YES May Newsletter 2017-05-12

YES' May Newsletter comes packed with information on what's new and exciting including our upcoming Entrepreneurship Conference, some new job openings at YES, our Internship Program, the Business Skills for Creative Youth initiative, our Client of the Month and much more!

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Our Entrepreneurship Conference is just around the corner! Are you joining us? Register now!

Liberal MP Marc Miller
 stopped by the YES centre to speak with interns about job skills. See the pictures here.

Read Lama Hamad's story in our Client of the Month feature.

YES is expanding and looking to fill some new and exciting positions. Find out more.

Click here and get an inside look into 10 different careers. This month's video: Paula Youwakim

Stay up to date with all the workshops and events happening this month at YES.

 
 
JOB SEEKERS ENTREPRENEURS ARTISTS
   

Looking for work? Click here to find out all the ways we can help.

Want to get paid experience in your field of study? Our Internship Program is now accepting applications! Find out how you can benefit.

The Latest Trends, Insights and Ideas//20 + speakers// Hundreds of attendees await you at this year's YES Entrepreneurship Conference. 
Don't miss out! 
 Click here for all the details.
 

Between 18-25 yrs old and want to make money from your art?  Deadline to apply for the Summer session of Business Skills for Creative Youth is May 28. Click here for more information.
 
 
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REGISTER NOW FOR THE 2017 YES ENTREPRENEURSHIP CONFERENCE! ATTEND IN PERSON OR ONLINE.
 
ONLY A FEW LEFT DAYS TO REGISTER
 
•  Get access to the entrepreneurial acumen and intuition of 20+ successful startups, businesses and support organizations;
•  Ask our panelists the questions YOU want to hear;
•  Discover the supports and services available to you;
•  Initiate, cultivate and expand your pool of contacts with talented peers.

 



 
 
Made possible with support from:
 
THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION
 
 
   
 
            
JUMP START YOUR JOB SEARCH WITH YES! FIND OUT HOW.


 
LIBERAL MP, MARC MILLER DROPS BY THE YES CENTRE

On Friday, May 5, YES had an inspiring visit by Liberal MP, Marc Miller who came to speak with a few of the interns
who took part in our Internship Program. They discussed the job skills they feel are necessary
in order to face the challenges of today's workplace.​





From left: Annalise Iten (YES Job Search Program Director), Mario Clarke (YES Entrpreneurship Program Director), YES Interns Alexandria Diaz, Gregory Gibson, Vanessa Glikofidis and Stephanie Gakuru, Iris Unger (YES Executive Director), YES Interns Erin Johnson, Kristina Zappavigna, and Marc Miller (Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie—Le Sud-Ouest—Île-des-Soeurs) 

Are you looking for valuable paid work experience?
Click here to find out how you can be part of our Internship Program.

 
LOOKING FOR A JOB THAT'S BOTH CHALLENGING AND FULFILLING? YES IS HIRING! 

 
GET AN INSIDE LOOK INTO DIFFERENT CAREERS
 
                                                     

Have you ever considered a career in the creative industry?
Or have you ever thought of opening your own studio?​
.
 Paula Youwakim used her creativity and her desire for a more hands-on approach
to launch her own multidisciplinary design company, 
Studio la Gazelle.

Click on the image below to find out how she did it.

 


Watch all of our Voices of the Human Library: Career Spotlights videos to discover new and exciting careers.

Discover more videos by subscribing to our Youtube page
 
 
LEARN HOW LAMA HAMAD LAUNCHED HER BUSINESS WITH THE HELP OF YES 

Lama Hamad had a very unique business idea. She wanted to build a search-engine & ordering platform to help people take control of their diets and find the right meals for their tastes, whether they are gluten-intolerant, kosher, vegan, etc. 
 
Lama got her Bachelor of Commerce & Arts degree majoring in Media, Marketing and Sociology at University of Auckland New Zealand. She was an Account Executive for Ogilvy & Mathers, Johnson & Johnson and was Marketing Manager for Viceroy's 5-star hotel in Abu Dhabi. 
 
