Caledon Community Services continues to care for local residents amid COVID-19 crisis

Caledon Citizen
Written By ALYSSA PARKHILL Workers at Caledon Community Services (CCS) aren’t letting the COVID-19 crisis faze their dedication to supporting local residents as best they can. If anything, they’ve taken safe precautions to ensure they are able to provide services that residents need, but by protecting themselves and those around them. “It has been a difficult few weeks. We have adapted. We’ve been agile in a way like never before for the safety of staff and clients. We’ve been transitioning about 60 staff to ‘work from home’ models,” said Director ...

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Asking for help is never a weakness

Caledon Citizen
by Julia Bertola, Communications Intern & Chrissy Jarvie, Communications Lead In stressful situations, how likely are you to ask for help? Everyone faces challenges in life and it’s often true that when pride      and independence get in the way, the greatest struggle becomes asking for help, even when it’s readily available. For some people, asking for help feels like a weakness; that depending on others is admitting failure. These myths are harmful and untrue. The reality is that humans are hardwired to rely on each other – it’s why we form ...

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Help is Right Here for You(th)

Caledon Citizen
by Cathy Perennec McLean, Director, Employment and Training Did you know that right here in Caledon, downtown at the four corners in Bolton, there is a place where you can get help with your job search? Learn new skills, get coaching and access resources to set yourself on the path for success on your employment journey. That place is Jobs Caledon at Caledon Community Services (CCS). CCS supports job seekers of all ages and has special programs to support local businesses with their staffing needs. We also offer specialized, paid employment training and support ...

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The Workplace in 2019 – What Employers Need

Caledon Enterprise
What does it take to be successful in the workplace? Are there specific qualities or traits that make one employee stand out from another? What are the key employability skills that employers are looking for? Our research has turned up some great information that can help answer these questions, and we thought we would share it for two reasons. One, because we like to share insights with the business community; two, because we would like to know what the Caledon employer community thinks and needs. Employability skills can be defined as the skills, attitudes and ...

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OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES

CALEDON COMMUNITY SERVICES #CCSMADNESSCONTEST SOCIAL MEDIA CONTEST No purchase necessary to enter or win. Making a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Void where prohibited. This contest is open to Ontario residents only, and is governed by Canadian law and the laws of the province Ontario. The Caledon Community Services #CCSMadnessContest Social Media Contest (the “Contest”) is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook. Entrants (defined below) understand that they are providing their informa...

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Annual Caledon Day celebrations a huge hit with community

Caledon Citizen
Written By KIRA WRONSKA DORWARD Caledon Day has been happening for a dozen years, and Event Coordinator Heather Savage has been at every one of them. The all-ages, free community event took place this year on June 15 at the Caledon East Recreational Complex, a massive effort that came about through the coordination of dozens of volunteers, community groups, and local workers. Local businesses and corporations were also present to show their support for the town and its people, who all came together on a partially wet Saturday to celebrate living in this community. ...

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Fifth annual Caledon Senior’s Day a huge success

Caledon Citizen
Written By KIRA WRONSKA-DORWARD June is Senior’s Month. Caledon, with its increasing demographic of retirees and residents over 65, has a vested interest in recognizing and meeting the needs of its seniors. Accordingly, Wednesday June 5 was the Town’s fifth annual Senior’s Day, both an acknowledgement of the important role seniors play in our community, as well as an information session for eligible Caledon residents to learn what services are available to them in their golden years. For Mayor Allan Thompson, Senior’s Day is of particular importance. ...

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Hundreds flock to Caledon Equestrian Park for Wines of the World

Caledon Citizen
Written By KIRA WRONSKA-DORWARD It was a perfect start to summer in Caledon on Friday, June 7 at Palgrave Rotary’s annual Wines of the World in the Caledon Equestrian Park. The weather was in harmony with the high spirits of the occasion, as around 800 Caledon residents and guests gathered under the three great marquees to enjoy food and, more importantly, drink brought in from around the globe. It made for a comfortable and pleasant evening as table upon table lined the back of the white marquee tents, showcasing wines of all grapes and vintages, from Prince ...

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“The Exchange, a Uniquely Caledon Experience”

Caledon Citizen
by Chrissy Jarvie, Communications Lead I’m always amazed by the kindness and generosity in Caledon. It shouldn’t be surprising, Caledon is a wonderful place to live and work, but sometimes the depth of kindness really hits home. I recently heard a story of a young girl who asked her friends for snacks and food for her birthday. 103 lbs of food were collected and donated to CCS’ Food Support program at the Exchange (55 Healey Rd.). How incredible and heartwarming is that?! The reality is, this is just one of the many amazing things that happen at the ...

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Transit service crucial for community

Caledon Citizen
Angela Panacci, Chair Governance Committee, Caledon Community Services Board of Directors The toughest thing for my grandmother as her health deteriorated was losing her sense of independence. She was a woman who travelled the world and went to her book club via public transit. When these activities became too difficult it crushed her spirit. I wish my grandmother was an isolated case but in Caledon it’s a common story. I recently spoke with another Caledon resident, who is a cancer survivor and just moved in with his children. CCS’ transportation services take him ...

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