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Community Connections & Settlement Services

Settlement Services

We provide settlement services for newcomers during their initial settlement in British Columbia and empowers families to become independent in Canada. Services are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin, Arabic, Vietnamese, Spanish and Wolof. Registration and membership are required for all settlement programs. First year of membership is free for settlement participants. Settlement child care and bus tickets are available for eligible families.

Settlement Suport

  • 1 on 1 support and settlement counselling
  • Information and referral to community resources
  • Information on health care, legal system, education, employment, finances, housing, child care and more
  • Help with filling out forms
  • Leadership training
  • Workshops
  • Opportunities to meet new people and engage in community activities

Needs Assessment & Referral 

Newcomers will meet either individually or as a family with a settlement worker to assess their needs and create a plan to integrate as new residents of Canada.

Individual / Family Settlement Counselling

Newcomers have an opportunity to meet with a settlement worker to receive support and guidance to understand and address challenges they may have as a newcomer to Canada.

Topical Workshops

Workshops are provided on different topics tailored to the needs of newcomers to assist in successful integration. Topics include transportation, the education system in Canada, housing, citizenship test preparation and more.

Short Term Life Skills Programs 

These programs are 6 to 8 weeks in length and provide detailed information on specific life skills. Topics include parenting skills, women’s support group, computer classes, anti-discrimination training and more.

Community Connections Programs for Newcomers and Immigrants

Community Connections include programs for women, men, families, seniors and youth. These programs and activities help newcomers foster the skills and know-how to successfully engage and participate in their community. It also facilitates connections between newcomers and long term Canadians through a series of programs such as:

  • Impact Mentorship
  • Community Leadership Learning Circles
  • Multicultural Cooking Club
  • Men’s Outreach and Support Group
  • English Conversation Club
  • Family Literacy Outreach
  • Volunteer opportunities

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Whole Foods: Reusable bags raise funds for House

October 10 - December 31
Whole Foods Market Cambie, 510 West 8th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1C5 Canada

From now until December 31, bring your reusable bags to Whole Foods Market on Cambie Street. Instead of collecting the bag rebate at the checkout, ask to make a donation to our House! All bag donations from October 1 to December 31 will support food security programs at our House. Visit the Store  

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