YES March Newsletter 2013-03-13

The YES March Newsletter comes packed with information regarding our annual fundraising campaign, news regarding the 16th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference, call for submissions for the YES Art Expo, the YES Client of the Month feature and much more!

The YES March Newsletter comes packed with information regarding our 16th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference, call for submissions for the YES Art Expo, the YES Client of the Month, our fundraising campaign and much more!

 
In this issue:
YES Entrepreneurship Conference
Annual Fundraising Campaign
A chance to attend the C2-MTL
YES Client of the Month
2013 YES ART EXPO:
Call for Submissions

Winter/Spring 2013 Program Book
Did you know?
YES Contests
Workshops: March 2013

 
   
GET TODAY'S INSIGHTS FOR TOMORROW'S BUSINESS AT OUR ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE: EARLY BIRD DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, MARCH 22ND





Special thanks to our conference sponsors:
                     

THE HAY FOUNDATION

THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION

THE ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION

SOCIÉTÉ DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ÉCONOMIQUE VILLE-MARIE
(SDEVM)


Special thanks to our media partner:

ANNUAL FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN: ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT!


In order to successfully fulfill our mission, we count on the generosity of the community to contribute to our annual fundraising campaign. Our goal is to raise $30,000 by March 31st and you can help.

Has YES made a difference in your life?  Perhaps you have attended some of our helpful and informative workshops, or received advice from our job search team or business and artists' coaches? If you can answer YES to any of these questions, we hope that you will consider a gift to YES. Any amount helps!

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. 

Thank you to those who have already donated.
Only a few weeks left to reach our goal!

YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
PLEASE GIVE TODAY.


Tax receipts will be issued for gifts of $10 or more

BE ONE OF 25 EMERGING ENTREPRENEURS TO ATTEND THE C2-MTL

CLIENT OF THE MONTH: ELEANOR SALINAS 
Eleanor Salinas graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the John Molson School of Business. She had initially heard about YES from one of her marketing professors and after she graduated, she attended several of the workshops that YES offers, eventually landing a job in online sales.

With a major in Marketing in tow, Eleanor knew that she wanted a career that extended beyond sales. She began to network extensively through YES’ Women in Technology events, namely the Tech Talk Program Launch and a career night devoted to women in Social Media & IT. “Thanks to these events I was able to find a great marketing volunteer activity that was relevant to my interests and helped me grow my skills,” she says. “I also got to meet more developed professionals who were open to sharing their career experiences with me. This was awesome for helping me to understand what I wanted in a career.”


“I managed to find a great new role that fulfilled this need by focusing on identifying exactly what I wanted and needed from the role by networking, freshening up my cv & cover letter and getting advice wherever I could,” Eleanor says.

“Now that I have found the job, I'm continuing to grow with YES. They're working on finding me a mentor to ensure that I can continue to develop career wise. I really appreciate all the help that YES offers and I'm happy to have the chance to continue working with them!”

CALLING ALL ARTISTS AND ARTISANS: 2013 YES ART EXPO
 

If you are an artist between 16 to 30 years old, wishing to display and sell your work to a large audience for FREE, then the 2013 YES Art Expo is the right place for you!
 
Celebrating the business of art and the art of business, this exciting event will take place on June 2 & 3, 2013 at Marché Bonsecours located in the Old Port of Montreal.
 
Artists, artisans and arts-entrepreneurs are invited to submit their application by the submission deadline of March 25, 2013. Eligibility criteria and application forms are available on the YES website at www.yesmontreal.ca or by calling 514-878-9788. For a hard-copy of the form, please come to the YES Centre at 666 Sherbrooke St. West, Suite 700.

This event is part of YES’ Artists’ Program and is generously sponsored by the Forum jeunesse de l'île de Montréal (FJÎM) and Canadian Heritage.


WINTER/SPRING 2013 PROGRAM BOOK
DID YOU KNOW...
  • The YES centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00AM-5:00PM for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library.
  • We offer one-on-one support to: job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), entrepreneurs (all ages), artists (all ages), and women in technology (all ages).
  • Many of our services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops (including a 4-week course in intermediate French), click here to view our Winter/Spring 2013 Program Book.
  • You can apply to any of the online job postings, by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Mon-Fri 9-5).
YES CONTESTS FOR ENTREPRENEURS & ARTISTS

 
WORKSHOPS: MARCH 2013
 
Jump Start Your Job Search
(FREE info session)  
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00PM-4:00PM 
  
Résumé Writing
(FREE Workshop)  
Monday, March 18
10:00AM-12:00PM
Interview Workshop
(FREE Workshop) 
Monday, March 25
10:00AM-12:00PM
Jump Start Your Business  
(FREE info session)  
*Also available online*  
Wednesdays
1:30PM-2:30PM   
Self-Assessment
(FREE workshop)
Wednesday, March 20
10:00AM-12:00PM

2:00PM-4:00PM
*NEW* Networking using Social Media
(FREE Workshop)  
Wednesday, March 27
10:00AM-12:00PM

Grants & Loans Info Session
for Entrepreneurs

(FREE info session)
*Also available online*
Wednesdays
2:30PM-3:30PM
Jump Start Your Art/Grants &
Loans Information Session for
Artists

(FREE info session)
*Also available online*  
Thursday, March 21
1:30PM-3:30PM
Women in Technology:
Career Orientation Session
(FREE info session)
Thursday, March 28
2:00PM-4:00PM
Register here
Drop-In Coaching Sessions for Artists 
(FREE, first come, first served)
Thursday, March 14
(Session repeats March 28)
2:00PM-4:00PM
*NEW* Women in Technology:
Careers in Web Design &
Development

Cost: $20
Thursday, March 21
6:30PM-8:30PM
Register here
French for Job Seekers
Cost: $75

4-week course begins Tuesday, April 2
Tuesdays & Fridays
9:30AM-12:30PM
 
 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS
          

              
 
              

             
 
 
THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION        THE HAY FOUNDATION         THE TAUBEN FOUNDATION

THE ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION        THE STATE STREET FOUNDATION    

THE PEACOCK FAMILY FOUNDATION

 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS