Muslim Social Services of Kitchener Waterloo

at 65 Hanson Ave, Kitchener, N2C 2H6

Muslim Social Services is a not-for-profit, volunteer driven organisation that provides culturally and spiritually sensitive humanitarian services.


Muslim Social Services of Kitchener Waterloo
65 Hanson Ave
Kitchener , ON N2C 2H6
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 519-772-4399x3
Website
http://www.muslimsocialserviceskw.org

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Muslim Social Services would like to remind those interested in participating in the Volunteer Training Workshop that it is running tomorrow (Saturday, August 9th, 2014) from 11 am-3 pm, and we still have a few spots available. Please register by emailing us at studentintern@muslimsocialserviceskw.org. Come and learn all about what volunteering is in Canada as well as meet new people and increase your social networks. A fun filled and fully educational experience. Pizza to be served during lunch.

Published on 2014-08-08 18:46:32 GMT

We have redesigned the last two workshops to meet the needs of all! If you are a newcomer refugee starting high school and want to be prepared to meet the challenges of technology in school, a parent interested in learning about social media, or a senior wanting to learn the basics of computer use or social media, this workshop is for you. When: Wednesday August 20th and August 27th Time: 2-4 PM Where: The Family Centre, 65 Hanson Ave. Kitchener To register: Email: studentintern@muslimsocialserivceskw.org Call:519-772-4399x3

Published on 2014-08-19 03:52:50 GMT

The 8 weeks Newcomer Training Workshop for second line community resources is in its fourth week! The first week’s session covered the important topic of “Belonging in Canada” by Janet Howitt, currently working with Immigration Partnership. She was able to present useful information in a simple yet effective way. The second half of the session presented by MSS staff Bibi Baksh who spoke on “identity”. She gave perspectives on how to maintain one’s identity and adapt to a new identity at the same time, thus reducing the stress experienced by loss or lack of identity. The second week’s session was conducted by Jassy Narayan Onward Willow in Guelph, and one of the founding directors of Focus for Ethnic Women (FEW) in Waterloo. Jassay’s workshop dealt with the curtail concept of volunteering in communities. She skilfully related this topic to volunteerism in other countries, extracted the volunteering strengths of participants and showed how these could be transferred to the new community they live in. She also gave examples of how the training and knowledge obtained through volunteerism could transfer to job skills and open employment opportunities. Session three had four presenters, Sonya Medeiros an Employment Counsellor at The Working Centre, Lutfiye Tutak, an Employer Liaison at Northern Lights Canada and Jay Palani and Mimi Borooah-Pyattare employment counsellors at the KW Multicultural Centre. This week’s concentration was on employment and a wealth of information was presented. Participants learnt about different job search workshops, where to find resources and practical help and were provided with useful contact information. Part of the presentation dealt with internationally trained professionals which is particularly helpful to many of the participants. Today’s session will be done by Analuz Martinez from K-W Multicultural Centre. She will be covering Settlement and interpreter services. Our participants look forward to hearing and sharing ideas with her. Translators are available for these sessions! Please encourage anyone who you think can benefit to attend.

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