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Connection. Celebration. Engagement. Leadership.

Newcomers & Immigrants Welcome

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

Events & Programs

12:30 pm

Health and Wellness Group for Immigrant Women (Arabic)

June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Second of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

An event every month that begins at 12:30pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until July 1, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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This is a free settlement program for immigrant multicultural women with permanent resident or GARs status. Do you want to practice your English and learn more about Canada? Do you want to meet new friends and share your experiences? Do you want to get involved and be part of our community? To register please contact […]

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Intermediate English Conversation Club

June 26 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Newcomers and immigrant families are welcome. Childcare is available for children 18 months to 5 years. In both groups, participants get to learn about Canadian culture and traditions to improve their settlement and integration by building relationships with others and community attachment. Registration is required for adults and children. Beginners Club This group works on […]

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6:00 pm

Between Women! for Spanish Speakers

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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For newcomer and immigrant Spanish speaking women A space to help us and grow together (for women of all ages) This is a weekly program that provides a safe and friendly space that permits newcomers and immigrant Spanish speaking women to increase self-awareness, self-care and community connection. Activities build women’s skills and knowledge to cope […]

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Mi pareja y yo

June 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House, 800 East Broadway
Vancouver, Unceded Coast Salish Territory, BC V5T 1Y1 Canada
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Para aquellas personas que están en una relación de pareja y que están buscando como mejorar y/o mantener una relación saludable, los invitamos a participar en estos talleres. Esta es una gran oportunidad para explorar nuevas formas de: Transformar el conflicto en diálogo Mejorar tus habilidades para comunicarte Construir relaciones basadas en la seguridad, la […]

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Contact our House

Front Desk
info@mpnh.org
604.879.8208

Settlement Services

Thanh Lam
tlam@mpnh.org
604.879.8208 ext 302

Community Connections

Vicky Li
vli@mpnh.org
604.879.8208

 

 

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