Coffee With QUILL

Coffee With QUILL
Coffee with QUILL is your chance to take a short coffee break to learn about an agency within the QUILL region through an online webinar. QUILL regularly works with employment and social service agencies in the Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth and South Georgian Bay areas. If you would like your agency to be a presenter in the Coffee with QUILL series of webinars please call Debera at 1-519-881-4655

Getting Ahead in the Workplace

Jane Tuer, Executive Director of Project READ described the recent project they hosted.  Working with the local Planning Board and Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation, they delivered a “Getting Ahead in the Workplace” program for Ontario Works and ODSP clients to help them prepare to enter/re-enter the workforce successfully.  This is an excellent example of collaboration of assisting people to bridge out of poverty.

Listen to the webinar here :  Getting Ahead in the Workplace

CWQ #8:

Teresa Zohorsky, Regional Partnership Coordinator for Grey and Bruce toured website during the latest Coffee with QUILL session.  Use this site to search for community services for the learners you support.  It is a great provincial site, so if they are moving to a different community you can check out the services before they move.  Also, it allows you to save your suggestions to a clipboard that you can email to your learner.

Here’s a link to the site –

To learn how to navigate the site, review Teresa’s PPT from the Coffee with QUILL session. – Dec 2016

CWQ #7: The LearningHUB with Heather Robinet and Kelly Harrison

Heather and Kelly did a great job showing us the different platforms learners use on The LearningHUB.

I didn’t realize how may courses they had available to support learners preparing to write the GED exam.

To see our interview with The LearningHUB staff please use this link –

You may playback the recording, or download it to review at your leisure.

CWQ #6 (26 min): Gemma Mendez-Smith, Four County Labour Market Planning Board – What’s new at the FCLMPB in 2016

Gemma gave us a great overview of the activities the Planning Board will be involved in during 2016.  QUILL apologizes for the tool bar showing in the presentation.

CWQ #5: December 8, 2015 – Gerry McCann, Chief Examiner of the GED

To hear our interview with Gerry click on this link and add your name and email.

Contact information for the GED office –

  • General Questions contact GED Assistants   Email:

Phone: 1 800 573-7022 Monday to Friday 1 to 4 pm

  • Accommodations questions contact GED Coordinator – Ana da Silva   email:

Phone: 1 800 573-7022

Resources suggested for preparing students:

How to Prepare– Complete GED Preparation (Nelson Publishing)

How to Prepare for the GED (Barron’s Publishing)

Preparation courses (consult GED website for locations and centres)

LearningHUB has online prep courses students can take –

CWQ #4 (19 min): March 24, 2015 – LearningHUB with Heather Robinet & Courtney Brown

Centres for Employment & Learning, Avon Maitland District School Board

CWQ #3 (14 min): February 25, 2015 – Janelle Kennedy – Choices for Change, Stratford Ontario – Gambling and Addictions Counsellor

CWQ #2 (50 min): Learn about OYAP and Apprenticeship Programs

with Dave Barrett: Bluewater District School Board & Bluewater Catholic District School Board, Brad Marshall: Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (MTCU)

CWQ #1 (20 min.): Learn about Self Employment Benefits SEB Program

with Jane Phillips, Business Enterprise Centre, Owen Sound

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