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Build valuable leadership and communication skills

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U+ Toastmasters & YRES Regional Speech Contest 

Join us for the regional speech contest in August 2024 and experience the thrill of public speaking! This event is open to children and youth who want to gain confidence, build communication skills, and connect with peers who share their passion.  Sign up below and get ready to showcase your speaking skills!

OUR MISSION

U+ Toastmasters is a non-profit organization that provides individuals with the opportunity to enhance their public speaking and leadership skills.

 

As a group, individuals support each other by completing projects in the Toastmasters Competent Communication and Competent Leadership manuals and enriching the lives of individuals as well as improving their well-being.

HOW WE DO IT

As a group, individuals support each other by completing projects in the Toastmasters Competent Communication and Competent Leadership manuals. 

 

These projects encourage individuals to practice new skills through a variety of activities, whether it be a goal-focused speech or taking on a leadership role at a meeting. Individuals build confidence by leading the meeting, signing up to give a speech, and practicing impromptu speaking while gaining feedback.

BENEFITS

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BUILD COMFORT AND CONFIDENCE WITH PUBLIC SPEAKING

Public speaking is about getting your message across. Once we've figured out a way for our thoughts and ideas to be heard, it builds the confidence needed to deliver the speech or presentation.

IMPROVE SOFT SKILLS THAT MAKE YOU MORE ATTRACTIVE TO RECRUITERS

In a competitive job market, you’ll find yourself competing with others who have the same technical skills as you. Improving your soft skills is the best way to discern yourself from the other candidates.

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GROW LEADERSHIP AND COOPERATION SKILLS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE FUTURE

Effective leadership qualities are highly-sought out these days. Improve your leadership skills to give yourself a competitive edge in the workplace and other aspects of life. 

MOST IMPORTANTLY - HAVE FUN!

The Gavel Club is not just a place for learning - but also to have fun and interact with others. We pride ourselves on the community we've built up and are always looking for more people to meet.

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Seniors

In-person Meetings:

Seniors 55+

TBD

Youths

Virtual Meetings:​

Hosted virtually on Zoom

Ages 8-12 

Every Sunday from 6:30-7:30 pm EST

Ages 13-18

Every Sunday from 7:30-8:30 pm EST

In-person Meetings:

Hosted in Program Room at Aaniin Community Centre, Markham ON

Ages 13-18

Every Saturday from 1:00-2:00 pm EST

Sign up now for September 2024 - June 2025

DATES & TIMES

Our events accommodate people from across the globe, and our flexibility allows us to foster a diverse group of members. Together, we work towards a common goal of elevating our speaking skills.

Funded by Government of Canada's New Horizons for Seniors Program
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