YES March Newsletter 2017-03-13

YES March Newsletter comes packed with information on what's new and exciting including March Madness at YES, news about our upcoming Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists' Conference, our 2017 Fundraising Campaign, our Winter/Spring 2017 Program Book, two newly launched initiatives: JobPrepper & Business Skills for Creative Youth initiative, our Client of the Month, YES in the News and much more!

 

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GET READY FOR MARCH MADNESS WITH YES!

We have a busy month ahead here at YES and wanted to make sure you had all the information, updates, and tools so that you don't miss a beat.

Looking for ways to give back to the community?  Find out how to leave your charitable footprint with YES.

Get inspired by our Client of the Month, Catalina Montoya.

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

Job seekers, Entrepreneurs and Artists >>> check out the special initiatives and events we have just for you!

 
 
JOB SEEKERS ENTREPRENEURS ARTISTS
   

Get ready, get out there and get hired with JobPrepper, a new interactive job search tool

Get the inside scoop. Watch Global Montreal's feature on JobPrepper 

 

Click here for a chance of a lifetime >>> to win a ticket for this year's C2-MTL conference.

Our Annual Entrepreneurship Conference is happening on May 16th, so make sure to mark your calendars.

Don't miss out on our Artists' Conference taking place Monday March 27th - Get your tickets now!

Between 18-25 yrs old and want to make money from your art? We've launched a new program for young artists

 
 
Each month YES sends its newsletter to keep you up to date about our workshops, services and events.
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GET YOUR TICKETS TO THE BUSINESS SKILLS FOR CREATIVE SOULS ARTISTS CONFERENCE

Learn to build a sustainable art career from a community of people that "get" what you do. Maybe you're interested in exploring social media marketing more in depth, want to know how or where to find funding as an artist, or would like some guidance on professional development.

This conference will help new artists learn the ropes, as well as more experienced artists grow and expand.


 
Made possible with support from:      
       
SPEED UP YOUR JOB SEARCH PROCESS WITH JOBPREPPER!
 

Getting started on your job hunt can seem like a daunting task. There are countless job postings to sift through, cover letters to write, not to mention researching, building your résumé and maintaining your online profile, to name a few.

There's a new game in town! One that not only helps you get ready, but also helps you get out there and get hired.

 
 



 
 
 BE A PART OF OUR NEW PROGRAM FOR YOUNG ARTISTS!
 

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 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.
 
APPLY TODAY!


The program officially launches on March 15th.

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

 
 
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT ALL OUR PROGRAMS AND EVENTS

UNEMPLOYED? SEARCHING FOR A STEADY JOB?
NEED HELP WITH YOUR BUSINESS PLAN?
READY TO LAUNCH YOUR ARTISTIC PROJECT?


Sign up or log into our Community Portal to get access to exclusive videos and documents
including our Winter/Spring 2017 Program Book.
     
LEARN HOW CATALINA MONTOYA EXPANDED HER BUSINESS WITH THE HELP OF YES 
 

For more information on Ka Joaillerie
click here

 
After years of living in Montreal, Catalina Montoya returned to her birthplace of Medellin, Colombia where she was mentored by a locally renowned goldsmith, Lucas Restrepo. Her experience with Restrepo’s workshop and teachings fueled her passion to make a living by designing and making her own jewelry. 
 
A few years later, Catalina came back in Montreal. She completed her studies, graduating from École des métiers du Sud-Ouest de Montréal and founded her company, Ka Joaillerie. Through the use of classic techniques of handmade jewelry, Catalina encompasses a contemporary approach through the manufacture of unique pieces and collections, loaded with symbolism and meaning, inspired by the nature that surrounds us. In the spring of 2016, a friend put her in contact with YES and since then, YES has become an essential part of KA Joaillerie’s development.

 

“More than an adviser, (YES Artist Program Coordinator) Marie-Michèle Fillion has been an ally and her consultations have become crucial to my understanding of all the different resources that I have access to, such as grants and financing programs,” Catalina says.

The help and guidance she received from YES has benefited her significantly and has been vital in achieving the following successes: becoming part of Metier’s du art du Quebec, being present at Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal 2016 and winning a 2 months’ residency program abroad from the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec.
 
