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October to December 2021

 

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Our fall webinar schedule is now available. We have designed our latest Connection and Community Weekly Webinar Series with both employers and job seekers/entrepreneurs in mind. Please join us online in GoToTraining for this series of interactive sessions. Anyone is welcome to attend, free of charge!

For further information please email classroom1 [at] makeachangecanada.com.


To register, please sign up for the sessions listed below.

NEW! How to Use Personal Branding and Social Media for a Dynamic Job Search
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, October 5 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

For decades, corporations like Nike have demonstrated the power of clear and consistent branding. In the same way that corporate marketing can distinguish a company from its competitors, you can use personal branding to fortify your résumé and job search. In fact, this will give you a real advantage in getting noticed. In this webinar Tara and Melissa will guide you through the process of creating a personal brand that will attract employers and set you apart from other applicants. You will also learn how to integrate your branding on social media for the most impact. Don’t miss this one!

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NEW! 20 Easy and Low-cost Businesses you can Start from Home
With Louise Doyle, Business Advisor, and Barbara Kemper, Job Developer
Thursday, October 14 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Thanks to the rise of remote working and the growth in online selling and e-commerce, there is much more opportunity today for individuals to start their own businesses with little to no start-up costs. So, if you are thinking of diving into entrepreneurship but don’t know what to do or where to start, this is a great session for you! Join Louise and Barbara in this webinar as they review our list of 20 easy and low-cost business ideas that won't break the bank and will get you up and running quickly. Register today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Diversity and Inclusion Awareness
With JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist, and Barbara Kemper, Job Developer
Tuesday, October 19 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Employers have determined including a commitment to diversity is not only a positive thing to do, but it enables them to tap into a skilled pool of employees they may not have previously considered. Find out how hiring for diversity and inclusion can benefit your business and how Make A Change Canada can help you find qualified, remote candidates who self-identify as living with a disability. If you are an employer intrigued by the idea of giving back and doing more, this lunch and learn is for you. Register for this free session today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Debunking the Myths and Celebrating the Benefits of Hiring Persons with Disabilities
With Tara Thom Burnett, Employment Facilitator, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, October 26 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In Canada, 3.7 million (or 20% ) of working age adults (25 to 64 years) are reported to have one or more disabilities. Among those aged 25 to 64 years, persons with disabilities were less likely to be employed (59%) than those without disabilities (80%). This remains the case despite numerous positive outcomes and success stories reported by employers across the country. Often, employers are hesitant to hire a person with a disability due to a lack of information. If you are an employer who would like to diversify your staff by tapping into an underrepresented, aspiring, and talented group of individuals, this webinar is for you. Please join us in this informative session where Tara and Melissa will discuss the myths and benefits of hiring a person with a disability, costs of accommodation, return on investment, and much more. Sign up today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Getting Your Numbers Right and Ready – Understanding the Cash Flow and Financial Statements
With Anne-Marie Edgar, CEO
Tuesday, November 2 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Does the idea of setting up your books and preparing your financial statements leave you in a cold sweat? You are likely lacking information and guidance and feeling unsure just where to begin. Fear is a common reaction for many small businesses, but it will only impede your progress in preparing the very documents every traditional lender needs to see. Join Anne-Marie in this session as they highlight the relative simplicity of getting your business’s financial projections set up right from the start. You will see a live demonstration of the cash flow and financials in action. Don’t miss this one!

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GUEST! How to Blog with an Outline
With Kimberley Hyatt, Content Coordinator at Spring Creative
Thursday, November 4 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

To remove the stress of blogging, it is important to build an outline before you start writing. Writing with an outline establishes structure, a segue into the blog for the writer, and builds confidence. Kimberley Hyatt is the in-house content coordinator at Spring Creative and is passionate about writing with purpose. Join Kimberley in this fun session to learn how to organize your thoughts into a cohesive flow using her step-by-step process. This session will benefit any aspiring or established blogger. Sign up today!

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NEW! Employer Lunch and Learn: Best Practices for Managing a Virtual Team
With Make A Change Canada's Management Team
Tuesday, November 16 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

These days it seems like everything is going online. Whether you are getting your first taste managing a virtual work team or are already a pro, you still need to be aware of current best practices. In this lunch and learn event Make A Change Canada’s management team will discuss the essential tools and information needed to support and engage a virtual work team. Topics include fostering workplace engagement, keeping the lines of communication open, and how to minimize mental drains during online meetings. This interactive session will allow you to share your experience and draw on our over 15 years of expertise as a virtual organization. Don’t miss this one!

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GUEST! Writing Emails that Really Connect
With Kathy Stowell, Online Business Coach at Spring Creative
Tuesday, November 23 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Whatever your business, you probably realize the importance of sending regular emails to your clients and customers. Email will keep them informed, engaged with your offerings, and feeling connected to what makes your business unique. But do you know what to write? In this webinar Kathy will show you how to write an effective welcoming sequence that begins the relationship building process in a way that speaks to your values as a business. You will also learn how to create a newsletter schedule and find new ideas for topics to share in these regular touchpoints with your customers. Stay in touch and sign up today!

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NEW! Get Motivated, Stay Motivated in Your Job Search
With JA ("Judy") Jonusas, Employment Specialist, and Melissa Hejja, Employment Specialist
Tuesday, November 30 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

People are facing more pressure and stress these days, and searching for a job can be a major contributor to this stress. Often, it can leave you feeling like you are going in circles and never accomplishing what you desire. The next thing you know, you’re feeling defeated and discouraged. If you find yourself in this situation you’re probably asking, “What can I do to stay better motivated in my job search?” In this webinar Melissa and JA will introduce several key strategies to help you stay motivated and explore how simple changes in your mindset and habits can result in a more positive attitude. Before long you will be keeping on track and will be on your way to finding your next job! Learn how to set realistic goals, incorporate new strategies, and refocus your energy to set yourself up for job search success! Don’t miss this session!

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SPECIAL EVENT! How a Remote Future can Unlock the Potential of People with Disabilities
With Marco Pasqua, Inspirational Speaker and Accessibility Consultant, and Doug Tardif, Managing Director at Eclectic Diversions
Friday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

In this special presentation Marco Pasqua will be joined by Doug Tardif in a "fireside chat" to explore the topic of remote work and people with disabilities. Marco and Doug will discuss the rapid shift to online work we have witnessed over the past two years, and what this means for people with disabilities in particular. They will explore the pros and cons of remote work for people with disabilities, the changing landscape of our workforce, and what the term of “adapt and pivot” means in the careers or businesses of people with disabilities. This interactive discussion will give you the opportunity to hear Marco's take on, and experience in, working remotely as a person with a disability and accessibility consultant. You will also have the chance to contribute to the discussion and consider how a remote future may impact you. Join us for this special event to mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

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RETURNING FAVOURITE! Goal Setting for 2022: Everybody Needs This!
With Doug Tardif, Managing Director at Eclectic Diversions
Tuesday, December 7 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific (2:00 p.m. Eastern)

Set a goal, and every aspect of your life is impacted. Newly retired, Doug Tardif is the former team leader of Make A Change Canada, and has thrived by setting goals and achieving easily 10 times more than the average person during his lifetime. Back by popular demand, Doug will share his personal insights in this special year-end session. Attend, and learn how to set realistic goals, establish milestones, and celebrate your achievements. Think of this session as your roadmap to success!

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