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My Resume

 
José Carlos de Araujo Rodrigues

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My Resumé

Objective: To embark in a fulfilling career that makes the best use of my skills and my goals.

Experience

In 1997 I was elected to a 4 year term as a Councillor to the Council of Communities of Portugal. I advised the government of Portugal and I represented all Portuguese Canadians. I made needs assessments and studies. I did recommendation at the AGM in Lisbon at the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal and many reports in all areas of Portuguese Canadian social life, namely: fundamental structural changes of the Portuguese consulate services in Canada to meet the needs of the population, the elderly and their sub-cultural needs and community demands, emigration policy and the revision of bylaws of the council itself.

1993 to 1998 Construction Foreman. I worked full time for Architectural Harwood Flooring. It involved supervising and work scheduling, hardwood installations and finishings, customer relations, contracts and sales. The firm also did exports and I was involved in the marketing strategies and international costumer search. Helped fund the hardwood flooring course and curriculum at Algonquin College. I stopped this wonderful career due to a major motor vehicle accident that left me with severe physical limitations.

1993 to 1997            I was elected Regional Director for the Portuguese Canadian National Congress. As a member of the National Board I organised lobby and reports to all different levels of government and institutions to best protect and promote a healthy social environment to all Portuguese Canadians. I have made important presentations to the Ontario Ministers and Prime Minister Bob Rae regarding the difficulties and needs of the elderly in the ethnic communities of Ontario. This was a result of a major social survey that I designed, conducted and analysed. I also represented the Portuguese Canadian National Congress at the Ethno-Cultural Council in Ottawa. In this Council I contributed to the concept and constructions of the Rideau Hall Historical garden. I also presented many reports and discussions to fight discrimination in Canada. This was a volunteer part time job.

 

1987 to 1992 Teacher of the Portuguese language to pre-adolescents and adolescents for the Ottawa Roman Catholic Separate School Board. It involved curriculum development and material search due to the lack of resources. I was also involved as a social and cultural animator for the schools Christmas events and fundraising. This was a part time job.

 

 

Education

 

1989 to 1993 University of Ottawa and Carleton                               University on Social Sciences, Sociology.

 

1982 to 1987 Completed high school in Portugal Arcos de Valdevez.

 

1978 to 1981 I attended St. Johns Catholic School of Kitchener in Ontario.

 

Interests

  

I have also developed a new interest and passion for writing.

 

Since 1998 I have written four romances, one environmental childrens story and an autobiography in a book of poems. I publish samples of my work on the internet.  

  

Other

 

Languages:  English, Portuguese,                      French, Spanish and Italian

 

Computer knowledge: Good knowledge of Microsoft programs in general

 

Further information and references are available on request

 

 

José Carlos Rodrigues