Spectrum Advantage May 2018 session

Spectrum Advantage is currently taking applications for the May 2018 session.

Spectrum Advantage is designed to support individuals who live on the Autism Spectrum find and retain employment within the digital/electronic economy.

The four month program includes four weeks of paid job readiness preparation classes specifically geared towards people living on the Autism Spectrum, followed by a minimum of three months paid employment for program graduates. During the first three months of employment, both program participants and employers are supported by an ASD Human Resource Consultant/Job Coach.

The following are required of all candidates before their acceptance into the program:

  • Candidates must be 18-30 yrs old and not registered in school.
  • Candidates must not be currently receiving, or have received in the last 3 years, EI (Employment Insurance) payments.
  • Candidates who receive AISH (Assured Income of the Severely Handicapped) payments will only be eligible for financial assistance during the Work Experience placements.

To learn more and apply, visit the program website: https://thespectrumadvantage.com/potential-candidates/

Break the Stigma Summit 2018

The 2018 Break the Stigma Summit, hosted by the UCalgary Mental Health Awareness Club, will take place on Monday, April 9, 2018 from 5pm to 8pm in Cassio A/B, MacEwan Student Centre, University of Calgary.

Join us for our third-annual gathering of students, professionals and community members in an engaging evening of dialogue about mental health. The event will consist of an inspiring keynote address, small group discussions, interactive activities, a prize draw, and many more exciting activities to promote mental health and reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness. You will hear directly from individuals with both lived and professional experience dealing with mental illness, learn about on-campus and community resources available for those with mental health concerns and their supporters, and be part of creating a growing on-campus support network for those with mental illness. Free dinner and desserts will be provided!

More information can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1158492494285018/

Please register using this form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfzNkSAVnJXiFRWu-sh_kPJH2v5AaHGlbxHr_AdP-W8X29MGA/viewform

W2RAP UP 2018

The Student Success Centre, Libraries & Cultural Resources, and the SU Wellness Centre have partnered to run a program called W2RAP UP from April 3 – 4, 2018.

This program provides Writing, Wellness, Research, and Academic Support, as well as Peer-Assisted Study Sessions. Through group sessions, you will have an opportunity to receive support for exam-preparation, research, and writing, as well as support for maintaining holistic wellness during the final stretch of the term. Writing Tutors and Academic Development Specialists will offer one-on-one sessions. Stress-reduction activities will also be offered. This event will provide you with access to services and resources on campus to help you as you wrap up the term!

Consult the website for a full list of events: http://www.ucalgary.ca/ssc/wrap_up


Strategies for Exam Anxiety Group

The Wellness Centre is running a Strategies for Exam Anxiety group beginning March 28, 2018.

Who is this group for?

If you are experiencing anxiety and fear and it’s impacting your test performance, this group is for you.

What happens in this group?

The Strategies for Exam Anxiety Group looks at your thinking, emotions and test performance to understand how they are connected. You will be introduced to ideas from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help reduce your anxiety and improve your test performance. Included in the sessions will be strategies for improving your test performance, inviting relaxation and ways to increase confidence in test writing situations.

Group sessions run weekly. We recommend that participants complete all three sessions with their group. 

Dates: Wednesdays, March 28-April 11, 2018
Time: 2-3:30pm
Location: Wellness Centre Classrom (MSC 370).

Registration is available online or through staff at the Wellness Centre.


Company Connector Event with Canadian Property Stars

Prospect Human Services is hosting a Company Connector (Hiring Event) with Canadian Property Stars on March 22, 2018.

  • Date: March 22, 2018
  • Time: 2 pm to 4 pm (1 hour presentation & 1 hour interviews to follow)
  • Location: Prospect Human Services (915 33 St. NE, Calgary)
  • Parking/Transportation: Available anywhere around the building (free)/accessible via Calgary Transit

What to bring to the event:

  • Resume
  • Government ID to complete the application
  • Enthusiasm!

Dress professionally & be ready to interview right after the presentation.

Ideal candidate will be:

  • Physically fit, capable of labour work
  • Likes to work outside
  • Confident English speaker
  • Friendly with strong interpersonal skills
  • Directly interacting with customers and prospects
  • Handling money, making change
  • Competitive, motivated by bonuses

Additional information:

  • No experience is required, but having worked outdoors before is an asset
  • Required to be working on feet for the entire shift
  • No driving license required
  • Criminal record check not required
  • Safety equipment on the job: sturdy, closed-toed shoes and clothing suitable for all weather conditions
  • Season: April – October
  • Shuttles are provided for staff to transit them to/from work

What Canadian Property Stars provides its staff:

  • Steady pay
  • Training provided including:
  • Company Health & Safety Policies
  • Equipment training
  • General Job training

Part-Time and Full-Time positions with flexible scheduling are available.

Please RSVP with Tatiana Reynolds at Tatiana.reynolds@prospectnow.ca or call/text (403) 815-0594.

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