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Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

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Dana LaBrash
Coordinator, Student Links- Ottawa Region
Student Links (Community Living Ontario)

Ottawa, ON
Canada

TEL: 613-277-0371

E-mail: dlabrash@communitylivingontario.ca

Vcard: import to my address book

Disadvantaged; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Youth (19-24 years)

Student Links is a mentoring program for students who have an intellectual disability to explore ideas for their future after high school. Student Links matches students to mentors who share a common passion or interest.

Some of the mentors that have been matched with students in the past have been experts in botany, broadcasting, comics, film, geography, bikes, music production, aviation, fashion design, fitness and many more.

Students between the ages of 14 to 21 can learn more about their area of interest or be introduced to members of their community who have similar interests.

Student Links Coordinators introduce students to a member of their community who shares similar interests.

Omar's story: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zur98tGmdy8

http://communitylivingontario.ca/initiatives/#student-links

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you have a passion for music and song writing? Are you a songwriter or musician? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Mar 3, 2020
Do you have a passion for music and song writing? Are you a songwriter or musician? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Mar 3, 2020
Êtes-vous quelqu’un qui souhaite faire une différence dans la vie des personnes ayant des besoins particuliers? Quelqu’un qui aime contribuer à votre communauté? Aimez-vous aider vos voisins à développer un sens d’appartenance, de participation, et d’inclusion communautaire? Nous voulons vous parler!

Liens Étudiants cherche des personnes motivées et responsables pour devenir mentor à nos élèves ayant des besoins spéciaux de toutes capacités. Vous serez jumeler un a un avec un jeune adulte pour développer un mentorat ensemble viser sur vos intérêts et passions partagés. Vous allez explorer vos intérêts en commun pour aider l’étudiant à développer ses capacités autour de sa passion et les aider à se préparer pour la vraie vie après l’école secondaire.

Une personne peut devenir mentor dans plusieurs manières et chaque expérience de mentorat est unique et tailler aux besoins de l’élève et le mentor. En tant que bénévole vous pouvez :
- Aider l’étudiant à explorer leur communauté et fréquenter des évènements ensemble
- Travailler sur un projet ensemble (créer un film, bande dessiné, table en menuiserie, danse)
- Prendre un cours ensemble (yoga, danse, art, soccer…)
- Agir comme portier et introduire a votre réseau social, clubs/groupes dont vous êtes membre
- Aider à préparer pour les études post-secondaires, préparation pour le marché de travail
- Développer leur Independence dans la communauté sur les autobus, faire des achats, habilités de la vie comme préparation de nourriture et lavage…
- Enseigner une nouvelle habilité – sport, travail de mains, instrument
- Faire un ami et s’amuser avec des personnes qui partagent vos intérêts!

Nous cherchons des personnes engagées, motivées, responsables, et matures qui veulent faire une différence dans la vie d’un jeune en les guidant et montrant des options pour leur futures. Si vous êtes quelqu’un qui est passionnée par l’inclusion communautaire et pense que chaque personne mérite les mêmes opportunités et expériences enrichissant dans la vie, veuillez-vous vous impliquer aujourd’hui!

Imaginez avoir eu un mentor quand vous étiez jeune et les choses que vous auriez pu faire différemment avec quelqu’un pour vous guider. Vous pouvez maintenant devenir cette personne pour un adolescent qui a hâte pour son futur!

Expérience à travailler avec la population de notre clientèle (besoins particuliers) n’est pas nécessaire. Tous ceux et celles qui veulent aider un jeune a développer sa passion et faire partie de sa communauté sont les bienvenues d’appliquer.
Location: Lieux Variees
Deadline: Feb 29, 2020
Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? Looking for a creative individual- you could be a painter, an art enthusiast, jewellery maker, "maker" or someone who dabbles in many creative areas. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in art (particularly painting, but open to learning new forms of art) to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Êtes-vous passionné par le jardinage domestique, la plantation d'intérieur ou l'agriculture urbaine? Avez-vous des compétences dans la culture d'herbes, de légumes et / ou de fleurs? Si vous êtes prêt à partager votre expérience et vos connaissances et que vous aimez travailler avec les jeunes, c'est une initiative pour vous! Vous cherchez à créer un lien entre un mentor potentiel et un jeune pour créer un projet de jardinage à domicile et éventuellement explorer d'autres possibilités dans ce domaine d'intérêt.

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités de vie après l'école secondaire.

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you have experience with comic creation- either professionally or as a hobby? Do you enjoy creating stories to go along with your comic creations? Looking for someone who is passionate about this area of the arts. If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you! Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a high school student who is looking for ways to build on their knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field- it is not necessary that you work in the field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for whipping up delectable meals/desserts? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Are you passionate about cooking? Do you have skills, knowledge or a flair for whipping up delectable meals/desserts? If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you have experience working with animals? Are you passionate about animal welfare? Have an animal run business and looking for dedicated volunteers? Or maybe you just have a pet of your own that you care for and want to teach that to others? If you love animals and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region- Flexible
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Avez-vous un intérêt dont vous êtes passionnés? Etes-vous doués d’un certain talent? Aimez-vous pratiquer de divers passe-temps?
Si vous voulez partagez vos intérêts, passions, et habilités avec des étudiants qui sont aussi passionnés, pensez y de devenir un mentor pour un jeune!

