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Courtice Branch
Mondays, October 21st to December 9th
4:00 to 5:00 p.m.   

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.

Get personalized tech support! Meet one-on-one with a student volunteer for help with email, setting up smartphone features and apps, privacy settings, managing photos and videos, or navigating social media.

 

Student Volunteers Needed!

Earn your community service hours required for high school! Please note that a three-month time commitment is required for Tech Assist.

To sign up or for more information about ways you can volunteer, please visit our Student Volunteer page.

 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

Select the date you are interested in using the "select a date" link below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Repeats every week every Monday until Mon Dec 09 2019.
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, October 28, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 11, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, November 25, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 2, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Monday, December 9, 2019 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
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Cyber Child Protection (DRPS Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Thursday, October 10th
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Learn how to keep your children safe online, with a special focus on social media.

Presented in partnership with the Durham Regional Police Service.

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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Fraud Awareness (DRPS Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Thursday, October 3rd  
6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Fraud is a serious crime and can happen to anyone. Criminals have created and tested elaborate schemes to separate you from your money or property. Learn how to avoid the many scams out there with this presentation from the Major Fraud Unit.

Presented in partnership with the Durham Regional Police Service.

 

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Thursday, October 3, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm
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WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Session 2)

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, December 6th
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required through Durham Mental Health Services at 905-666-0483 or wrap@dmhs.ca.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is a self-management tool grounded in the mental health concepts of hope, education, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and support. This self-designed prevention and wellness process helps you address physical, mental health, and life issues, aiding you in getting well, staying well, and making your life the way you want it to be.

In this interactive workshop with Durham Mental Health Services, explore self-help tools including peer counselling, focusing exercises, relaxation, and stress reduction techniques. Also learn about available resources for keeping well and helping yourself feel better in difficult times.   

Presented in partnership with Durham Mental Health Services.

 

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Friday, December 6, 2019 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
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WRAP – Wellness Recovery Action Plan (Session 1)

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Courtice Branch, The Great Room
Friday, September 20th
10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required through Durham Mental Health Services at 905-666-0483 or wrap@dmhs.ca.

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan®, or WRAP®, is a self-management tool grounded in the mental health concepts of hope, education, personal responsibility, self-advocacy, and support. This self-designed prevention and wellness process helps you address physical, mental health, and life issues, aiding you in getting well, staying well, and making your life the way you want it to be.

In this interactive workshop with Durham Mental Health Services, explore self-help tools including peer counselling, focusing exercises, relaxation, and stress reduction techniques. Also learn about available resources for keeping well and helping yourself feel better in difficult times.   

Presented in partnership with Durham Mental Health Services.

 

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Friday, September 20, 2019 - 10:30am to 5:00pm
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First Aid (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Newcastle Branch, George and Kathleen Vice Community Room
Wednesday, November 27th and Thursday, November 28th
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Keep your family and those around you safe. Obtain your Standard First Aid and CPR-C certificate.

Participants must complete the full two-day course and evaluation to achieve certification.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Put yourself on the road to success with professional and certification courses! Gain the skills you need to meet the needs and challenges of your future academic and career goals.
For more information, please contact Kymberly Crawford, Durham College Lead Learning Facilitator, at 905-721-2000 x2504, or Kymberly.Crawford@durhamcollege.ca.

 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

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Repeats every day until Thu Nov 28 2019.
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm
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SMART Serve Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Monday, October 7th
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Learn how to implement a responsible alcohol service and maintain a safe environment.

Participants must complete one full six-hour course and evaluation to achieve certification. The Smart Serve Responsible Alcohol Beverage Service Training Program is approved by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) as a server training program for the Ontario hospitality industry.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Put yourself on the road to success with professional and certification courses! Gain the skills you need to meet the needs and challenges of your future academic and career goals.
For more information, please contact Kymberly Crawford, Durham College Lead Learning Facilitator, at 905-721-2000 x2504, or Kymberly.Crawford@durhamcollege.ca.

 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Safe Food Handlers Certification (Essential Skills Workshop)

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Bowmanville Branch, Mezzanine Room
Monday, September 30th
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Advanced registration required; space is limited. Register online, in person, or by phone.
No charge.
Registrants must be 19+ years.

Learn the safe way to handle and prepare food for a variety of kitchens and environments, including restaurants, take-out, catering, food trucks, or working directly with high-risk groups such as children and the elderly.

Participants must complete one full six-hour course and evaluation to achieve certification. The Food Safety Training Certificate meets the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care and all Health Departments across the province.

Presented in association with Durham College. All programming is funded by the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

 

More About Essential Skills Workshops
Put yourself on the road to success with professional and certification courses! Gain the skills you need to meet the needs and challenges of your future academic and career goals.
For more information, please contact Kymberly Crawford, Durham College Lead Learning Facilitator, at 905-721-2000 x2504, or Kymberly.Crawford@durhamcollege.ca.

 

Registration

You may register in person at any branch, by phoning Information Services at 905-623-7322 x2712, or online using the form below.

(If you experience any issues with the form below or if it does not appear correctly, please try using the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox browsers.)

 

Date: 
Monday, September 30, 2019 - 9:30am to 3:30pm
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Interviews 101 (Enhancing Employment Outcomes)

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Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, November 18th
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

Great – you’ve got an interview, but now what? Go from being anxious and terrified to prepared and ready. Learn how to prepare for common interview questions, brush up on communication skills, and even take part in mock interviews.

Presented in partnership with Agilec, funded by Employment Ontario.

Be sure to check out other Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops:

 

More about Enhancing Employment Outcomes
Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get free individualized feedback on your resume and cover letter, brush up your interview skills, and learn about additional employment services and programs that can help you with your employment goals.

 

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Monday, November 18, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Cover Letters 101 (Enhancing Employment Outcomes)

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Courtice Branch, A Suite
Monday, October 21st
2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Drop in; no registration required.
No charge.

It’s often not enough to send only a resume. Make your skills, experience, and education stand out with a well-written cover letter!

Presented in partnership with Agilec, funded by Employment Ontario.

Be sure to check out other Enhancing Employment Outcomes workshops:

 

More about Enhancing Employment Outcomes
Meet one-on-one with an Employment Coach and get free individualized feedback on your resume and cover letter, brush up your interview skills, and learn about additional employment services and programs that can help you with your employment goals.

 

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Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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