Thursday, January 10, 2013

Family Literacy Day Event - Rock and Read

This one day event, held on Monday January 28, 2013 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre (45 Robinson Street) introduces families to the amazing variety of books available for children today.

Parents and children (babies to age 7) learn songs, rhymes, the importance of books and ways to make reading fun. Parents also get the change to make a book for their children.

Contact people are Stephanie or Sherri at 204-586-8841 or Myfanwy at 204-582-1518.

Lunch and bus tickets will be provided. This event is brought to you by FACT (Families and Communities Together) and the Indian and Metis Friendship Centre Winnipeg.

Canada Summer Jobs 2013 - Frequently Asked Questions

The Federal Government offers Canada Summer Jobs, an initiative that provides funding to help employers create summer job opportunities for students. It focuses on local priorities while achieving tangible results for both students and their communities.

Any not-for-profit organizations, public-sector employers and small businesses with 50 or fewer full-time employees can apply for funding through Canada Summer Jobs.

The application period starts on February 1, 2013 and runs until February 28, 2013. (Please note, this will change next year to allow for more time for employers)

More information can be found at

Are you a youth looking for employment? Check out the Federal Governments Youth Canada page at They also have a page geared at jobs, which can be found at

Monday, January 7, 2013

Community Consultation - Community Response

St. John's Residents Association is holding a Community Consultation at Win Gardner Place (363 McGregor Street) on Saturday January 26 from 1 - 4 p.m. Keep watch for more information about the consultation.

First off however, for our consultation to be successful, we need the Communities response. We are going to be planning our next year on the results that we from the consultation.

If you would like to see something offered in the Community or want your voice to be heard, we need to hear from you!

Please fill out our easy, confidential survey to help your Residents Association make 2013 a great year for the neighbourhood.

Our survey can be found at Please see free to share the link!