Faruk Arslan

6171 Bathurst Street Suite 711 Toronto, ON M2R 1Z6

E-mail: [email protected]

PROFESSIONAL OBJECTIVE: Teaching Turkish classes all beginner, elementary, secondary, intermediate and advance levels and  practical Turkish words and phrases; essential Turkish vocabulary for everyday situations; providing a topic-based approach, task-based instruction with projects, and using a visually appealing layout, interesting and up-to-date topics, activities to assess comprehension and to develop four skills, basic grammar information, and combining with extensive reading texts, games, puzzles, and leading other fun activities in the Turkish classroom.


Teaching Turkish Class-Beginner Level for adults at TDSB from September 20, 2011

Teaching Turkish classes all beginner, intermediate and advance levels in private lesson

Teaching Chess Class and preparing students for domestic& international competitions

7 years of counselling individuals, couples, youths, elders and adolescents to solve problems, providing support in various not for profits organizations in Toronto

3 years of volunteer management and facilitation experience

Outstanding organizational skills and proficiency in program development and implementation

Great interpersonal and communication skills in English, Turkish,and Azerbaijani Languages

Trustworthy, eager to learn, with a positive attitude, creative and a great problem solver

Excellent computer skills, including MS Office Suit 2007

Proven team player and with excellent leadership skills in various environments

Excellent ability to effectively function in high-pressure environments utilizing superb multi-tasking capabilities


18 years of interviewing experience.

Coordinated and organized community- based programs, events and festivals, and has supervised over 30 volunteers & 10 employees.

Documented clients and programming service in compliance with agency policy requirements. Extensive knowledge on social policy, legislation, social justice, social welfare, managing and offering solutions to individual problems.

Extensive speaking and writing experience; wrote and published academic articles.

Experience in working with diverse populations, getting positive results.


Interfaith-Intercultural Activities Coordinator                                                                 2010-2011

Intercultural Dialog Institute (IDI), Toronto Branch

Anatolian Heritage Federation (AHF), Toronto

Connected families and individuals to community resources and organizing campaigns, assessing social-economical needs, and provided supportive counselling to communities.


Faruk Arslan

6171 Bathurst Street Suite 711 Toronto, ON M2R 1Z6

Tel: 416-822-8975 E-mail: [email protected]

WORK HISTORY (continued)

Activities Director, Public Relations Unit Director                                                       2006-2010

Canadian Intercultural Dialogue Center (CIDC),

Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC), Toronto

Assessed clients with mental health issues, family crises cases and provided support to families, individuals, youth and adolescents at the Canadian Turkish Friendship Community (CTFC) in Toronto.

Department Manager                                                                                                       2003-2006

Astra Canada Pulses Inc, Regina, Saskatchewan

Event Coordinator                                                                                                            2000-2003

Sunrise Education Trust, Toronto


Chess Club Teacher/Educator                                                                                           2007-2008

Nil Academy

Prepared students to a national and international chess competition


Organisation Assistant                                                                                                      2007-2010


Assisted a Food Donation Campaign-Africa in for the Dicle Islamic Society (DIS) in Toronto

As a Youth Program Supporter, did psychological assessment and support for Atak Soccer Club players and Kardelen Music Group members at CTFC in 2007-2008 in Toronto


Bachelor Liberal of Arts and Professional Studies, Honour Sociology, York University, Toronto
Diploma of Social Service Worker, Centennial College, Toronto

Certificate of the French Language Explore Program, York University, Toronto

Certificate of Mock Disaster Course “Tele-buddy Project”, Network Ideas, Centennial College


Provost’s Scholarship, York University

York Business & Prof Alliance Bursary OSOTFI, York University

George Tatham Memorial Bursary, York University

Reference and Police Check has already done by TDSB, including Vulnerable Sector Screening.