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Attention Permanent Residents: Free Summer English Classes

May 19, 2020

Living English for Employment (LEE) is a 7-week summer program. Classes
are from July 6th, 2020 to August 21st, 2020. LEE provides newcomers
(Literacy-CLB 4) with in class work-related English practice and weekly
work experience in the following areas:

  • Childminding
  • Sewing
  • Computers
  • Nutrition
  • Gardening

To register for the program, please call 204-944-0133 or
visit the website at www.alteredminds.ca/living-english 

Free Financial Literacy Workshops

May 13, 2020

Starting today, Assiniboine Credit Union is launching 4 free financial literacy digital workshops!
The workshops are every other Wednesday at 3:30pm.
Topics include:
  • Fraud prevention (May 13)
  • Loans (May 27)
  • Taxes (June 10)
  • Financial abuse prevention for seniors (June 24)

 

Register here: http://ow.ly/jPiJ50zEb4i

Technology Tuesdays: Passwords

May 12, 2020

This week’s feature video is about passwords! It is very important that you know the rules behind creating strong, secure passwords. The two characters in this video were AEPUCE students from last year – you may recognize them! Can you relate to Keiko?  

Find the video, and others here (don’t forget to subscribe): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqghD30yc0U 

 

Stay Home, Stay Safe*

May 11, 2020

In this time of COVID-19, health officials are telling us to ‘Stay Home, Stay Safe’. However, for victims of domestic violence, home isn’t a safe place to be.

If you or someone you know needs help, please contact A Woman’s Place Chat Line .

Phone or text: (204) 940-6624

Online chat: https://norwestcoop.ca/chat-quick-escape/

Trained counsellors are available Monday-Friday, from 9:00am-9:00pm to give support, information, resources and safety planning ideas. All communication is confidential and secure.

 

Wellness Wednesday: Mental Health Week

May 6, 2020

May 4 to May 10 is Mental Health Week 

We are all feeling the effects of the recent changes and challenges to our world. This week, we pause to reflect on the importance of mental health in our overall wellbeing. 

Many people are experiencing challenges with issues such as: 

  • fears about the pandemic  
  • uncertainty about the future 
  • physical isolation 
  • stress from care for family and community members 
  • information overload 
  • stress management 

There are many free resources and people ready to talk and to help you to take good care of your mental health. Here are a few that are available to you. 

Language Training Centre: student support team 

WRHA: Virtual Support Group (Sessions will be held virtually) 

  • Mondays & Thursday @ Noon! ACCESS WINNIPEG WEST  
  • To register, email: ldurling@wrha.mb.ca  

Government of Manitoba: Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program  

  • AbilitiCBT is a digital therapy program available to all residents of Manitoba age 16 or older experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic 
  • You will be able to connect to a professional therapist trained to help you 
  • To register, go to https://manitoba.abiliticbt.com/home   

RRC Healthy Mind Healthy College 

 

Reaching out for support as we go through this together improves mental health.  

For more information, contact: Larissa (lklymkiw@rrc.ca), Jillian (jhoogland@rrc.ca), Lauren (ljoyce@rrc.ca) or William (wbarr@rrc.ca).  

Tax Time: Important Announcement

April 29, 2020

​The deadline to file taxes has been extended to June 1st. However, to avoid delays in receiving payments like the Child Tax Benefit, individuals should file their taxes as soon as possible. For more information about deadlines, visit the Canada Revenue Agency website. 

Students with modest income and a simple tax situation, can contact New Journey Housing for help to prepare and file their taxes. New Journey Housing is offering electronic drop-off and pick-up method of filing taxes. They will even mail in the tax return if students do not have a printer at home. More information can be found here. 

 

 

Free Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program – Now Available!

April 22, 2020

Get help when you need it. Where you need it.

Caring for your mental health is important during the COVID-19 pandemic. AbilitiCBT is a new digital therapy program that is available to all residents of Manitoba age 16 or older experiencing mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety due to the pandemic.

You do not need to be referred by a doctor to use AbiltiCBT. You will be able to connect to a professional therapist trained to help you deal with:

  • pandemic challenges
  • the state of uncertainty
  • physical isolation
  • care for family and community members
  • information overload
  • stress management

Why use AbilitiCBT?

  • It’s confidential
  • It works and is clinically effective
  • It’s supported by experts
  • It’s accessible from home
  • It’s free and convenient

 

Ready to sign up? Click here.

For more information or to find other resources to support your total well-being, click here.

Improve Your Computer Skills Today!

April 20, 2020

Are you missing your computer lab classes at the Language Training Centre? Do you want to improve your computer skills and knowledge about technology? You are in luck! eSkills instructors at the Language Training Centre have created some videos to help you learn. This week’s video is about how to create a professional username for an email account.

Find the video, and others here (don’t forget to subscribe):

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGX4IScbwqjccTLTm3lTwTA

New videos will be released soon, so make sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel to receive notifications!