Are you 55 or older in the London area? Would you like to be more active in the community? Are you interested in freelance or contract work to supplement your income? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Over 55 London encourages you to attend! See below for the details! We’ll see you on January 30, 2020!
Join the fine folks at the Centre of Hope today for their first job fair…ever. Don’t miss out if you are interested in working to serve the community. There are roles of all kinds available. See below for the details. See you there! (January 9, 2020, 3-7:30 p.m., Centre of Hope Chapel, 281 Wellington Street, London ON).
Visit the lovely facilities at Pathways Skill Development in London ON on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 1-3 p.m. Details below!
The Burger’s Priest is extending its hiring fair for the new location in London on Wellington Road S.!
See below for details.
Next Tuesday, December 3, 2019, representatives from the LEHC and Family Services Thames Valley will host an information session for those interested in learning about the upcoming changes to ODSP in Ontario. See below for the details!
This will be highly valuable for those currently applying for, living on, or appealing ODSP. The LEHC also offers no-cost advocacy services to provide legal support to those within the ODSP system.
Join us at the Beacock Library from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (Doors at 6).
Visit the LEHC in downtown London to meet with company representatives and decision-makers from Saputo Foods in St. Mary’s.
No way to get to St. Mary’s? Ask about the Regional Ride-Share Program and Other Carpooling Options.
Today, Canada Remembers. The World Remembers.
Whatever your philosophical or moral beliefs, the historical fact is that many Canadian men and women sacrificed their lives for victory in the First World War. Today, we celebrate the armistice that marked the end of the bloodiest and biggest war in history at the time, but we also mourn. We mourn for the faceless soldiers that gave everything so we could live freely today. Today is about more than a symbol or a poem, or an evidence-based history; it is about sentiment. The sentiment to gratefully remember the brave individuals that made the ultimate sacrifice, the sentiment to respect and honour all of the fallen, this is what today is truly about. We do not need to limit this sort of gratitude to one day a year, either. Still, there are injured, disabled, or ill veterans that do not have access to the basics. There are families of veterans that continue to go without. Whatever it is that you do today to honour these courageous souls, take a minute to reflect on all that there is to be grateful for, and the miraculous beauty of this world.
“In Flanders Fields
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie In Flanders Fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.” – John McCrae
Rest in Peace, now and forever.
Today, the wonderful Employables team of the London Employment Help Centre rocked to the top of One London Place to raise funds for local community supports and poverty reduction initiatives. Thank you to all the donors, the other teams, United Way Elgin Middlesex, Scotiabank, the sponsors, and the community at large for making this a success! Together, we can work to reduce poverty and support productive livelihoods for the unseen, marginalized individuals of society. Most of all, this goes out to you, those with lived experience in poverty and disadvantage. Thank you!
From left: Tricia Dalton, Edward Pugliese, Emma Ferguson, Geoff Hume, Tammy Brooks, Elena Shkolnikov, Rob Spencer
Team Stats at a Glance:
$840 raised (and counting), surpassing the $500 team goal by at least 168%!
We’ll see you next year!
On Tuesday evening, October 29, an energetic group gathered at Olive R Twists at the Covent Garden Market in London ON.
Power Up London is a networking group dedicated to supporting London’s entrepreneurs and communities. This time around, mental health and well being were the topics of the day. We all suffer, have suffered, or know someone that has suffered from mental illness. This is a particularly tricky topic to broach in the workplace. Supervisors and Managers could perceive weakness or incompetence, coworkers could start to doubt you. This only makes things worse. People generally do not want to discuss these things in public with others. That’s a big part of the challenge here: by keeping all of these emotions and sentiments inside, one will only make it harder to seek the help and support she/he/they need(s).
Three courageous survivors of mental illness shared their stories of struggle, suffering, defeat, perseverance, resiliency, and victory. Mental illness is real; recovery is possible. Speak out. Start these courageous conversations. Reach out. There are a number of great supports in the London area for mental health and wellness. Contact the LEHC today to learn more and find out where to get the help you are looking for. No judgements. Only hope. Thank you to the event’s organizers and the speakers, and we hope to see you out at the next Power Up London event. Stay tuned!