What’s Seinfeld got to do with CCS’ new Transitions Program?

By Monty Laskin, CEO, Caledon Community Services.  Not only Seinfeld but Cheers too! These are two iconic TV sitcoms that left their mark on popular culture. Naizil Canada is a proud Canadian manufacturer of vinyl-coated fabrics headquartered in Bolton. Frank Petizian, Director of Engineering also oversees staffing. After three months of an important position remaining unfilled despite pursuing every traditional hiring method, it was situation critical at Naizil. Says Frank, “Our small but dynamic workforce needs to remain positive and work together. The ‘fit...

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To All our Volunteers, we say Thank You

Caledon Citizen
by Chrissy Jarvie, Communications Lead Often lauded for being a great place to live work and play, from our rolling hills to unique shops and restaurants, what truly makes Caledon special is people. People who show they care by giving back and volunteering their time and energy to helping others. Annually in April, Canada celebrates National Volunteer Week. At Caledon Community Services (CCS) this is a chance to sing the praises of our volunteers and extend a special thank you to those who make time for us in their schedules, and their hearts. Daily, staff and ...

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Be Inspired to Give

Caledon Citizen
by Chrissy Jarvie, Communications Lead Open your fridge. Take a good look. Chances are, it’s well stocked with nutritious food. Now imagine if it was empty. It’s a reality many face right here in Caledon. Last year, 3,221 families and individuals visited Caledon Community Service’ Food Support program at the Exchange to help put food on their tables. At CCS we believe everyone should have access to healthy, fresh foods and no one should go hungry. We also know our caring Caledon community is always ready to step up to feed our hungry neighbours, inspiring ...

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Summer Student Series Part 2: Spotlight on Ellen Zagar

Caledon Citizen
by Cassandra Briscoe, CCS Volunteer (This 6-part series explores the day in a life of six 2017 CCS summer students. A new feature will appear here each month.) Ellen Zagar spent her summer working as the Community Outreach Assistant with the Communications and Marketing team at Caledon Community Services (CCS). The 18-year-old student completed her foundation year program, studying ancient and contemporary texts at the University of King’s College in Halifax. Ellen plans to major in contemporary studies and philosophy or English. For many years, Ellen ...

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Caledon Community Services hosts event about ‘Deepening Community’ May 30

Caledon Enterprise
OPINION  by Monty Laskin, Caledon Community Services Caledon   Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson recently hosted his business breakfast, entitled “Building Caledon-Imaging the Future”. It was an informal armchair chat with Kirk Brannon, president of Brannon Steel. Mr. Brannon’s bio was sterling, a very wise mind. There was also a mention that he was the incoming Chair of Headwaters Health Care Foundation. Hmmm, a philanthropic foundation getting top billing at a business breakfast. This promised to be interesting. As a social services wonk, I ...

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