“Thanks to the YES team, I conduct my business with a proven methodology that allows me to be clearer about where I am and where I want to go with my brand,” Catalina says.  “Any entrepreneur, whether an artist or not, in search of options, can be sure that YES will help them to see the forest and not just the tree.”

 

 
YES IN THE NEWS: JOBPREPPER - HELPING YOUNG GRADUATES FIND WORK 
 
YES Job Search Program Director Annalise Iten joins Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the new JobPrepper tool we developped to help young graduates find employment.

Watch the video here >>> http://bitly.com/GlobalFeb2017

Try JobPrepper now >>> www.yesjobprep.com

For more videos, tips and tricks click here to subscribe to our YouTube page or sign in or sign up to our community portal.
 
LOOKING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE? HERE'S HOW.  
 

Are you starting to think about the charitable footprint you could leave in your community?  
Looking for a way to support what matters to you, in any way you can?

Here are a couple of ways you can make a difference with YES (ways that don't put a huge dent in your wallet!):

 
 
1. No contribution is ever too small to make a lasting impact
YES’s philosophy is ‘give a man a fish; you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.’ By donating to YES’s annual fundraising campaign, you are investing in the future of budding entrepreneurs, struggling artists or job seekers. Because of your donation, they have the opportunity to develop skills that will benefit them for a lifetime. Leave your charitable footprint in the YES community.


2. It doesn’t need to feel like an enormous task
The key to making a difference in your community is not necessarily about making a long term commitment, rather it’s about having a lot of heart in what you’re doing. If you are the creative type looking to use your artistic passion to inspire and uplift others, then you should definitely attend YES Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists’ Conference to get advice and tips from those in your field. 
Or maybe you’re interested in finding a meaningful career that will allow you to give back to your community. Then try our new Jobprepper tool to better prepare yourself for your job search. 

 
 
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
 
MARCH MADNESS AT YES! 
 
Jump Start Your Job Search  Information Session
(Free workshop)
Tuesdays & Fridays
2:00pm - 4:00pm

Register here

 
Self Assessment
(Free workshop)
Wed, Mar 15
10:00am-12:00pm
Group Coaching for Artists:
Social Media
(Free workshop)*
Thurs, Mar 23
11:00am-12:30pm

 
Jump Start Your Business
& Financing Options 
(Free workshop)
Wednesdays 2:00pm-3:30pm
Register here

 
*NEW* Personal Branding for Today's Job Market 
$20.00 
Thurs, Mar 16
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here

 
Business Skills for Creative Souls Artists' Conference
$35-$50
Mon, Mar 27
9:00am-6:00pm
Register here

 
Interview Workshop
(Free workshop)
Mon, Mar 13
(Repeats Mar 27)

10:00am-12:00pm

 
Résumé Workshop
(Free workshop)
Mon, Mar 20
10:00am-12:00pm
Register here 
*NEW*  The Power of Storytelling and Body Language 
$20.00
Tues, March 28
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here

 
Jump Start Your Art & Financing Options 
(Free workshop)
Mon, Mar 13
1:30pm-3:30pm
Register here
Perfect Pitch: Professional Sales Coaching for Your Business 
$20.00 
Tues, Mar 21
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here

 
Leverage Your Linkedin
(Free workshop)
Wed, Mar 29
10:00am-12:00pm
Register here 

 
French for Job Seekers
Cost: $75.00
Tues & Fri (for 4 weeks)
Begins Tues, Mar 14

9:30am-12:30pm

 
Create A Winning Profile-Writing Clinic
(Free workshop)*
Wed, Mar 22
10:00am-12:00pm

 
Résumé Workshop
(Free workshop)
Mon, Apr 3
10:00am-12:00pm
Register here 
*NEW* Vision: The Driver for Entrepreneurship 
$20.00
Tues, March 14
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here
Income Tax Basics for Artists
$20.00
Wed, Mar 22
6:30pm-8:30pm
Register here
*NEW* Get Noticed on Etsy: Brand Building and Selling Online 
$20.00
Wed, Apr 5
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