Life after Auto – Connect with your Community Resources

We are here to support and to help you.

Recognize that you are not alone through job loss and there are many resources within your reach to help you get back on track. Make your community resources your first resource not your last.

Job Loss – Be aware of these reactions

Seeking support from family, thinking positively and staying physically active will help to reduce this roller coaster of emotions.
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Are you asking yourself

  • Where can I go for help?
  • Where can I get financial support?
  • What can I do to help my family cope?
  • Where are the jobs?
  • Why are resumes and cover letters so important?
  • Do I have the education and training I need?
  • How do I feel about starting my own business?
  • Am I starting each day with a plan?
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Activate Well-being

Keep your body and mind healthy – you will experience a range of emotions that aren’t always friendly.

  • Stay active, go to a community resource centre, library, don’t stay home.
  • Volunteer in the community, it is a great way to network and make contacts.
  • Stay in touch with friends, catch up on projects, find free events in the community.
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Upgrading, Retraining, Starting a Business:

  • Continue your education and improve your literacy.
  • Do what you love
  • Start your own business
  • Search beyond the newspaper classifieds.
  • If you do not have internet at home, go to your local community resource centre to search on line for jobs.

Organization Spotlight

Literacy Network of Durham Region

The Literacy Network of Durham Region (LiNDR) is your pathway to the skills for work, learning and life. LiNDR provides literacy and basic skills support to help meet the literacy needs of Durham Region.  LiNDR believes that everyone is a learner and that all literacies should be honoured and fostered.

According to its most practical definition, literacy is the language, math and technical skills that people require to access employment, participate in education and manage daily life requirements.  It helps people meet their personal goals, develop their potential, participate in communities and workplaces and communicate thoughts, ideas and information to others.

Find a Program for more information on adult upgrading programs in your community.