FUTFS Newsletter 5
Programs & Services
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 service organizations, FUTFS raises awareness of issues and supports clients in the community through the progression of a healthy lifestyle and gradual integration into Canadian society.
Children’s English Camp
Children’s English Camp, following the workshop ‘Parenting Skills with Children,’ is a summer camp which parents and children will participate in online using Zoom. These camps will be held Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon twice a week for four weeks, starting on Monday, July 5 and ending Tuesday, July 27. In these sessions the following topics will be discussed: discipline and parenting styles, study habits, EQ and emotional regulation, physical activities, arts, effective communication skills, knowledge about children, and the language of love. Orientation will be held during the first week, and a graduation celebration and certificates will be awarded the last week
Mind & Motion
Mind and Motion is a two-week youth summer volunteer program. This will be held from 10 am to 4 pm. This is an opportunity for youth to gain and leadership skills and discover what careers to choose in the future. Because of COVID-19, we cannot do volunteer work in the community and society or go to a one-day retreat. FUT FS provides opportunities for youth to learn and experience through various online workshops and virtual activities. Youth participants will get to know each other through emotional expression, empathy, and by understanding of the feelings of others. Upon completion, participants will receive up to 50 hours of volunteer time and references!
FUTFS provides informative English education classes every week to help Koreans living in Canada do volunteer work in Canadian society. English Café focuses on improving participants' English skills through continuous English lessons and conversations. All participants interested in these classes and activities are welcome. This July, it will be held every Monday from 1:00 to 2:30.
Let’s live today as if there is no tomorrow
By Kang Woo Seo
When I look back on my 20s, it was a time when I was overflowing with the energy of youth and the ambition to change the world, the time when I had no fear. If someone asked you if you wanted to go back to your 20s, what would you say? I think everyone misses the beauty of youth, but not many people want to go back to those days. For me, youth was a period of pure yet ignorant, beautiful but painful self-consciousness. I would never go back to those days if I had a choice. Instead, I would devote my remaining time to the precious use of the time that I now have rather than going back to those fierce days. In my opinion, young people do not seem to appreciate the true value of aging. They have the notion that wrinkles are not a part of life, but something to be prevented, and removed. But for me, getting older means that I understand life a little bit better, and that means I understand the value of my time better. We all live a limited life. We just forget about life, and we all end our lives by spending only the time that is allowed for us. The time allotted is different for all of us, and no one knows how much time it is. Instead of spending time regretting the past and fearing the future, I try to live faithfully in the present. What will I crave at the end of my life? In my experience, people nearing the end of their lives say they want to see the stars one more time, they want to see their loved ones, and they want to see the sea. So wouldn’t it be more useful to think every day about what I want? Instead of praying and asking for these things at the last minute, I want to tell you to be free to do what you want now
Yesterday’s the past, tomorrow’s the future, but today is a gift. That’s why it’s called the ‘present’.
- Bil Keane