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Week of May 8th

  • Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024

    Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024


    May 6, 2024

    Do you live in the City of Toronto, York or Peel Regions? The BALANCE Pre-employment Program is a great place to get started with learning how to be an effective job seeker and worker. You will explore new ways to think about your career path, with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities for those with a visual disability. Our practical, hands-on approach includes topics such as:

    • your personal mindset, strengths and needs
    • technology skills specific to job search and work
    • today’s job market
    • what employers really expect
    • how to communicate the value you bring

    For more information, please contact our PEP Coordinator Christina Peruzzi by email at pep@balancefba.org OR via telephone at (416) 236-1796 ext. 225

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    Musical Theatre Movement Workship Spring 2024

    Musical Theatre Movement Workship Spring 2024


    May 6, 2024

    Build your strength and embrace the joy of movement! BALANCE is pleased to once again partner with VIBE Arts to provide our in-demand Musical Theatre Movement Workshop.

    Join us for 60 minutes of toe-tapping, moving, and grooving in a dance-based fitness class! We will work every major muscle group and allow for modifications for all levels and abilities. Classic tunes with a musical theatre theme will bring you and your muscles back in time as we show tune it up together!

    The 10-week movement workshop will run Monday afternoons from 1:30 pm-2:30 pm, starting March 18th until June 10th (with no classes on following Mondays: Easter Monday, April 1st, April 22nd and Victoria Day long weekend on May 20th) at West Neighbourhood House located at 248 Ossington Avenue (Ossington & Dundas). This is a small class, so spaces are very limited! Register now by contacting the office at 416-236-1796 ext.0 or emailing info@balancefba.org.

    West Neighbourhood House
    248 Ossington Avenue
    Toronto, Ontario M6J 3A2
    Canada
  • Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024

    Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024


    May 7, 2024

    Do you live in the City of Toronto, York or Peel Regions? The BALANCE Pre-employment Program is a great place to get started with learning how to be an effective job seeker and worker. You will explore new ways to think about your career path, with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities for those with a visual disability. Our practical, hands-on approach includes topics such as:

    • your personal mindset, strengths and needs
    • technology skills specific to job search and work
    • today’s job market
    • what employers really expect
    • how to communicate the value you bring

    For more information, please contact our PEP Coordinator Christina Peruzzi by email at pep@balancefba.org OR via telephone at (416) 236-1796 ext. 225

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    Sharing Space Support Group Spring 2024

    Sharing Space Support Group Spring 2024


    May 7, 2024

    This program offers a 10-week professionally facilitated group counseling opportunity for adults with visual disabilities. Together, participants will explore various aspects of living with partial sight or blindness, delve into identity formation amidst visual challenges, assess support networks from friends and family, navigate the process of grief and letting go, manage feelings of stress and overwhelm, and celebrate personal achievements. Lisa Derencinovic, MSW, a professional counsellor with lived experience of blindness, leads the group. Lisa has provided therapeutic counseling at BALANCE for the past 7 years.

    Limited space, so secure your spot now! To register, please contact our office at info@balancefba.org or call 416-236-1796 ext. 0.

  • Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024

    Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024


    May 8, 2024

    Do you live in the City of Toronto, York or Peel Regions? The BALANCE Pre-employment Program is a great place to get started with learning how to be an effective job seeker and worker. You will explore new ways to think about your career path, with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities for those with a visual disability. Our practical, hands-on approach includes topics such as:

    • your personal mindset, strengths and needs
    • technology skills specific to job search and work
    • today’s job market
    • what employers really expect
    • how to communicate the value you bring

    For more information, please contact our PEP Coordinator Christina Peruzzi by email at pep@balancefba.org OR via telephone at (416) 236-1796 ext. 225

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  • Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024

    Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024


    May 9, 2024

    Do you live in the City of Toronto, York or Peel Regions? The BALANCE Pre-employment Program is a great place to get started with learning how to be an effective job seeker and worker. You will explore new ways to think about your career path, with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities for those with a visual disability. Our practical, hands-on approach includes topics such as:

    • your personal mindset, strengths and needs
    • technology skills specific to job search and work
    • today’s job market
    • what employers really expect
    • how to communicate the value you bring

    For more information, please contact our PEP Coordinator Christina Peruzzi by email at pep@balancefba.org OR via telephone at (416) 236-1796 ext. 225

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    Stress Management and Resilience Workshop- Spring 2024

    Stress Management and Resilience Workshop- Spring 2024


    May 9, 2024

    This 7-week program caters exclusively to BALANCE clients.  Social Worker and BALANCE counsellor Melanie Marsden facilitates the workshop series. Melanie specializes in intersecting identities in counselling and is an experienced counsellor with lived experience of sight loss.  In this workshop, participants will learn fundamental mental health skills tailored to individuals with visual disabilities. Each 2-hour workshop builds on the next, covering topics such as understanding stress, mindfulness, reframing negative thoughts, assertiveness, and resilience.

    Limited space, so secure your spot now! To register, please contact our office at info@balancefba.org or call 416-236-1796 ext. 0.

  • Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024

    Pre-Employment Workshop Spring 2024


    May 10, 2024

    Do you live in the City of Toronto, York or Peel Regions? The BALANCE Pre-employment Program is a great place to get started with learning how to be an effective job seeker and worker. You will explore new ways to think about your career path, with a focus on the specific challenges and opportunities for those with a visual disability. Our practical, hands-on approach includes topics such as:

    • your personal mindset, strengths and needs
    • technology skills specific to job search and work
    • today’s job market
    • what employers really expect
    • how to communicate the value you bring

    For more information, please contact our PEP Coordinator Christina Peruzzi by email at pep@balancefba.org OR via telephone at (416) 236-1796 ext. 225

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