The Canadian Government Opens Applications for Rent Support

Many businesses in London are uncertain about what the future. No business should have to permanently close due to the unique challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. All community stakeholders must play a part if Ontario (and Canada) is going to keep its economic edge. If you are a local landlord or business, please consider applying for the Canada Emergency Commercial Rent Assistance today. There is a process, and it will take upfront investment of time right now, but there is support. Contact your local Employment Ontario agency, or other community partners in the area, to learn more. We’re in this together. We’re here for you!

Source: Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC), https://www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/

London and Area Works Job Fair Preparation Workshop, Friday May 8, 2020 at 10 a.m.

On May 8, the LEHC will offer a special edition of the job fair preparation workshop to support people in navigating the new, virtual format for the London and Area Works Job Fair on May 12, 2020 from 2-6 p.m.

Join the LEHC for the London and Area Works (Virtual) Job Fair Preparation Workshop. Register by emailing epugliese@lehc.ca or calling 519-439-0501 , ext. 260. We'll see you May 8 at 10 a.m.!

Registration for the job fair is required as it shares your contact information with the organizers. The link will be available on May 1, 2020 but this workshop will review the process to access the event, a new remote world of work and other tips, information and resources that can be useful in your active job search and networking efforts! See you next Friday!

Happy New Year from the LEHC!

Take a leap in 2020, a leap year

You’ve heard all the catchphrases, “New Year, New You,” “Spring into the New Year,” “This is Your Year.”

So, we’ll spare you the platitudes. The LEHC is interested in assisting, guiding, and supporting every person in setting, planning, and reaching set goals and objectives. While many people and places try to hype up the possibilities of the new year with little practical suggestion, we want to help you with the specifics of your situation and help in customizing an approach and strategy in the job market that will work for you. It is, after all, a leap year so do your best to take one.

There’s a lot of hardship at this time of year as well. We might reflect on all the resolutions we didn’t keep, or on how the year didn’t get us to where we want to be, and this will halt momentum in getting things done and making things happen. Try to approach this year with genuine curiousity and just start by noticing things, not trying to immediately solve or fix them. Beating yourself up about this stuff is only going to make it more difficult for you to realize your goals. Be kind and gentle with yourself, and give yourself credit for any victory, however small. This will make a positive and proactive approach much easier. Good things will happen. You just need to take the first, and hardest, step.

Visit the LEHC today and start your new year off in a positive and productive way!