Newsletter October 2019

RSVP - QUARTERLY GENERAL MEETING NOVEMBER 20 FROM 5:30PM TO 8:30PM

Learn more about the Golden Mile Redevelopment at our Winter Quarterly General Meeting Wednesday, November 20. Local residents are in the process of developing a Community Benefits Framework. RSVP here.


NEXGEN BUILDERS MENTORING PROGRAM

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TCBN’s groundbreaking mentoring program, NexGen Builders, is now being scaled up to accept more mentors and mentees. There is a waiting list of more than 70 mentees that we are working with to train over the next several months and match with a mentor from their desired trade.

All mentees from our first pilot are now successfully pursuing a career in their chosen trades such as - Operating Engineer, Electrical Worker, Carpenter, Labourer and Plumber. We thank participating unions for their support and we are actively recruiting new mentors. Become a Mentor.

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QUICK START IN CONSTRUCTION

With a growing shortage of skilled trades workers, given the opportunity, women have the potential to make significant gains in this male dominated industry. TCBN invites women to enter a Red Seal trade through Quick Start in Construction. Programs are 140 hours in length, offered on evenings and weekends or weekdays from Monday to Friday. Learn more.

JOB FINDING CLUB 

Join our Job Finding Club, Saturdays from 10am to 3pm. Our Employment Ontario partners and a Career Coach are on hand to guide you through your journey to find work with companies offering community benefits programs.

Opportunities include construction apprenticeships, professional, administrative and technical jobs as well as contracts for social enterprises and local and diverse-owned businesses. Information sessions are held every Saturday at 11am. Register here. Drop ins welcome.


PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERIES ON CBAs FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

The construction industry is complex! Employment and social service providers need the skills, knowledge and relationships to make informed referrals when guiding underrepresented groups - women, youth, newcomers, veterans, Indigenous, racialized peoples - into decent careers in the industry. Our Professional Development Series for Service Providers breaks it down for you. Learn more and complete Expression of Interest here.


REGENT PARK COMMUNITY BENEFITS COALITION

Since the Winter QGM in Regent Park, the TCBN has been active in supporting the Regent Park Neighbourhood Association (RPNA) in leading a local Community Benefits Coalition of residents, community groups and organizations. The goal of the coalition is to secure a legally binding agreement with Toronto Community Housing (TCH) and selected developer that commits to both short and long term community benefits in Regent Park. After weeks of negotiations with TCH, the Coalition is excited to announce a Community Benefits Framework Agreement for Phase 4 and 5 of revitalization in Regent Park. More details to come.

AGM_Team_Cake.jpgJOBS AND REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS

TCBN is hiring. Join our dynamic staff team of passionate community organizers and project management professionals. We need a Manager for our Community Benefits Programs, a Coordinator for our NexGen Builders Mentorship Program, a Career Coach for our Quick Start in Construction Program, a Coordinator for our Awards and Recognition Event, and a Coordinator for our Women Ambassadors Program. See job postings here. Deadline to apply is November 13th 2019 at 5pm. We will continue to accept applications until all positions and contracts are successfully filled.

REQUESTS FOR PROPOSALS:

We are also seeking teams of consultants to assist with programs and systems design, curriculum development, marketing and communications, monitoring and evaluation as well as team building and strategic planning. Contact rpowell@communitybenefits.ca to obtain the Request for Proposal document and to arrange an interview.

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or by telephone at 647-545-8226 or show your support via social media.

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