Literacy Month Proclamation
35th Annual General Meeting
International Literacy Month Fundraiser
For International Literacy Month (September 2021) - you're invited to join a virtual Bollywood-inspired dance party in support of Parkdale Project Read.
BollyX is dance fitness inspired by Bollywood culture. Keep active, maintain a balanced lifestyle and have fun while burning calories. Whether you're seeking to change up, or add to your fitness routine, this is a great way to try something new.
Three 30-minute workout sessions will be offered by PPR Volunteer Tutor and BollyX Dance Instructor, Bhavini.
You can join any of these sessions:
Wed September 15th, 12 pm-12:30 pm
Wed September 15th, 6:30 pm-7 pm
Sat September 18th, 10 am-10:30 am
For more info and to register, please visit:
All proceeds directly support PPR's efforts to address food insecurity and other emergency community needs resulting from the current COVID-19 pandemic, as well as ensuring continued access to programming and community connection for adult literacy learners.
Fall 2021 Virtual Tutor Training
Parkdale Project Read is seeking dedicated volunteers to support adult literacy learners to develop their reading, writing, numeracy, and digital literacy skills.
Virtual Tutor Training schedule:
Monday October 4, 2021
Tuesday October 12, 2021
Thursday October 21, 2021
Thursday October 28, 2021
Tuesday November 2, 2021
All trainings are from 6-8 PM on Zoom
Download the application and apply today
The Virtual Tutor Training Program is organized in partnership with the WestTO Literacy Collaborative.
Emotional Wellness as Anti-Oppression
We are excited to share info about our second Professional Development webinar designed for volunteer tutors and community members.
Emotional Wellness as Anti-Oppression
September 22, 2021
6-8 pm on Zoom
This workshop will explore our emotional wellness and how we can use it as a source to tackle oppression and racism. We will listen to two speakers, Jane Burning and Terry Swan speak about holistic ways we can connect with our mind, body, spirit and heart to build an anti-oppressive, anti-racist environment in our tutoring partnerships and in our daily lives.
This is a 2 hour workshop with a break and a Q&A after each speaker.
About the Speakers:
Jane Burning, Holistic Consultant, FIT Teacher, Reiki Master, Author, Motivational Speaker
After twelve years in the field of Child Welfare and Family Violence, Jane began her private practice with Universal Energy Training and Learning Center. She offered holistic counselling incorporating energy work and co-facilitated weekend retreats. Today, she continues to work independently as a holistic consultant creating and facilitating workshops which are developed through spiritual guidance. https://janeburning.com
Terry Swan, named Star Keeper Woman, of the Fish Clan is Cree/Saulteaux and a member of Cold Lake First Nations in Alberta. She presently works as a traditional healer at various Indigenous health and urban organizations. She has built her bundle of spiritual tools, by participating in ceremonies, facilitating healing circles and one on one counselling services. She is compassionate and believes deeply in each person's capacity to heal themselves. As a consultant she also offers her time to training and facilitation dedicating her work to achieving social justice and to reconciliation; facilitating meaningful relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.
Questions? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This Professional Development Program is organized in partnership with the West TO Literacy Collaborative.
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