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French For The Workforce

French For The Workforce

Enhance your job opportunities and become more confident speaking French. From engaging in small talk, to standing out in your job interviews, to participating in workplace meetings.

February Client of the Month: Ruken Usta

February Client of the Month: Ruken Usta

Meet Ruken Usta our February Client of the Month. Ruken moved to Montreal four years ago after graduating with a degree in Nutritional Science in Turkey. As a newcomer, she faced integration issues and struggled with feelings of isolation. Ruken discovered YES’ Youth on the Rise program and believed it could be a valuable opportunity. Find out how Youth on the Rise became a turning point in Ruken’s life. 

Mental Health And The Work Place: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Mental Health And The Work Place: It’s Okay to Not Be Okay

Although there is growing awareness around mental health issues by employers, fear of discrimination in the workplace remains. Many employees are reluctant to ask for help because they worry that their mental health issues won’t be understood or taken seriously, and that their business relationships might deteriorate.

December / January Newsletter

December / January Newsletter

As we look back at 2022, the year that made us stronger, we’ve created more workshops and resources to help you build your career, business, or art practice in 2023! In this month’s newsletter, we are launching our new Winter Spring Program Book, and looking ahead at our January workshops and events for the new year! Read about Gili Loftus, our Client of the Month, find out how you can improve your professional French, and more!

To Start a Business, Start with a Problem 

To Start a Business, Start with a Problem 

There’s a pervasive myth that every great business idea stems from a ‘eureka’ moment. But outside of Hollywood movies, the journey rarely begins with a grand-slam idea. Successful entrepreneurs are really in the business of problem-solving. Every entrepreneur’s journey begins with a problem that future clients will pay to solve.  

December / January Client of the Month: Gili Loftus

December / January Client of the Month: Gili Loftus

Award-winning keyboardist, Gili Loftus’ three-fold expertise on the fortepiano, modern piano, and harpsichord lends her playing a character that is unique to her, and which has opened up new and exciting paths for artistic and historical exploration which Gili has been invited to share through her performances and lectures on both sides of the Atlantic.