In 2013, she moved to Montreal in order to start her company TasteBay.com and immediately began involving herself in the start-up community. She heard about YES Montreal from one of the kiosques at ‘Start-Up Week Montreal’, and met her first YES Business Coach soon after. She is still in regular contact with her to this day. 
Over the last year, with the help of YES, Lama has secured close to $100,000 in grants and this past month, she successfully launched www.tastebay.com. TasteBay.com is unique in the sense that it gives its customer base the opportunity to filter out unwanted foods, and instantly browse the most suitable meals nearby, with advanced filters for nutrition, allergens, flavors, textures, cuisine types and even ingredients. 
 
“I’m forever grateful to everyone at YES who offered me their undivided attention, financial counsel, and support during a time where it was needed the most,” Lama says. “Moving to a new city, and starting a whole new life and business from scratch was definitely not an easy task. I sincerely can’t thank YES enough for being one of my strongest partners throughout this journey”.

 
 BE A PART OF OUR NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ARTISTS! DEADLINE TO APPLY: SUNDAY MAY 28TH
 

If you answered YES, and you're motivated, this program could be right for you!

This is an opportunity to participate in a series of free workshops that will enable you to learn essential business skills and focus on your artistic career goals, as well as get group and personalized coaching and mentorship to enable you to gain visibility and start generating income from your art. Deadline to apply is Sunday, May 28th at 5:00PM.
 
APPLY TODAY!


Curious about this program and want to know more?

Join one of our information sessions at the YES Centre (666 Sherbrooke St. W., suite 700) on any of the following dates:

Wednesday, May 24th: 4:00PM-5:00PM
Thursday, May 25th: 6:00PM-7:00PM
Friday, May 26th: 10:00AM-11:00AM


Ready to apply?

Apply online:
BSFCY Application form WORD format
BSFCY Application form PDF format

 
For more information call 514-878-9788 ext 343.
 
DID YOU KNOW?
  • The YES Centre is open, free of charge, to everyone on a drop-in basis from Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm* for use of the computers, phone, internet, Wi-Fi, fax machine and  resource library. 
  • We offer one-on-one support to: entrepreneurs (all ages), job-seekers (ages 16-35 years), artists (all ages), as well as a Mentorship Program.
  • Many of our workshops and services are offered online - for a complete listing of all our programs and workshops, click here to view our new Winter/Spring 2017 Program Book.
  • We have a Job Board on our website where you can view online job postings. You can apply for these postings by visiting the centre at 666 Sherbrooke Street West, Suite 700, during normal business hours (Monday to Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm*).
For information and updates, visit our website at www.yesmontreal.ca
 
MAY/JUNE WORKSHOPS AT YES
    
 
Jump Start Your Job Search 
(Free workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Register here

 
Group Coaching for Artists:
Networking
(Free workshop)*
Thurs, May 18
11:00am-12:30pm
Business Basics for Startups Seminar Series 
Tues, May 30
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here.
Jump Start Your Business 
(Free workshop)
Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
Register here

 
Self Assessment
(Free workshop)
Wed, May 24
10:00am-12:00pm
Business Bootcamp
(Free workshop series)
Thurs, June 1
3:00pm-4:00pm
Interview Workshop
(Free workshop)
Mon, May 15
10:00am-12:00pm
Training with the Experts: The Recruitment Process 
$20.00
Thurs, May 25
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here

 
Group Coaching for Artists:
Goal Setting & Time Management
(Free workshop)*
Thurs, June 15
11:00am-12:30pm
2017 Entrepreneurship Conference
$39.99/$49.99
Tues, May 16, 2017
3:30pm-9:00pm
Register here
Jump Start Your Art 
(Free workshop)
Mon, May 29
1:30pm-3:30pm
Register here

 
*NEW* Training with the Experts: Personal Branding for Professionals 
$20.00
Tues, June 20
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here
 
Click here to see the full calendar 

*Clients wishing to obtain specialized entrepreneurship and artist services
are required to pay a one-time only $30 file activation fee. 

 
OUR PROGRAMS ARE MADE POSSIBLE WITH THE SUPPORT OF: 
 
   
 
       

 
THE BARWICK FAMILY FOUNDATION    THE JOHN DOBSON FOUNDATION     THE HAY FOUNDATION
THE HENRY AND BERENICE KAUFMANN FOUNDATION     THE PEACOCK FAMILY FOUNDATION
THE ROSSY FAMILY FOUNDATION     THE TAUBEN FOUNDATION    THE ZELLER FAMILY FOUNDATION   

THE ERIC T. WEBSTER FOUNDATION      CANDEREL 
 
SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS