The Next Step Workshops Schedule

If you are between the ages of 17-30, identify as having a disability and are interested in great workshops to help in your employment goals please check these out.

With physical distancing, we can accommodate 6 per session.

Full day Skill Assessments are available every Wednesday

September Workshops

All workshops and prep days run from 9am -2pm

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday in September is Reverse Job Fair Prep Day! This is a scheduled pop-in day to prepare for The Next Step Job Fair that we will be hosting on November 5, 2021.  Participants can use this day to create their media presentation, build their resume, work on interview skills, and any other related employment skills development.

Thursday, September 2
Healthy Living: The Healthy Living Workshop touches on the importance of living a healthy leisure lifestyle. Staying active and eating properly to fuel your body.

Tuesday, September 7
Stress Management: This workshop focuses on how to manage stressful situations in a calm and effective manner.  These are integral skills not only for the workplace but also for our day-to-day lives!

Thursday, September 9
*NEW* Culinary Knife Safety 101: This workshop is built for participants to learn how to prepare food safely using a variety of different culinary knives.  After this workshop, the participant should know the basics of what knife to use for each job, how to prepare your workspace, how to safely handle/sanitize knives, and plating a presentable meal.  An overview of food hygiene/workspace sanitation will be included at the beginning.

Tuesday, September 14
Resume Building Day: This workshop will assist in the creation of a great resume that will help you in your employment journey. We will focus on the format of the resume that will assist in employment opportunities.

Thursday, September 16
Food Safety 101: This is a beginner course to introduce you to Food Safety.  This is a great preliminary workshop to participate in before taking your Certified Food Handlers course.  *Disclaimer* This is NOT a certified course.

Tuesday, September 21
Acing the Interview: This workshop will touch on the importance of relaxing and taking your time during the interview. Be prepared, research and know the organization you are interested in.

Thursday, September 23
*New* Culinary Knife Safety 101: This workshop is built for participants to learn how to prepare food safely using a variety of different culinary knives.  After this workshop, the participant should know the basics of what knife to use for each job, how to prepare your workspace, how to safely handle/sanitize knives, and plating a presentable meal.  An overview of food hygiene/workspace sanitation will be included at the beginning.

Tuesday, September 28
Knowing My Rights (Canadian Legislation): This workshop will discuss rights and responsibilities as an employee.

* Thursday, September 30, Mental Health in the Workplace will be rescheduled for October.
Mental Health in the Workplace: This workshop will explain the importance of taking care of yourself. It will offer great suggestions in balancing work and home life. It will suggest coping strategies to help with staying positive.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
30 (Aug.)   31 (Aug.) Diversity & Inclusion 1 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day2 Healthy Living 3 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day
6 Labour Day – Closed 7 Stress Management 8 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day9 *NEW* Culinary Knife Safety 101 10 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day
13 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day 14 Resume Building Day 15 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day 16 Food Safety 101 17 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day
20 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day 21 Acing the Interview 22 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day 23 *NEW* Culinary Knife Safety 10124 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day
27 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day 28 Knowing My Rights (Canadian Legislation) 29 Reverse Job Fair Prep Day30 *Closed for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation1 (Oct.) Reverse Job Fair Prep Day

* Easter Seals Nova Scotia and New Leaf Enterprises will be closed September 30 to observe the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. We encourage everyone to take time on this Day to recognize the devastating legacy of residential schools while honouring the survivors and their communities.