Liens Étudiants est une initiative qui offre aux élèves du secondaire ayant une déficience intellectuelle l'occasion de développer leurs intérêts et passe-temps actuels, tout en découvrant de nouvelles possibilités pour après l'école

Votre rôle en tant que mentor:
- Présenter des informations sur votre domaine d'expertise
- Présentation d'un étudiant à votre passe-temps ou de l'industrie
- Fournir une opportunité d'expérience pratique

C'est une opportunité pour vous d'aider un étudiant en partageant quelque chose qui vous passionne.

Les engagements de temps sont flexibles.

Écrivez nous à propos de vos intérêts aujourd’hui!
Location: Région d’Ottawa - milieux variés
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Are you someone who wants to make a difference in the life of a young adult with an intellectual disability? Do you enjoy contributing to your community and helping others? We want to hear from you!

Student Links is seeking a volunteer to work one on one with students and young adults with intellectual disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or others, by exploring common interests, assisting in building a full life, and helping to build independence by creating meaningful roles for the student to participate in and contribute to their community.

Volunteers may help the student with travel training, exploring their community and attending events, playing sports or going to the gym together, working on a project together, introducing them to your network or meet up groups, and developing life skills to prepare them for life after school.

If you have experience, or are looking to gain some, working with vulnerable populations, individuals with various abilities and challenges, or community-based services, please contact Siobhan Costelloe Student Links coordinator for more information.

Thank you and we look forward to hearing how you can be of help to a young adult in your community today!
Location: Various - Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you work in the music industry or simply enjoy mixing music and creating beats as a hobby? Do you produce or record music - Are you someone who experiments with SoundCloud, Garage Band, or professional recording tools and technology? Do you write music, sing in a band, or play instruments? Just for fun to jam out with friends or for gigs of your own?

Looking for someone who is passionate about any areas of music!
If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Hoping to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has some experience recording, playing instruments, and who is interested in building on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Would you like to create a musical project and teach the next generation of artists how to get involved in the scene and develop their musical abiltiies. Create a song, produce or record a track, learn an instrument, work on album artwork, gain a roady or gig assistant!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Spring is upon us and summer is around the corner! Let's make the most of it!

Do you enjoy being active in the outdoors and participating in sports and recreation activities? Do you have a love for fishing, hiking, running, exploring nature, working out or playing on local sports teams?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and you enjoy working with youth and helping them to explore their interests, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth to learn more about roles in recreation, sports, outdoor adventures and possibly explore other opportunities in this area of interest.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience
- Participating in rec or sports programs together

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.


Location: Ottawa Region- various locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Looking for creative makers to share their passion for maker culture by volunteering some of your time to mentor a youth who wants to learn from you!

Do you have a passion for creative arts? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby? You could be a painter, an art enthusiast, sewer or quilter, maker of toys, dolls, crafts, anything!

Do you love to work with laser cutters, 3D printers and pens, up-cycled and recycled materials? Or are you someone who dabbles in many creative areas?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in all aspects of maker culture to build on knowledge/skills and to possibly learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Do you have a passion to create or simply an interest in animation/art? Are you employed in the animation or design industries? Are you a student of animation? Or perhaps you are someone who likes to design and create in their spare time?
If you would like to share your knowledge and skills with a high school student who shares your passion, or simply wish to show them the industry, this is the initiative for you!

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Introducing a student to your interest, hobby or industry
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Ottawa Region - Various Locations
Deadline: Feb 20, 2020
Looking for creative tradespeople who love to build to share their passion by volunteering some of your time to mentor a youth who wants to learn from you!

Do you love to work with your hands to build your dream creations?
Are you a woodworker, carver, turner, or hobbyist exploring making your own wood creations? Do you enjoy working with metal or other mediums to create projects? Do you build decks, do renovations, landscaping, or other trades? Are you working in this field or do you pursue it as a hobby?

Do you love to work with laser cutters, CNC machines, welding, up-cycled and recycled materials? Or are you someone who dabbles in many creative areas?

If you are willing to impart your experience and knowledge and enjoy working with youth, this is the initiative for you!

Looking to connect a prospective mentor with a youth who has an interest in all aspects of construction, wood/metal smiths to build on knowledge/skills and to learn more about roles in this field.

Student Links is an initiative that offers High School students who have an intellectual disability an opportunity to expand on current interests and hobbies, while discovering new possibilities for life after High School.

Your Role as a Mentor:
- Presenting information about your field of expertise
- Introducing a student to your hobby or industry
- Providing an opportunity for hands-on experience

This is an opportunity for you to help a student by sharing something you're passionate about.

Time commitments are flexible.
Location: Multiple.
Deadline: Jan 30, 2020