Special event

Reconnecting with your Profession in Canada

Have you recently immigrated to Canada and want to connect with your profession?

During this workshop you will learn about:

  • Steps to take to be eligible to work in Canada
  • Local resources and services available for skilled immigrants
  • Mentoring programs
  • Bridging programs
  • Credential assessment & Accreditation services
  • Occupational specific language training

Registration required.

Facilitator: Vanessa McBride, Employment Mentoring Coach.

June 13th, 10:00am to 12:00pm
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LinkedIn & Social Media for Beginners

Social media offers great tools to help you in your job search. During this workshop, participants will learn the basic purpose of the following social media tools: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They will also learn how to use LinkedIn as a networking tool, set up an account, find information, jobs, employers, companies and make their profile highly searchable by others.


In partnership with RNC Employment Services and the Women's Centre of York Region.


June 26th, 2:30pm to 4:00pm
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In Conversation: Author & Activist Judy Rebick with Brock Weir

Judy Rebick has spent her life leading the charge for social justice through print, broadcast and in the streets. Formerly the president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Judy has hosted two national TV shows on CBC and continues as a frequent commentator on the airwaves.

May 1st, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
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Easter Monday High School Hackathon


Ages: 15 - 19

The Aurora Hackathon invites high school students to showcase their innovation and create a technology based solution to a real world problem through programming, software development, web design and App creation.

Over the course of 26 hours, teams are challenged to create a functional Android App and present their prototype to a panel of judges. (For specific App specifications contact: tneale@aurorapl.ca)

Gain insight from experts in the field ~ Boost your resumé ~ WOW local employers ~ Have lots of fun!

April 22nd, 8:00am to April 23rd, 1:00pm
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Pete the Cat Party

This is a special Saturday Storytime where we will celebrate all things Pete the Cat. Come party with us read, sing and do some awesome fun-filled Pete the Cat activities. Drop by and get ready to rock at our groovy Pete the Cat Party.   

Saturday April 6, 10:30-11:30

Ages 0-6 (best for children 3 and up with a caregiver)

Free, drop-in

April 6th, 10:30am to 11:30am
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Drag Queen Story Hour!

A magical story time experience hosted by Eva Lasting! The stories will help children learn that it's great to be who you are, and parts of the event will be interactive (but participation is optional). Children will get to be part of the story, wear some silly costumes and even strut their stuff bringing out their inner performer! Feel free to come dressed your best glamorous outfit!

Date: Saturday June 1

Time: 11:00-12:00 (including some dress up time)

Ages: 3 years and up

June 1st, 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Celebrating Chinese Heritage

Experience a sampling of the richness of Chinese culture at an afternoon featuring music, song and dance.

Spring Blossoms on a Moonlight River
(Soloist Ruiping Guo)

Happy Day
(Composed/Players Jenny Cao & Ruiping Guo)

The Song of Pear Blossoms
(Performed by Mellow Sisters)

A Dream in Red Mansions: Chinese Classical Dance
(Performed by Mellow Sisters & Yun Dance Group)

Fountain of Youth Qi
(Fountain of Youth Qi Group)

Introduction and Commentary by Ming Ming Xue


May 11th, 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Experience poetry, music and arts from the Arab world at a unique cultural festival.

Performances by:
Rula Kahil (Lebanon) - poet
Sozan Sami Jamil (Iraq) – poet
Naeem Hilany (Syria) – poet & artist
Mwafaq Katt (Syria) – artist
Younis Attari (Palestine) – poet
Esmaeel Abou Fakher (Syria) – musician
Abdulrahman Matar (Syria) – writer and poet
In Arabic and English
In collaboration with the Syrian Mediterranean Cultural Forum 

Saturday April 6 l 2:00 pm l Living Room

April 6th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
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Repair Cafe

Bring your bicycle, small appliance, clothing or other item in need of repair.
In collaboration with NewMaket and York Region.

Sat Apr 13, 10:00am - 1:00pm

Register at york.ca/repaircafe


April 13th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
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