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FUTFS Newsletter 35 (February 2024)

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2024-03-29 03:35
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For You Telecare Family Service (FUTFS) assists individuals and families from all walks of life to overcome cultural, emotional, and psychological barriers through a wide range of counselling and educational services and programs. In collaboration with other social service organizations, we raise awareness of social issues and support clients in the community through the progression of a healthy lifestyle and gradual integration into Canadian society.The projects we provide at FUTFS are for anyone who is willing or interested in participating. Anyone can easily register through our website (www.futfs.org).

Programs & Services in Feb 2024

1. FUTFS Bazaar/Flea market 2024

This event combines a bazaar and flea market, promoting intergenerational volunteering for healthy living. It includes diverse performances, health check stations, children's art exhibits, and a Korean food corner. Entry fee: $30 per family supports programs for children and youth with disabilities. Ongoing pre-registration and volunteer recruitment available. Contact us for donations or inquiries. All ages welcome to volunteer.



2. Senior Talk! Wellness Group

Through conversation, we communicate with others, get to know ourselves, and also introduce ourselves to others. We possess many things with potential power. Those of us who suffer from loneliness and helplessness can be enlivened by skillful hands, beautiful voices, artistic expressions, and body movements.

3. Expressive Art Class III

This program for young people aged 18-30 strengthens core skills such as career exploration, personality and aptitude testing, interview and interpersonal skills, and resume writing. This is a valuable opportunity for young people who want to acquire the tools and knowledge necessary for employment.

(*Registrations are closed.)

4. Youth Mentoring Program 2024

Together with FUTFS placement students, youths will participate in a program where they can inherit the experiences and skills of their mentors. The content of the program covers topics including leadership, values and vision in life, friendships, communication skills, and techniques for building relationships. It offers a valuable opportunity for youths to enrich and mature their lives. Participants will receive 10 hours of volunteer hours upon completion.



5. English Cafe

FUTFS holds an English cafe class every Tuesday from 10:30 to 12:00 to improve volunteers' upgraded English speaking skills. Participants in this class will have the opportunity to meet face-to-face at the Young Center Plus to chat and speak English. The class is led by Instructor Heather Sheildrick.

6. Community Day 2024

This event aims to foster partnerships among participants from different institutions, including seniors who participated in the EAHA project, to collaborate and support each other. It will feature various activities such as impressive traditional/classical performances, successful storytelling, and dance performances.

7. Youth Career Development

This program for young people aged 18-30 strengthens core skills such as career exploration, personality and aptitude testing, interview and interpersonal skills, and resume writing. This is a valuable opportunity for young people who want to acquire the tools and knowledge necessary for employment.



Expressive Art Class III

The upcoming program, Expressive Art Class III, is scheduled to run from January 26th to March 15th at the Edithvale Community Centre, every Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. This eight-week program is designed for young individuals seeking a platform to articulate their thoughts and emotions through various art forms.

Expressive arts, which encompass creative mediums such as drawing, writing, music, and dance, have been strategically integrated to facilitate personal growth. Our program ensures inclusivity and offers group sessions for both beginners and those already familiar with expressive arts. Participation in expressive arts is not only stimulating but also therapeutic, promoting healing and fostering improved creativity among our youth. This program guarantees an intuitive, enjoyable, and rewarding experience, with no prerequisite of artistic skill. Our emphasis is on cultivating concentration and active engagement in the various activities.

The goal is not just the final creation but the entire process, encouraging learning and inner emotional expression. We highly recommend this class for the comprehensive growth of our youths. The workshop is free and provides a unique opportunity to learn self-expression, craft-making, and group participation. This class is thoughtfully centered around play and natural art materials and serves as an introduction to art expression for youth participants. Join us in this enlightening and enjoyable experience at Expressive Art Class III.

Yuk Tung Sin (Marco), FUTFS Field Placement Student

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