Thu. 8:15 - 10:15pm September 10 to November 26 (24 hours)
OR Sat. 10:15am – 12:15pm September 12 to December 5 (not Oct. 10) (24 hours) Animator: Sophian Mian
YOGA FOR EVERY BODY Come and experience Yoga. Learn the basics: centering, gentle stretching, asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing exercises), sequences, meditation and relaxation. Suitable for all ages and bodies. Warning: This class may cause inner peace, stress relief, a more flexible, stronger body, and increased energy. Please
bring a mat. 7087-A09
Mon. 6:30 – 8:00pm September 21 to November 30 (not Oct. 12) (15 hours) Animator: Antoinette Giacobbe
MANDARIN - LEVEL I This course will help individuals develop basic Mandarin speaking and listening skills. Basic grammar and an introduction to Chinese ideograms and characters for reading will also be covered. By the end of the course, students will have acquired the basic skills needed for them to hold simple conversations.
Tue. 6:30 - 9:30pm September 15 to November 17 (30 hours) Animator: Xuefeng Qi
ITALIAN - LEVEL I This introductory course in Italian language and culture is designed for students who have no knowledge of Italian. The course will help students to develop the ability to understand, speak, read, and write Standard Italian. Individual participation in class is a must.
Mon. 6:30 - 9:30pm September 21 to November 30 (not Oct. 12) (30 hours) Animator: Martha Marrone
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS & TRAVEL – LEVEL I In this course, students will learn basic Spanish for traveling and business purposes. Topics will include greetings and introductions, telling time, asking for directions, ordering food, arranging meetings, expressing opinion and more key phrases for getting around in the Spanish-speaking environment. This course provides basic conversation skills as well as cultural Hispanic
Mon. 6:30 – 9:30pm September 14 to November 23 (not Oct. 12) (30 hours) Animator: Pablo Salinas
HOME CHILDCARE TRAINING
CHILD DEVELOPMENT TRAINING FOR HOME CHILDCARE ASSISTANTS This course meets the government’s requirement for 12-hour training in child development for home childcare assistants. Students will focus on the different aspects of child development (physical, intellectual, emotional and social) and how to enhance development by providing quality care. Other topics include age appropriate guidance strategies, health and hygiene, and interactions with parents.
Tue. 6:30 – 9:30pm September 15 to October 6 (12 hours) Animator: Nancy Spector
FIRST AID FOR PARENTS AND CHILDCARE WORKERS Geared to the needs of parents and anyone working with young children, this 8-hour training session focuses on treating the injuries of young children. Topics include choking, CPR, bleeding, fractures and sprains, burns, allergies, and poisons. This course also provides certification recognized by Emploi Québec for anyone wishing to work in a daycare or a school childcare program. Certification by Quebec Heart & Stroke Foundation is available
upon request. 7096-A09
Sat. 8:00am – 5:00pm (1 hour for lunch)
October 3 (8 hours) OR Sat. 8:00am – 5:00pm (1 hour for lunch) November 14 (8 hours) Animator: Bob Green
CARING WITH HUMOUR AND LAUGHTER Do you feel overwhelmed by the demands of providing care for your loved ones? Studies show that caregiver stress can eventually lead to burn out and /or compassion fatigue. If you feel burdened with your caregiver responsibilities, the demands of your personal life, and your work responsibilities, then this workshop is for you! Sit back and take a humorous look at how to cope with it all.
Tue. 6:00 – 8:00pm November 3 (2 hours) Animator: Sheana Parker
COMPASSION FATIGUE: IS IT AFFECTING YOU? How are your caregiving experiences affecting your personal life? Caregivers have no special immunity to the stress of caring for increasingly dependent seniors and many experience substantial fatigue. This workshop is designed for caregivers who work with elderly people, either at home or in residences. Participants will identify the various triggers contributing to their compassion fatigue and develop a personal plan of action to ensure their own