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Visit the Owl's Perch to search the Learning Coach Database. It contains lots of information on a wide variety of useful topics such as:

Your Physical and Emotional Health
Caring for your Child
Your Financial, Accommodation & Legal Needs
Searching for a Job
Preparing a Résumé
..and much more

Everyone likes to save money
Great Savings at Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Have you visited a Salvation Army Thrift Store?

Why not? You'll save lots of money.

Salvation Army Thrift Stores sell gently-used clothing and other household items donated by the public. They also receive donations of brand new product including clothing, toys, furniture and other items from businesses.

Our database has lots of resources to help you.

Need help preparing a résumé?

A résumé is all about getting your foot in the door by advertising yourself - who you are and why you're the best person for a job - to a potential employer. In order to stand out from other applicants, it is important to make a great first impression on paper. 

Contact Phil, the Learning Coach for help writing your résumé. He'll show you useful resources in the Learning Coach Database you can use.

All you have to do is ask for help

Thinking of going to College?

That's a big a decision and we can help you make it.
Come and see the Learning Coach in the Owl's Perch. He'll be glad to help you figure out what's best for you.

April is the month to get this job done.

Free Help is available for your taxes

If you need - or would like - help completing your tax return, Phil, our Learning Coach, would be very happy to assist you. Just sign the appointment form on his desk in the Owl's Perch.

A very busy month for everyone

March was a fun month in the playroom! 

March break was full of activities; from a Pajama Movie day, to celebrating St. Patrick's Day and a Summer themed day in between! During our Pajama Movie day we watched Moana and discussed what makes a healthy bedtime routine. Also we decorated pillow cases that will be on display in the playroom. Our Summer themed day was full of arts and crafts, sand play, an obstacle course and parachute games. We can't wait for the snow to melt away!

We are looking forward to our Spring field trip to Stanley's Olde Maple Lane Farm in April. We are also planning a Bug Day during our Toddlers Program on April 11 th. We are excited to learn about the creepy crawlers that come with Springtime and go on a bug hunt!

Come see Nurse Cathy. She'll be very happy to answer all your questions.

Vaccines are a safe health practice and are the most effective way of keeping you and your child healthy and preventing the spread of disease.

The yellow immunization record cards are great but they do sometimes seem to go missing. You can now keep track of the vaccines that you and your child have received by registering online or on your phone with an App.  

Click here to connect to the online site and then scroll to the bottom of the page that appears. Next, click ACCEPT and follow the steps to register either yourself and/or your child(ren).

Another option is to use the the App called CANImmunize. It is free and available for Android and IOS phones. You'll need to register yourself and your child on this App too.

Help is close at hand.

Individual Conselling Support

Individual Counselling Sessions are available for you here at Bethany. These sessions are based on whatever you're interested in exploring. Support is unconditional and focused on your needs. For those looking for more structured sessions there are also a number of programs available on an individual basis.

For more information on this service and to locate the confidential counselling appointment please just ask at the front desk.

Exploring Mars - a useful goal for society?

This month we had an interesting classroom discussion about humankind's desire to visit Mars in the near future. Is this something we, as a people, should invest in? What are the possible benefits? Do they outweigh the risks? Could money be better spent on social projects? 

To facilitate collaboration, we created a place on our bulletin board for people to post their comments (that's 'physically' post). While we didn't solve any of the world's great problems, we did some positive critical thinking about the values our society holds.

All you have do is ask for help.

Housing Help  is a nonprofit charitable agency providing assistance to people in the City of Ottawa who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to access and maintain appropriate and affordable housing. Staff work with individuals and families to prevent evictions, resolve landlord and tenant disputes, educate tenants about their rights and responsibilities and help them find affordable rental housing. Housing Help worker, Kim Lavigne, comes to Bethany two Fridays a month from 9:30 am to 11:00 am. Check Bethany's monthly calendar for the specific days she will be here. No  appointments - first come, first served.

Give us a call. We'll be glad to hear from you.
We've got the resources to help you prepare.

Applying for a job?

The interview is very important. Treat it seriously.

You want to convince the interviewer that you are the right person for the job.

Practice answering common interview questions in front of someone (spouse, friend) and prepare questions of your own. Asking questions in an interview shows you have actually thought about the interview and have an interest in the position.

For more interview suggestions, consult the Learning Coach Database in the Owl's Perch.

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