Robert Ide FacilitatorInstructor, and Kristin Grougrou Employment Consultant spoke at the June 25, 2008 meeting on their work with the Experienced Workers Program Halton. This free program is eligible to persons over 45 years of age, who are unemployed, and entitled to work in Canada, and who are willing to commit to full time job searching while attending a three week program.

The three week program will allow the client to:

Identify and network strengths and marketable skills

Job search effectively through group and one-on-one coaching sessions

Create effective resumes and cover letters

Promote yourself using the latest interview techniques

Research labour markets trends to develop a realistic course of action

Utilize the internet and post your resume on-line

This program has yielded 100% client satisfaction for every one of the 5 years it had been offered in this region. For more information call 905-681-3356 or www.tcet.com/ewp To get into the experienced workers program you must have a referral by the VPI see. http://www.vpihalton.com/home.html for details.

Crush on Niagara Wine Tours display table:

Would you enjoy a ½ day tour of the Niagara wine district, and the opportunity to taste some of Niagara’s fine wines? Come early to see this special display that Greg Metrakos. has arranged for us. A senior representative will be on hand to answer all your questions and provide information on the tours and costs. Crush on Niagara Wine Tours have donated a special door prize for this meeting. Contacts; 1.866.408.WINE(9463), or [email protected] or www.crushtours.com

ChapterAGM – Management Committee:

Ted Bruin, membership chair, Jim Clark, treasurer and computer guru, and Ken Laramie, publicity chair, have all relinquished their positions as their 3 year term of office on the management committee expired in June. I thank them for their kindness and invaluable assistance in helping a very green chapter chair. Greg Metrakos, and Peggy Shippee have volunteered to serve on the management committee. Greg is taking on two positions, Publicity, and Membership. Peggy Shippee and Ruth Watkins will look after the coffee and refreshments after the meeting. Thank you for coming forward, to help run the chapter. Rick Evans, and Shobha Ahuja who was to be our new treasurer, are not able to serve on the management committee. Jim Clark our former treasurer, has agreed to continue in that post in the interim.


We urgently need two volunteers to serve on the 9 member management committee. The management committee meets on the first Wed. of the month excepting Dec. The treasurer should have some knowledge of spreadsheets, and statements. Our annual budget is quite small and I am sure Jim will help the new treasurer get started.

50/50 Draw: My apology to the lucky winner, but I neglected to record the name, and the amount. This month there is an additional door prize donated by Crush of Niagara Wine Tours.

The Canada Revenue Agency warns Canadians of mail scam

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is warning taxpayers to beware of a recent scam where some Canadians are receiving a letter fraudulently identified as coming from the CRA and asking for personal information. The letter is not from the CRA. A PDF version of the letter is available on the CRA Web site at www.cra.gc.ca/alert. The CRA has notified the proper law enforcement authorities of this scam. For information about this and other similar scams, or to report deceptive telemarketing activity, visit www.phonebusters.com, send an email to [email protected], or call 1-888-495-8501.