and awareness including; Why you need a cover letter, purpose of a cover letter, cover letter writing, components of a cover letter, do’s and don’ts, and general cover letter tips.

Interview Preparation

Assisting individuals with Interview Preparation will include education and awareness including; How to discuss an appropriate interview time, steps to preparations, how to research a company, references, appearance; dress for success, visiting the location, what to bring to an interview, do’s and don’ts, what happens during an interview, typical interview questions, behavioural questions, types of interviews, after the interview has been conducted, and thank you letters.

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