YES June Newsletter 2014-06-12

The YES June Newsletter comes packed with information including a re-cap of the 17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference, inspirational videos for job seekers, entrepreneurs and artists, YES' Internship Program, information about Tune In To YES8: A Benefit Concert & Silent Auction, YES in the NEWS, the Client of the Month and more!

In this issue:
YES Internship Program is now available
RECAP: 17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference
Inspirational videos: DARE TO SAY YES, GO FOR IT & PUSH IT FORWARD!
Hold the date: Tune In To YES8

An easy way to show your support for YES
Client of the Month: Lara Chauvin & Antionette Romano  
YES in the news: Getting linked to linkedin 
Did you know?

June/July Workshops





 
  
LOOKING FOR VALUABLE, PAID WORKING EXPERIENCE?



To view some of the YES Paid Internships available through this program click here.
 
RECAP: 17TH ANNUAL YES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE 
 
The 17th Annual YES Entrepreneurship Conference: Innovation  & Creativity, held at the SAT on May 21st was a significant success for YES. The forging of a new format for the annual event proved successful based on the positive feedback garnered through participants and conference speakers alike.

The vibe, the social media buzz and the inspiration was indisputable! 

Tweeted by BusinessforBeginners @bizforbeginners:
"Lesson learned from Julian @Crudessence: Taking on too much makes it hard to focus. #eshipyes @YESMontreal #startup #entrepreneur"


Tweeted by MELON Communications @MELONmtll:
"Creating a common voice in all your marketing materials is key" More wise words from @DAVIDsTEA @YESMontreal #entrepreneurship conference"

Many thanks to all those who provided inspiring talks and words of infinite wisdom:  Ric Peterson, Matthew Marchand (ALDO Shoes), Andrew Richardson (Targray Technology International), Tina Serrao  (BeaverTails/Moozoo Juices), Corey Velan (FixMeStick), Julian Giacomelli (Crudessence), Ethan Song (Frank & Oak) and Howard Tafler (DAVIDsTEA).

Click
here to see photos from the event.
 
Special thanks to our sponsors:
  
The John Dobson Foundation                           The Zeller Family Foundation

 
INSPIRATIONAL VIDEOS: DARE TO SAY YES, GO FOR IT AND PUSH FORWARD!

 
 

On March 27th 2014, with the support from Status of Women Canada, YES held a networking event that featured speed interviews and networking with 21 companies in Montreal looking to hire women in technology.

The goal of the event was to promote women in technological roles and technology companies by allowing these qualified women to hone their interview skills, build valuable connections within the industry and ultimately develop their career aspirations! 

Check out this video to hear thoughts from industry leaders on the importance of promoting technical careers and opportunities to women of all ages.

 
HOLD THE DATE: TUNE IN TO YES8


 
AN EASY WAY TO DONATE TO OUR CAUSE


 
CLIENT OF THE MONTH: LARA CHAUVIN & ANTOINETTE ROMANO - EnviroARTWORK



 
EnviroARTWORX began when two stay at home moms, both living on the same street and possessing a wealth of experience in children’s education and arts & culture, decided to bring together their combined skills and provide “Environmentally-friendly crafts and culturally-stimulating arts” to the public.

Since winter 2013, the duo behind EnviroARTWORX,  Lara Chauvin and Antoinette Romano have been effectively expanding their initiative, bringing a unique program that ties together environmental awareness, science, “out of the box” thinking” and branding to people ranging from students to adults. “Each participant works individually or in teams and dons their thinking caps both scientifically and creatively to make an almost edible, non-toxic professional-looking product that is safer than anything you may find in stores,” they said.

EnviroARTWORX has now grown to include ArtWORX (an imaginative trip around the world creating unique arts & crafts); CookWORX (naturally delicious foods that  is not junk!); MamaWORX (for both mom & baby, so non-toxic you can almost eat it!) and other fascinating themes.

 
 
For the last year, both Lara and Antoinette have been using YES’ entrepreneurship services for strategic guidance with their business coach, Douglas Leahey. “With a positive demeanor, Douglas has been very accessible, open to listening and providing feedback when needed,” the duo said. The next step for the enterprising duo will be utilizing that expertise as well as the resources available at YES for grant applications, expansion steps and possible franchising.

“Just like a budding plant, EnviroARTWORX  is expanding and soon we will be recruiting Assistant and Lead Animators to take on many more schools, libraries and possibly expand outside of Montreal!”

For more information about EnviroARTWORX, visit
www.enviroartworx.com

 
 YES IN THE NEWS: GETTING LINKED TO LINKEDIN


 
 
It is more than likely that job seekers, entrepreneurs, anyone who wants to create a professional profile, is linked to LinkedIn. But what most of us don’t know is how to use it to its full potential. Stephanie Zacharkiw, a career advisor here at YES, reveals to Global Montreal's Richard Dagenais, the secrets and benefits of having  a LinkedIn profile.

Watch the video here.

For more tips and tricks, subscribe to our Youtube channel by clicking here.

 
 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), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are now offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops (including a 4-week course in both beginners & intermediate French), click here to view our Winter/Spring 2014 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).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca

 
 JUNE/JULY WORKSHOPS
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
(Free Workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Interview Workshop
(Free Workshop)
Mon, June 16
10:00am-12:00pm
 

 
Résumé Writing 
(Free workshop)
Mon, June 23
10:00am-12:00pm


Register here.
Self-Assessment
(Free workshop)
Wed, July 9
10:00am-12:00pm
Jump Start Your Business
Information Session

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
1:30pm - 2:30 pm
*NEW* Empowerment: Pathways to Success
(Free workshop)
Wed, June 18
10:00am-12:00pm
Interview Workshop
(Free Workshop)
Mon, June 30
10:00am-12:00pm
 
 
Interview Workshop
(Free Workshop)
Mon, July 14
10:00am-12:00pm
 

 
Grants & Loans Info
Session for Entrepreneurs

(Free Workshop)
(Handouts $2)
Wednesdays,
2:30pm-3:30pm
Jump Start Your Art/Artists' Grants & Loans 
Cost: Free (Handouts $2)
Thurs,June 19 
1:30pm-3:30pm

Register 
here.
Résumé Writing 
(Free workshop)
Mon, July 7
10:00am-12:00pm


Register here.
 
Networking Using Social Media 
(Free workshop)
Wed, July 16
10:00am-12:00pm
Register 
here.

 

 
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 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR FUNDERS & SUPPORTERS
 
      
 
THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION        THE HAY FOUNDATION         THE TAUBEN FOUNDATION   

THE ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION   THE LARRY & COOKIE ROSSY FAMILY FOUNDATION


CANDEREL
 
 SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS