Celebrating 75 years of success in 2012, WoodGreen Community Services is one of the largest social service agencies in Toronto. A founding United Way of Toronto member agency, WoodGreen has grown to span 36 locations and serves 37,000 people each year. WoodGreen helps people find safe, affordable housing, seniors live independently, internationally-trained professionals enter the job market, parents access childcare, children and youth access after-school programs, newcomers settle in to Canadian life, homeless and marginalized people get off the streets and youth find meaningful employment and training. For more information about WoodGreen and all of it’s services, please visit the website.
Under the Immigrant Services Unit at WoodGreen, you will find the Community Connections Program. This program unites newcomers with Canadian volunteers. Here, they can become more connected to their communities, practice English communication skills and learn more about their professions and Canadian workplace cultures. Newcomers are able to adapt, settle and integrate into Canadian Society by gaining a sense of belonging and by being given opportunities to build and develop networks with people who are rooted in Canadian culture.
Developed by Community Connections Program staff and volunteers, this blog was created as an interactive and new way to support and guide newcomer professionals in their pursuit for their Canadian career! On a weekly basis, there will be new posts discussing employment related materials from the perspective of the bloggers. Coming from various professional backgrounds, the team has a wide variety of expertise and experiences ready to be shared. On occasion, there will be guest bloggers contributing material to bring fresh perspectives to topics.
Should a reader have any questions or comments at any time, please feel free to contact the team.