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YES' February Newsletter includes information regarding our Internship Program, the upcoming 15th YES Annual Entrepreneurship Conference, a call for submissions for the 2012 edition of the YES Art Expo, workshops for the month as well as our clients of the month: Marinda & Solari


 
   
FEBRUARY 2012
YES NEEDS YOU.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE GIVE TODAY.

Did you know?

 - Over 4000 clients visit YES over 14,000 times a year to benefit from our programs and services.
 - An impressive 89% of our job search clients succeed in economically integrating into Quebec.
- We assist over 1200 entrepreneurs and help launch over 200 businesses per year.
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It costs YES an average of $400 to serve each client who comes through our doors.

Late last year, YES launched its 2012 Direct Mail Fundraising Campaign in an effort to raise funds to offset some of the costs of keeping our services available. We depend on the support of government and private foundations for some of the funds we need, but an increasing proportion of our revenues comes from people like you. For those who have used our services or have heard of our services, you can understand first-hand the difference we can make in the lives of the clients we serve.

With your support, we can continue to help you, your family, friends, neighbours or those most in need to find jobs, start businesses, and start giving back to the Montreal community.  Your gift will become exponential in its impact.
 
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. PLEASE GIVE TODAY.



Cheques payable to Youth Employment Services. Receipts will be issued for gifts of $10 or more.
Charitable Registration Number: 88872 9050 RR 0001.
 
You can help us reach our goal of $30,000 by
March 31, 2012.
YES PAID INTERNSHIP PROGRAM - NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS!



CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: YES ART EXPO

This exciting event will take place on June 3 & 4, 2012 at the Montreal Science Center in the Old Port of Montreal.

Artists wishing to participate can review the eligibility criteria by clicking here and if you meet all of the requirements, you can submit an application before the deadline, Friday, March 30, 2012 by e-mail (or in person at the centre) to the attention of Leann Brown, c/o the YES Artists’ Program, at lbrown@yesmontreal.ca.

Space is limited. For more information on the expo, including a full list of eligibility criteria and application form, click here.

SAVE THE DATE:
THE 15TH ANNUAL YES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE
The 15th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference
Saturday, April 28, 2012
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
La Plaza Holiday Inn Midtown, 420 Sherbrooke St. West, Montreal


Cost:
$99.00 ($79.00 Early Bird Registration)
$69.00 (for students with valid student photo ID)*

*Must present proof of valid student identification and be under the age of 35 on the day of the event. If you do not present proper identification at the event, you will have to pay the full price. No refunds.


Register for 15th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference  in Montreal, Quebec  on Eventbrite

The 15th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference will be held at the La Plaza Holiday Inn Montreal-Midtown on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Each year, YES hosts this large-scale event attracting hundreds of entrepreneurs, making it the largest, English-language conference of its kind in Quebec.

This is a focused tour through real, proven, tested business strategies. Returning to this year’s conference are our Flex-Track Workshops. These workshops are designed for maximum flexibility and engineered as fast-paced, fun and informative. These sessions are hosted by Quebec’s most cutting edge entrepreneurs.

Attend our conference and you will have access to the entrepreneurial acumen, innovation and intuition of some of the most successful entrepreneurs in Montreal.


This conference includes:

- Workshops on starting, growing and financing your business - and more
- A mega-panel discussion moderated by Rick Peterson (CJAD), with past successful keynote speakers: Guy Laframboise (Subway Quebec), Peter McAuslan (The McAuslan Brewing Company), Andy Nulman (Just for Laughs), Rory Olson (Total.net)
- Networking opportunities with up to 250 entrepreneurs, speakers and accomplished business leaders
- Keynote address by Yona Shtern, co-founder, Beyond the Rack
- Exhibition of local organizations and businesses providing service to support entrepreneurs
- Breakfast, lunch and networking cocktail
- Participants' package

 Advertising, exhibition & sponsorship opportunities are available. Please call 514-878-9788 for more information.

YES WINTER/SPRING 2012 PROGRAM BOOK



YES CLIENT OF THE MONTH: MARINDA & SOLARI


Stay tuned for more on Marinda and Solari by checking out their website: www.marindasolari.com




The duo of Marinda and Solari formed in 2007 after sharing a stage in a typical English pub in London, UK. The following day, they collaborated on their first song and since then, they have written and performed in cities including Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto, Ottawa, Halifax, Geneva, New York, Paris and Bern.

Relocating to Montreal in 2010, Marinda and Solari began street-performing where they caught the attention of one of the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Programming Directors and consequently got booked for nine showcases in the 2011 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal.

Their music attracts different people for different reasons; some hear familiar elements - hints of jazz, tango, bossa nova and soul, while others hear something altogether new - sparse, rhythmic arrangements highlighting diverse musical influences.

Their first independently released album, ‘Motif,’ plays daily on CBC Radio, Radio Canada and Planète Jazz. They are hoping to release a new album in the next year.

Their future plans are what brought the duo to   the services of YES’ Artists' Program.
"I first started going to YES through the grant writing workshop that Monika (YES’ Artist Program Coordinator) puts on,” Marinda says.  “I went to her with a grant I was writing and she gave me some great advice and noticed things that I had previously overlooked.” The duo also performed at the YES Art Expo in December at the Marché Bonsecours.
 
“I'm now trying to put together some funding and a team to help organize and release a new album and I intend on re-visiting Monika so she might offer me some advice and helpful resources, and again help with a grant I will apply for in March.”

YES WORKSHOPS: FEBRUARY
 

 
Jump Start Your Job Search
(FREE info session)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2PM-4PM


Jump Start Your Business
(FREE info session)
*Also available online*
Wednesdays
1:30PM-2:30PM

Grants & Loans Info Session
for Entrepreneurs

(FREE info session)
*Also available online*
Wednesdays
2:45PM-3:45PM

Self Assessment
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Feb 8
10:00AM-12:00PM

Jump Start Your Art/Artist's Grants & Loans
(FREE Workshop)
*Also available online*
Thursday, Feb 9
(Repeats Feb 23)
1:30PM - 3:30PM


Interview Workshop
(FREE Workshop)
Monday, Feb 13
(Repeats Feb 27)
10
:00AM-12:00PM
Cold Calling
(FREE WORKSHOP)
Wednesday, Feb 15
10:00AM - 12:00PM


Résume Writing
(FREE Workshop)
Monday, Feb 20
10
:00AM-12:00PM



Your Job Search: Getting Motivated & Staying Focused
(FREE Workshop)
Wednesday, Feb 22
10
:00AM-12:00PM



Social Media: Tools & Strategies for Artists
($15.00)
Wednesday, Feb 22
6:30PM-8:30PM
Click here for more info

Careers in Marketing & Communication
($15.00)
Thursday, Feb 23
6:30PM-8:30PM
Click here for more info

French for Job Seekers
($75.00)
February 28 - March 23
Tuesday, Fridays
9:30AM-12:30PM

SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS:


 
 
 
   
THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION
THE HAY FOUNDATION
THE HYCLAN FOUNDATION
THE TAUBEN FOUNDATION
THE ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS:
           

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Tel: 514-878-9788
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Email: 
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