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January 2013
Riverwood Conservancy
Birds of a Feather... Nature and Art Together
January 2 - 3 - 4 - 2013

Free Family Fun for all ages. Bundle up the family and head to Riverwood as The Riverwood Conservancy with Visual Arts Mississauga present a morning of natural wonder and artistic inspiration.

Spend half of your morning with The Riverwood Conservancy enjoying a teacher led nature walk, hand feed wild birds and warm up with hot chocolate.

Then enjoy a visit to the Art Studio with the Visual Arts Mississauga. Friendly art instructors with awaken your imagination and help you create your own chickadee inspired art piece. Enjoy a nature inspired art exhibit.

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations    

Homework Help
Are you in grades 7 to 10? Need help with math homework? Then why not get live, online math tutoring from an Ontario teacher? It's free and easy to sign up.

Homework Help is run by TVO's Independent Learning Centre with support from the Ontario government. Students get free online Homework Help


Setting up your account: To log in and register, you'll need your Ontario Education Number (OEN), found at the top of your report card near your name.


Sign In or Register for Homework Help at: https://homeworkhelp.ilc.org/secure/login.php   

Live online tutoring: You can log in between 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET from Sunday to Thursday for one-on-one tutoring.


You can also join your grade's tutor room to see what questions other students are asking and then watch teachers walk through problems on the group whiteboard. And since only the tutor sees your username, no one will have to know who you are!


Note: Homework Help is offered in English and is only available to students at publicly funded schools.


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations    


World Education Services Survey

World Education Services (WES) is a not for profit organization with over thirty five years' experience, twelve years in Canada, verifying and evaluating international educational credentials.


WES is in the process of introducing some new services which will have great value to immigrants currently living in Canada and the United States.  Before they finalize their introduction, WES would like to conduct a survey with internationally educated professionals; to learn their impressions and suggestions for improvement. 


The survey is brief and easy to complete.  As well, WES is offering a prize drawing for participants who qualify for the survey: 5 VISA gift cards, each in the amount of $100, will be raffled.  


Log on to: http://s.zoomerang.com/s/OPINIONSURVEYMVSR2   


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations      


Be The Change - Youth Program
"Give young people the proper skills and they will change the world."

Building on this concept, Be The Change (BTC) is a youth focused program that promotes civic engagement by providing youth with leadership and networking skills.   


This program is funded by Ontario Trillium Foundation and offered at Brampton Multicultural Community Centre.


BTC is divided into three modules which are geared to equip the youth with a variety of skills to address identified issues and create a positive change in their community.


1. Leadership foundation: focuses on public speaking, media training, negotiation and leadership development.


2. Youth Engagement: comprises of getting the youth acquainted with various stakeholders related to the identified issue and understanding how the decision making process works within their local and regional community. This includes visits to city council, arranging meetings with the mayor, MPPs and the regional and city counsellors.


3. Mentorship: gives the youth a chance to network and complete their project with the guidance of mentors who will extend their experience and wisdom throughout this activity.


This is a comprehensive program for youth between ages 15-24 which provides them with an educational and practical experience to empower them to BE THE CHANGE!


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations 


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Feedback and Submissions
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Service providers, we are happy to promote new programs and events at your agency through this newsletter.

Newsletter Team
Scheduled Events

Tax Information Session
January 3, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm

Know Your Rights at Work Brampton City South
January 8, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm

Healthy Living by SACHS
Brampton East
January 22, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm

Credential Evaluation by WES
January 22, 2013
10:00am - 12:00pm

"Jog your mind": Documentary Club
January 25, 2013-10:30am

For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations 

Did you know...?

The Centre for Education & Training is pleased to have been selected by Toronto Area Chevrolet Dealers as the staffing experts to assist them in their current recruitment for various Sales and Marketing Opportunities. 


Toronto Area Chevrolet Dealers are hiring Automotive Sales Professional Staff proficient in Tamil, Punjabi, Mandarin and/or Cantonese  


Find out if you are the right fit for the Chevrolet Team. Visit us online at:  



For more information please contact nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations.    


Are you Internationally Trained...
Mobile Systems Integration Bridging Program

The Humber Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning is offering a bridging program for internationally trained immigrants with education and experience in information technology, computer science or engineering (computer, electronics or electrical).


In two semesters (28-weeks evenings and weekends) benefit from cutting edge training that will help you gain advanced concepts and skills in computer networking, information security, installation and configuration of servers in a virtualized environment with an emphasis on operating systems.


For more information contact: nic@tcet.com or visit any of our locations


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The Newcomer Information Centre is an innovative program that provides free settlement information to newcomers and residents from a number of accessible locations across Peel and Halton.   
A smooth transition into Canadian life is critical to success and our program provides accurate referrals to make this happen.  Clients work with friendly multi-lingual staff and get confidential counselling about settlement, employment, health, housing, education, language training, immigration issues and more.  Counsellors speak Punjabi, Spanish, Arabic, Urdu, Farsi, Mandarin, Cantonese, Romanian, Croatian, Russian, Serbian, French, German, Polish, Swahili, Tamil, Hindi, Bulgarian and Pashto.


Drop by at any of our locations to speak with a counsellor.  No appointment is required. 


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Caledon Library: last Tuesday of every month

Milton, Library - Beaty Branch: every Tuesday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Milton, Library - Main Branch: every Tuesday 2 - 5 p.m.

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