Our Newcomer Services area assists newcomers to integrate socially and economically into Canadian society. Immigrants, refugees, recent arrivals to Canada and longer-term residents can access our comprehensive services at multiple locations to support their efforts to participate fully in their new surroundings.
We believe in our clients’ potential to actively shape their lives and their communities.
Newcomer Services Offer:
Settlement services: individual counselling, workshops, and referrals to other appropriate services and resources
Career mentorship for Internationally Trained Individuals, through The Mentorship Partnership (TMP)
Business Incubators and Resources
At all our locations, we offer business women a place to begin their business operation and meet and share ideas with others. We provide meeting and office space, as well as access to computers, the Internet, telephones and business resources. These supports are available to all women entrepreneurs.
As human beings, language is one of the most powerful tools we possess. It is our primary means of communicating with one another and expressing both our most basic and most complicated thoughts.
Most of us take our first language for granted. It is something we use every day with very little thought as to how we learned it. Move to a new country where your first language is not the official language and everything you took for granted has suddenly changed. Just stepping out the front door in the morning can be a truly terrifying experience when you don’t have the means to express yourself clearly. It can take a great deal of courage just to leave the house every day.
It comes as no surprise then, that language continues to be one of the number one barriers for newcomers in achieving integration into Canadian society. Language can be used to unlock many doors within a new country. It is you who hold the keys. Begin to learn or improve your English today.
“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in that gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.” - Theodore Roosevelt
In South Asian culture, we are taught not to be individualistic.As much as it is a very altruistic view and serves us to keep our families together.We must listen to the music within us and encourage our children to do the same to be the best human beings that we can be, become and aspire to be.Life is not a compromise, sacrifice or a drudgery to get through, it is a precious gift to enjoy, love and give.”Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snow flake” - M.B. Ray
What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.
“Playboy’s Interview with Ayn Rand,” March 1964.
You won’t work a day in your life, if you choose an occupation
by answering some of the following questions:
What do you love? What you are passionate about? What are you good at? What comes naturally to you? What uses your strengths, talents and abilities? What is your calling? Where you want to make a difference?
Where do you want to give back, pay it forward or leave it as a legacy?
What keeps you awake at nights?
What gets you moving?
What moves you?
What motivates you?
What gives you the most joy, happiness and sense of accomplishment?
What is it that you can do better than most people?
What makes you stretch and grow?
What adds to your life?
What makes you want to live more, enjoy more and give more?
What gives you the burning desires, magnificent obsession and all consuming passion?
What you were born to do?
What you believe in?
What you stand for?
What you will give your life for?
What is it that you cannot help it?
1. What are your personal interests? What do you love to do? What brings you joy?
1a. What 3 non-fiction books would you liked to have written?
2. What is your purpose? How can you help and serve others? What would others ask you for advice on?
2a. What challenges have you overcome?
3. What are some of your god-given, inherent and natural talents? What are your best characteristics and strengths?
4. What unique experiences have you had?
5. What are you knowledgeable about? What are your skills? What are your learned strengths?
6. What message would you love to share with people?
7. Who do you want to become? What do you want to learn more about?
8. Look at all your answers. Format them as a list of possible topics you could or teach about now or in the future?
9. Are there any threads? What topics keep coming up?
10. What topics resonate with you? What topic would you love to teach?
Outer Based Elements
Health, Wealth, Success, Technology, Beauty, Happiness, Relationships, Sex, Spirituality, and Personal Growth
Who are you going to serve?
1. Consider your “inner based” topics. How can you combine your topic with Health, Wealth, Success, Technology, Beauty, Happiness, Relationships, Sex, Spirituality, and Personal Growth
2. How can you apply your topic to a specific niche group or target markets?
How Can I Help?
The simplest way to create teaching topics is to answer the following questions.
1. How I can help people? How can I enhance people’s lives?
List 3 – 5 possible topics you’d like to teach or “try-on” for now and which niche group you might like to teach these to. (Don’t worry if you are not sure how to turn your topic into a money-making proposition for now.)You can learn how to convert your passion into a speaking career here: http://www.peakpotentials.com/new/courses_camps/tt.html
Your Passion is in the purple
1. Your gift/talent
2. Ability to manage/achieve
Martin Howey on “Finding Your Own Uniqueness.”
Download the full document source (Martin Howey) information below by entering terms ***“Finding your own uniqueness unskillful/unenjoyable” into Google.com.***
1. Unskillful / Unenjoyable
2. Unskillful / Enjoyable
3. Skillful / Unenjoyable
4. Skillful / Enjoyable
7. Unique The definitions of the Categories of Expertise are as follows:
Unskillful / Unenjoyable
Tasks you are not good at, nor are you interested in. For example: Some people don’t understand or enjoy working with income taxes. While taking additional courses, classes or training may help you develop a certain amount of competence in an area you don’t enjoy, continuing to work in this area may very well result in frustration, consume valuable time and move you further away from your goals.
Hiring a CPA who is not only good at working with taxes, but who also enjoys number crunching may be a more workable solution, and can free you up to spend more time on tasks you enjoy and are good at.
Unskillful / Enjoyable
These include things you are not good at, but you have an interest in. For example: You may have an interest in computers and learning all the latest software programs, but you may not be real good at mastering them.
No matter how much you may enjoy the task, if you either don’t have the time, the patience, the talent or the inclination to develop the necessary level of expertise, the learning curve may prove to be too costly for you to pursue.
Skillful / Unenjoyable
These are tasks you may be good at, but have no desire in doing. For example: You may do a great job at washing your car or mowing your lawn, but you don’t enjoy doing those tasks. Having a car wash or lawn service handle those jobs, can free you up to do more of the things you enjoy.
Skillful / Enjoyable
Some tasks you are good and you also enjoy doing them. You can derive a certain amount of satisfaction from doing these things, but you need to weigh just how good you are at doing them.
If you are only competent (or good) at them, perhaps your time could be better spent in other areas. On the other hand, if you really enjoy (are interested in doing) them, you may be willing to sacrifice the quality of the job you do for the benefit of the enjoyment.
Some things you do very well, and because of that you enjoy doing them. Or perhaps, because you enjoy doing these tasks, you happen to do them very well. Regardless of the order, you do an excellent job, and the rewards and satisfaction you receive makes you want to continue doing them.
Very few people in life or in business can be considered true experts. However, once in a while, you encounter a person who does things better than nearly anyone else. This person usually receives a great deal of satisfaction from doing their chosen work, and is most often very handsomely compensated.
As you move clockwise from top to bottom around the circle in the illustration above, things become easier, more enjoyable, and your effectiveness increases. However, Massive success in any area of your life can only be realized when you’re operating from a position of…
Your Own Uniqueness
This is a place where no one else can come. You and you alone, can occupy this position. This is where you do things that can’t be duplicated by anyone else.
You can always do online personality and career tests at
Read an amazing article by T. Harv Eker about discovering your passion:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”
“Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “press on” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.”
"I would rather be ashes than dust!
I would rather that my ashes should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot.
I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of a man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time."
"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
"Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail".
Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity.
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and
melting like a snow flake"